The aim of the Industrial Strategy is to boost productivity by backing businesses to create good jobs and increase the earning power of people throughout the UK with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure

In Greater Lincolnshire we are developing our Local Industrial Strategy in partnership with government in order to further build on our competitive advantages and to provide a test bed for some nationally important incentives.

The LEP has therefore identified the emerging areas of focus for the LIS in consultation with partners and stakeholders.  These have been tested with local businesses at events across the county which have been hosted by MPs and local councils, and have been refined to focus on

Cross cutting skills mission

Equip Greater Lincolnshire to transition into the world of industry 4.0 and take advantage of the opportunities it offers

Building on the opportunity of our involvement in the Skills Advisory Panel and Career Learning Pilots we want to develop an approach that builds the partnership between providers, businesses and the LEP to improve our capacity to plan for and deliver future skills needs and test the impact of greater local control.

Sector specialisms

The LEP has identified 5 areas to focus Greater Lincolnshire's sectoral specialism and advantage.

  1. Test bed area for rural energy solutions

There has already been significant work to develop locally led solutions to fill gaps in energy supply and build sustainable sources for the future. The supply of energy is a significant issue in Greater Lincolnshire which is impeding the ability of businesses to expand.  Solutions include use of a SMART GRID Energy supply system using SMART technology to connect farmers with renewable generation and waste conversion sites to local demand.

  1. Food processing productivity

Productivity increases in the food processing sector, primarily through automation and robotics offers the development of a digital demonstrator for food manufacturing that would help businesses to adopt and adapt to the new technology.

  1. Health and care innovation

This priority links with the Ageing Society Grand Challenge and aims to improve productivity in the healthcare sector, deliver better health outcomes, and generate new business opportunities. The LEP has been supporting locally led plans to develop a National Centre for Rural Health and Care which will support the development of a cluster of businesses with expertise in the development of technological and service innovation around rural health and care.

  1. Ports & logistics, digitalisation and connectivity

Linking together our significant port assets and strengths in logistics and considering how technology develops can help us to better connect across Greater Lincolnshire and beyond.

  1. An inclusive and innovative Visitor Economy

Working with the visitor economy to advance support service innovation and to explore how we can grow the industry in a way that also improves quality of jobs and lives.