The Committee of the Regions (CoR) has published a guide on "Regional innovation Ecosystems. Learning from the EU's Cities and Regions" to raise awareness of how pioneering cities and regions are breaking new ground to co-create the Europe of tomorrow. The guide provides a set of case studies from European cities and regions including Amsterdam, Berlin, and the Basque Country, as well as many others. The only two UK cities listed in the guide are Greater Manchester, where Health Innovation is recognised as one of our leading strengths, and Glasgow.
The input from Greater Manchester to the CoR guide was provided by New Economy who is leading on work to undertake a Science and Innovation Audit on behalf of the UK government and local GM partners. Michael Contaldo, Director for Science and Innovation at New Economy responding to the CoR guide said – “We (GM) aim to be one of the best regions in the world for partnerships with companies engaged in health innovation, to drive economic growth, raise productivity and improve health outcomes. We hope that partners across Europe will collaborate with us to make this a reality”.