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Historically, the Strategic Economic Development (SED) team has been responsible for securing external funding for the University (across all of its campuses) in support of strategic developments, and overseeing contractual compliance and delivery of those externally funded projects.  More recently, the SED team has moved into the University’s Faculty of Business and Management, with a view to aligning the team’s strengths and expertise with the University’s and the Faculty’s growth aspirations in relation to regional and business engagement.

The SED team’s activities and support for colleagues across the University include:

  • Funding contract management and compliance
  • Project delivery/management
  • Regional economic development policy and related partnerships
  • Impact and data intelligence
  • New project development
  • Horizon scanning for funding opportunities
  • External funding applications and tenders
  • Health and medical innovation developments

The stakeholders with which we work include:

  • Local stakeholders, including Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, local Councils and chambers of commerce
  • Public, private and third sector organisations, including industry bodies, SMEs, NHS, large corporates, policy setters, charities and community organisations
  • Regional, national and international funding bodies
  • Other universities and colleges
  • Students and graduates

Our Staff

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Associate Professor; Director of Centre for Economic Development
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Head of Funded Programmes / Programme Manager
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Digital Solutions at UCS Project Director; Director of Health and Medical Innovation & Transformation
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Strategic Projects Officer
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Project Development Manager