Global Innovation Connections East Midlands

Development of a ‘Global Innovation Connections’ strategy for the East Midlands, centred on the University of Nottingham, which is building an Innovation Park in the UK and already has a campus in Zhejiang province, China.

CM International was tasked with developing the strategy, intended to drive up the economic value of East Midlands connections with Zhejiang and capitalise on existing good practice in developing international innovation connections. This involved desk and field research to identify and review innovation opportunities in East Midlands, and supervising a similar review undertaken in Zhejiang by Chinese researchers. To complement the strategy, we developed a competency framework intended to help the University measure progress over time towards achieving the aims of the strategy, and emda to gauge the success of this pilot scheme.