Funding from the European Union means Brighton & Hove is on the brink of developing a knowledge economy network, called Capture. It will link 21 partner towns and cities across the EU, including central and Eastern Europe.
Brighton & Hove City Council was successful in winning EU funding of € 400,000 (£266,700) for the project, through the Interreg IIIC programme which supports inter-regional co-operation across Europe.
Councillor Don Turner said, “I am delighted that this bid on the knowledge economy has been awarded European funding. Our city is a regional leader in this field and now will be able to benefit from sharing experience at a European level.”
The network will specifically target local authorities with focus on relationships with higher education establishments and businesses. It aims to optimise business innovation, growth and regional economic development through technology transfer and the stimulation of knowledge-based companies. Capture will involve partner organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Holland and Belgium. The project will also fund much of the city’s future work with the Eurotowns network of medium sized towns and cities.
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