Five north west agencies sign up to boost innovation in energy sector.
Five north west organisations have signed a partnership deal to increase energy innovation across the region.
The North West Development Agency, (NWDA) Envirolink Northwest, the Energy Innovation Centre, Business Link Northwest and the Joule Centre have signed a ?Memorandum of Understanding? (MoU) to create closer working ties, collaborate on energy innovation schemes and develop clear leadership to enhance the growth of the sector.
The MoU will be supported by a ?Framework Paper? ? a detailed document that outlines how each organisation works, the types of business support it offers and sectors/industries in which it operates.
Mark Atherton, Director of Environment & Energy at the NWDA said: ?As one of the region?s key business sectors, the energy and environmental technologies industry needs to remain innovative to remain competitive.?
Nick Storer, Chief Executive of Envirolink Northwest, said: ?Success in innovation is vital to the future prosperity of the North West?s energy sector.?
The Northwest?s energy and environmental technologies sector currently employs more than 50,000 people and has a turnover of £6.5bn.
Added the 07 December 2009 in category Innovation News