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Impact and growth

how will we create impact and growth with the speed to scale region programme?

With an investment of £460 million, via four Hubs and a number of Pre-Hubs, SSR will deliver a GVA impact of £2.4 billion and 22,000 jobs, focused on:

  • Low-carbon heating
  • New medical technologies
  • Low-emission urban mobility
  • Secure connectivity

These are all sectors where the West Midlands has market leading capabilities, or the capacity to do so, with strong business footprints.

Catapult partners will support and accelerate the product development and volume production with all elements of the programme embedded into an eco-system which helps businesses transition into these new sectors and fully optimises the SME base and supply chains. Brought together into one programme, with a systems engineering approach, these hubs will be underpinned by a productivity booster to drive business capacity, create the capability to support the rapid reconfiguration of regional supply chains and enable flexible pivoting to supply essential goods for the growth of the UK economy.