What is the Belfast Region City Deal?
The Innovation strand of the BRCD is about enabling the region to compete in the data-driven knowledge economy of the future through new open-source facilities for research and development.
Belfast – a region which punches way above its weight when it comes to research excellence and innovation.
Belfast Region City Deal partners are poised and ready to deliver on the Minister for the Economy Diane Dodd’s ambitious new economic vision ‘10X’, which will lead to better jobs with better wages and an improvement in people’s quality of life.
Innovation City Belfast today announced plans to put innovation at the heart of Belfast’s post-pandemic recovery.
Momentum continues to build for the Belfast Region City Deal, with the aim that a deal will be signed this summer to kick off this transformative programme of investment in innovation and digital, tourism and regeneration, infrastructure and employability and skills.
Leading health officials have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinvigorate and re-prioritise the Ireland–Northern Ireland–NCI Cancer Consortium (The All-Ireland Cancer Consortium (AICC)).
Belfast Region City Deal partners are putting the spotlight on apprenticeship opportunities in key sectors for Northern Ireland through an upcoming series of insight webinars. These will be focused on how employability and skills will underpin plans to create jobs through the City Deal investment.
Belfast is joining 35 cities from around the world to pioneer a new global policy roadmap for the responsible adoption of new technology as part of the World Economic Forum’s G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance.
Queen’s is one of 24 UK Universities to join with Core Cities, a collaborative advocacy group of large regional UK cities, to call on the UK government to harness the combined power of universities and cities to drive regional and national economic recovery.
Both Ulster University and Queen's University, Belfast are actively supporting the fight against coronavirus on many fronts, making a real impact both at a global scientific level, delivering excellent teaching through our virtual learning environments and supporting one another at a local, human and practical level.
Sonraí Analytics is proud to be working with the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence (PMC) at Queen’s University Belfast, and the world’s largest biotech company Roche, in a ground-breaking collaboration, to improve outcomes for patients with early-stage cancer.
New agreement will strengthen collaboration on the Belfast City Deal, specifically around the new proposed Centre for Digital Healthcare Technology (CDHT)
Researchers from Queen’s are part of a £33 million UK Government innovation grant to develop zero emissions ferries in Belfast over the next four years.
Queen’s University Belfast, along with Belfast Region City Deal partners, have welcomed news of £350 million investment from Treasury announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Autumn Budget.
Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast have announced their commitment to work together to support innovation and drive economic growth across the region.
Belfast Region City Deal partners have said that confirmation of the NI Executive’s match funding of new investment for infrastructure, regeneration, and tourism projects will help the region’s economy recover from the effects of Covid-19.