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Its all happening IN HALTON European Week of Regions and Cities - October 2006 Innovation Seminar Halton Science Forum David Owen Head of Business Development.

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1 Its all happening IN HALTON European Week of Regions and Cities - October 2006 Innovation Seminar Halton Science Forum David Owen Head of Business Development Halton Borough Council - UK

2 Its all happening IN HALTON Where is Halton? Halton comprises the twin towns of Widnes & Runcorn, NW England, UK

3 Its all happening IN HALTON The Strategic Context and Drivers The Regional Economic Strategy for North West England The Regional Science Strategy for North West England The Halton Science Report The Halton Science and Technology Action Plan

4 Its all happening IN HALTON Science & Technology in Halton - a summary profile Halton is characterised by a large manufacturing cluster - 27, 000 jobs – birthplace of UK chemicals industry High proportion of employment in environmental technologies, chemicals, plastics, life science and medical technologies Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus, and the Heath Business & Technical Park offer a significant competitive advantage in supporting science and technology firms Chemicals Northwest – regional body cluster for the sector – based at the Heath Business and Technical Park

5 Its all happening IN HALTON Halton Science Forum The key players:- Halton Borough Council Central Laboratory of the Research Councils Daresbury Innovation Centre Heath Business and Technical Park Private sector partners The vision for science, technology and advanced manufacturing in Halton Mission and key objectives of the Halton Science Forum Structure and composition Next steps

6 Its all happening IN HALTON For further details … Web: wheresciencesucceeds.co.uk


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