Economic Consultancy Brief for Liverpool City Region
To provide an evidence-based assessment of what is needed to achieve 5% of GVA invested in R&D in the Liverpool City Region by 2030.
The overall purpose of this brief is to engage suitable consultants to provide an evidence-based assessment of what is needed to achieve 5% of GVA invested in R&D in the Liverpool City Region (LCR) by 2030, and fulfil the following ancillary purposes: (a) Refresh and update the 2017 LCR+ SIA, assessing and evidencing, new areas of opportunity, be that within the existing 3 priority areas or emerging world-class competitive strengths, taking account of all major subsequent strategic/policy and practical/project achievements and developments, national and local, not least re. net zero carbon. (b) Review the LCR’s live and pipeline innovation project portfolio, identifying any gaps/new potential projects in view of the SIA refresh process. (c) Translate the outline asset-based innovation cluster development work into an actionable programme. (d) Add value to the ongoing CA-led innovation/R&D economic benefit modelling work. (e) Support efforts to provide a pioneering, evidence-based, economic case to UK Government for a place-based “innovation deal”” (f) Feed into all elements of the associated comprehensive innovation comms programme currently being developed. (g) Inform the CA-led LCR Plan for Prosperity and all other key forward LCR innovation and wider economic development strategies, policies, and action plans. (h) Inform the forward individual organisational aims and strategies of other LCR innovation ecosystem stakeholders, both local land external. (i) Inform efforts to secure public and private investment for individual projects and other investment proposals by all LCR stakeholders.
Estimated contract dates
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From 15/12/2021 11:30 to 10/01/2022 09:00