Manchester Identify Emerging Technology Strengths
Manchester to use groundbreaking new data science to comprehensively map and identify strengths in emerging technologies.
19:24 26 November 2018
Greater Manchester is set to become the first city region in the UK to comprehensively map its technology sector using groundbreaking new data science.
To carry out the scheme, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Manchester’s inward investment agency have commissioned The Data City, a data science and software company, to undertake the extensive project.
Paul Connell, Co-Founder of The Data City, said: “As well as allowing us to draw on a much wider range of information, our unique process applies sophisticated analyses based on keyword criteria and removes the expensive and time-consuming data collection stage.
“It speeds up report generation and allows us to share not only the immediate, but also constantly updated and openly published data, which can be freely accessed and used to make and evaluate decisions on an ongoing basis.
“The platform will provide definitive economic insights and we believe we can drive economic growth in the UK by providing data-based evidence for decisions, which can help businesses expand, accurately identify priority areas for investment, and inform economic policy.”