SIZING THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY 3 30,500 employees (4.4% of total employment compared to 5.7% in the UK, 8.1% in the South East) 2,000 businesses (2.5% of business base compared to 7.1% in the UK) Start up activity low Comparative strengths in transport & defence, computing & electronics and software. Source: Census of employment, BRES & IDBR
ASPIRING TO BE THE BEST 4 If NI is to be UK’s leading knowledge region it would mean: 25,500 jobs across the knowledge economy 6,000 new businesses across the knowledge economy 24,000 further jobs in the economy as businesses make purchases and staff spend their wages An extra £3 billion of GVA in total.
REINVENT NI Let’s do something big Indigenous start-ups must become the priority The entrepreneur must become the centre of the economic universe What is stopping us? Let’s do it: self help #Ideafest wifi password: titanic1911
Today’s results => KEI Conference 15 th Feb NISP CONNECT Mandate: select a trajectory for 20 year growth Agree the main bottlenecks and needs Action and advocacy Be bold, Be candid, Be positive – ‘can do if’ its not MoanFest! #Ideafest wifi password: titanic1911 TODAY’S CHALLENGE
AGENDA 2:45pmWelcome & Introduction Steve Orr, NISP CONNECT 2:55pm Briefing Nichola Bates, Emerald-Valley 3:00pmFirst Breakout Session 4:00pmPresentations 4:25pmSecond Break Out Session 4:55pmPresentations 5:20pm Close Volunteer 5:30pmBeer! Open mic #Ideafest wifi password: titanic1911
IDEAFEST WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE TO CREATE A STREAM OF UNSTOPPABLE START-UPS? #Ideafest wifi password: titanic1911