City region deal project information

Northern Innovation Hub (Pan Highland)

The initiative aims to transform levels of business innovation through funded targeted initiatives. The Northern Innovation Hub will be delivered by HIE in partnership with The Highland Council. It will deliver a range of targeted initiatives over a 7 year period principally across the food and drink, life sciences, creative industry and tourism sectors.  The programmes will include:

  • Graduate placement programmes
  • Intensive support to young and new businesses
  • Digital skills programmes
  • Adoption of competitive digital practices for highland businesses

Latest position

The Full Business case has been agreed and the project lead appointment.  Work has commenced on procurement activities and internal set up activities

Deal Funding  £11m UK Government
Project Lead  Felix Spittal (HIE)

Business case - Northern Innovation Hub

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