Adastral Park will partner with the University of Suffolk to create a training centre for local students and apprentices at the park.
As part of a £14.5m initiative from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
, the University of Suffolk
has been given £6.49m to establish an ICT research and training centre at Adastral Park. The project aims to boost innovation skills and productivity across Norfolk and Suffolk by leveraging the capabilities of the University of Suffolk, BT
and Adastral Park's tech cluster Innovation Martlesham
. It’s hoped the centre will welcome 520 new students, 145 new apprentices and create 36 new jobs in the local area.
Lisa Perkins, Adastral Park and Research Realisation Director, said, “We’re delighted to be working with the University of Suffolk to create a combined research and training institute that will accelerate the development of future skills in our sector. The provision of the funding creates the opportunity for us to satisfy the demand from industry for key skills, and gives prospective students unique opportunities to facilitate learning in a technology and business environment at Adastral Park.”
Creating the training centre is one of a number of projects aimed at delivering on a set of ambitious targets for our local area set by the New Anglia LEP. Including growing our £35bn economy by £17.5bn in real terms by 2036 and creating 80,000 new jobs. The LEP carried out a detailed analysis of their Capital Growth Programme and decided on themes of skills, innovation and productivity for these new projects.