Alliance joins RDA for growth

April 27, 2001

A strategic alliance including the nine universities in the Yorkshire and Humber region has been launched in collaboration with Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency.

The universities contribute about £2 billion to the region's economy in their roles as employers, employment generators, importers of students and creators of knowledge and skills.

The alliance will cooperate to increase business start-ups, particularly through spinoffs, and to attract inward investment by matching potential investors' needs to universities' research and technology strengths.

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