Tech Corridor

The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor connects two of the key economic and knowledge centres in the east of England and a number of technology hot-spots across and along its 100 km geography. Whether you’re already based in the area or looking to move or expand your business, the Tech Corridor could be your competitive advantage.

Boasting a vibrant £27.3bn economy, which has enjoyed growth of 13.5% since 2010 outstripping the national (11.7 %) and regional (12.7 %) averages, the area is set to see 72,000 new jobs created over the next 20 years, delivering a £10.1bn economic boost.

The Corridor’s key strengths lie in its clusters of world-leading universities and research institutes, knowledge-intensive businesses and business networks, complemented by the areas supply chain capabilities, a skilled workforce and an abundance of affordable space to grow. The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor offers a range of opportunities for businesses and benefits from strong political commitment for continued growth as a Priority Place within in the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy.

Competitive Clusters

The Tech Corridor area is home to the UK’s most successful tech cluster in Cambridge, as well as businesses and research institutions leading the way in technology areas such as advanced manufacturing, energy, agritech and big data. Clusters are located throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire with regional ‘hot-spots’ of activity and innovation supported by strong cluster organisations.

Areas of strength for the Tech Corridor include:

  • Advanced Engineering, Manufacturing & Materials
  • Agritech/ Food Science
  • Life Science, Med-Tech & Pharmaceuticals
  • IT, AI, Robotics, Sensors & Big Data
  • Energy

Skilled Workforce

The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor and its surrounding area is home to a number of world-renowned further and higher education institutions including Cambridge University, Anglia Ruskin University, University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts, University Technical College Norfolk and Easton and Otley College. Together they provide the region with over 37,000 graduates each year.

Support to Grow

The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor area benefits from a range of business support organisations including the Medicine Catapult and the National Institute of Agriculture Botany as well as sector-specific organisations like One Nucleus, The Welding Institute, Agri Tech East and the East of England Energy Group.

Commercial Investment Opportunities

Alongside its thriving businesses, the Tech Corridor area offers over 560ha (1,400 acres) of land for business development throughout the Corridor area. With growing demand for employment space, the Tech Corridor offers opportunities for investment in employment space as well as leisure facilities and warehousing. Explore the Tech Corridor Development Opportunities here.

 

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