The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal is a £214 million investment in the future of the region, unlocking potential to drive economic growth, productivity and prosperity. This initial funding has potential to leverage additional private investment in excess of £640 million over the next 10 to 15 years, delivering more than 5,000 new jobs across a range of sectors.
Research and innovation is central to achieving this vision. Working closely with partners, the University can understand the challenges businesses are facing and pioneer new solutions, creating high-value jobs and supporting greater productivity. The City Region Deal provides £22 million of investment for two research hubs at the University; £17 million for a new Aquaculture Hub and £5 million for an International Environment Centre.
The key to successful innovation is collaboration. The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal offers an unprecedented opportunity for businesses, researchers and innovators to work strategically to unlock productivity, and inclusive, sustainable growth. Working in partnership, we can take advantage of global opportunities to deliver economic and social benefits at local, national and international levels.