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A global destination for inclusive innovation

Leeds has big ambitions to become the global destination for inclusive innovation in the UK.

We are making excellent progress towards inclusive innovation through the £1.5 billion Innovation Arc, our new city centre science park that will act as a test bed to solve big global problems in a city with the ability to deliver whole system change at scale.

We are a city of problem solvers and innovators, and we want to attract more people and businesses that share our vision as we build towards a healthier, greener and inclusive future for Leeds and the world.

Our city is a destination for entrepreneurs, innovators and research experts; home to innovative start-ups, world class universities and global corporates, who are not afraid to push boundaries, create new products, services and employment. There is no better place to invest in the UK.



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We have a strong and thriving innovation ecosystem, built in collaboration with corporates, entrepreneurs, our universities, and public sector partners, which is already delivering significant results.

Building on our participation in the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (MIT REAP) we are driving growth in the regional innovation ecosystem and benchmarking ourselves and our progress.



Read about the Leeds MIT REAP programme