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Discover a wide range of reports and research, from across the internet, that have either been produced in partnership with The Data City or reference our data and RTICs.

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DSIT Innovation Clusters
Published by:
DSIT, Innovation Caucus, Cambridge Econometrics
Estimated Publication Date: December 2023

SME Report
Published by:
techUK
Estimated Publication Date: March 2024

NP11 Clusters
Published by:
NP11, Innovation Caucus, Cambridge Econometrics
Estimated Publication Date: N/A

2023

National vision for engineering biology
Published by: Department of Science, Innovation and Technology
Publication Date: December 2023
This report covers the UK’s Engineering Biology strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, the government’s collective ambition for the sector, as well as investment, policy and regulatory reform.

CIMSPA 2023 Workforce Insights Report
Published by: CIMSPA, Lightcast
Publication Date: November 2023
Understanding the shape of the UK sport and physical activity workforce post-COVID-19, and its skills needs for the future

South West FinTech Report 2023
Published by: Whitecap Consulting
Publication Date: October 2023
A report published by Whitecap Consulting shows the FinTech sector in the South West includes more than 190 FinTech firms and contributes more than £1 billion to the regional economy annually.

Quantum technology ‘New Economy’ cluster snapshot
Published by: Midlands Engine
Publication Date: October 2023
This report identifies companies operating at a local level within the Midlands and the universities working on quantum projects within the cluster.

(RE) Play UK Gaming Report
Published by: Knight Frank, Ukie
Publication Date: October 2023
This report covers the rapid growth and transformation of the UK’s Gaming sector, with key insights for the real estate industry.

The FinTech Impact Report: Working through the world’s to-do list
Published by: Accenture, Innovate Finance
Publication Date: October 2023
This report, created by Innovate Finance, Accenture and The Data City, quantifies the impact and potential of the FinTech sector as a force for good for the economy and society.

Local Digital Capital Index 2023
Published by: techUK, Henham Strategy
Publication Date: October 2023
This report is a response to the evolving tech landscape that offers valuable insights into key aspects of the UK’s tech ecosystem. It describes the impact and value technology can bring to a region, showcasing its strengths and providing direction for development.

Economic Benefits of Industrial Decarbonisation
Published by: WPI Economics, Aldersgate Group
Publication Date: September 2023
This paper for Aldersgate Group focuses on the ambitious package of interventions needed to deliver a competitive and low carbon industrial base in the UK.

Innovation Hotspots
Published by: Centre for Cities
Publication Date: September 2023
Emphasising the importance of proximity and place, the report identifies ‘hotspots’ of promising cutting-edge activity across the country.

Regional Economic Impact Monitor
Published by: Midlands Engine
Publication Date: September 2023
This monthly Economic intelligence monitor produced by Midlands Economic Observatory provides real time analysis of the evolving Midlands Engine economy, providing a common evidence base to inform stakeholders of emerging trends, opportunities and challenges for the area.

Liverpool City Regional FinTech Ecosystem Report 2023
Published by: Whitecap FinTech North, Professional Liverpool
Publication Date: July 2023
This report covers the growing FinTech sector in the Liverpool City Region, covering the significance, collaboration potential and ambitious goals for innovation and economic growth.

Yorkshire Tech Climbers 2023
Published by: Tech Climbers
Publication Date: July 2023
Tech Climbers is a regional list that showcases the top-performing, scalable, innovative, product-led technology businesses.

Engineering Economy and Place
Published by: Royal Economy of Engineering, Metro Dynamics
Publication Date: June 2023
This report discusses the importance of understanding engineering’s role in different places to enhance prosperity and technology growth in the UK.

Evolving Enterprise Index
Published by: TYL by Natwest, Eulogy
Publication Date: June 2023
TYL take a look at the UK’s top growing sectors, as well as shining a light on SMEs throughout the country.

Understanding the unreserved market
Published by: Frontier Economics, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Publication Date: June 2023
Frontier Economics, BMG Research and The Data City research the unreserved market, primarily that conducted by the unregulated providers.

Green Skills and Economics – Local Authorities
Published by: WPI Economics, Bucks LEP, Surrey and North/Mid Hampshire
Publication Date: May 2023
This report was commissioned in order to further understand the current and future state of the green economy within Surrey and North/mid Hampshire.

Exploring the Investment Potential of Midlands Clusters
Published by: Midlands Engine
Publication Date: May 2023
This report, Exploring the Investment Potential of Midlands Clusters, has been produced by the Midlands Engine Partnership to launch a new programme of analysis, engagement and policy development focused on supporting our regional partners, businesses, and the UK Government to better understand and develop clusters across the Midlands.

Bringing AI to life
Published by: InnovateUK KTN
Publication Date: March 2023
Helping the UK to become a world leader in AI with a novel approach to data capture and classification.

Detecting Dark Matter Data
Published by: Creative Informatics, Creative Research and Innovation Centre
Publication Date: February 2023
This paper outlines findings on how different groups of stakeholders think about innovation and data with respect to the creative industries.

Mapping the Net Zero Economy
Published by: CBI Economics, ECIU
Publication Date: January 2023
This report highlights net zero impacts in national, regional and local economies.

2022

At the frontier: The geography of the UK’s new economy
Published by: Centre for Cities, HSBC UK
Publication Date: December 2022
This report covers what the new economy is, as well as taking a look at new economy clusters, particularly those based in cities.

2022 Immersive Economy Report
Published by: Immerse UK, InnovateUK KTN, Oxford Insights, Audience of the Future
Publication Date: October 2022
The 2022 Immersive Economy Report examines trends in the immersive industry in the aftermath of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Towards a green jobs and skills roadmap for Reading
Published by: Share Intelligence, Reading’s Economy & Destination Agency
Publication Date: October 2022
‘Towards a green jobs and skills roadmap for Reading’ identifies the interventions in the economy locally that could generate a potential 20,000 green jobs in Reading by 2050.

Analysis of The UK Net Zero Economy
Published by: The Data City, CBI Economics
Publication Date: July 2022
In partnership with CBI Economics, we have produced a report which provides insight into the emergence and growth of business activity in green and low-carbon sectors.

The Economy 2030 Inquiry – Growing Clean (Cited in Skidmore Review)
Published by: CEEP, Resolution Foundation, Grantham Research
Publication Date: May 2022
This report, the 19th report for The Economy 2030 Inquiry, provides a hard-headed assessment of the opportunities presented to UK plc by the move to net zero, and considers how best these can be unlocked.

Green Jobs and Skills in Central London
Published by: WPI Economics, Institute for Employment Studies, Central London Forward
Publication Date: March 2022
This report examines the potential scale and nature of green jobs across the Central London Forward sub-region.

Green Jobs and Skills in West London
Published by: WPI Economics, Institute for Employment Studies, West London Alliance
Publication Date: March 2022
This report examines the potential scale and nature of green jobs across the West London sub-region.

Green Jobs and Skills in South London
Published by: WPI Economics, Institute for Employment Studies, South London Partnership
Publication Date: March 2022
This report examines the potential scale and nature of green jobs across the South London sub-region.

Green Jobs and Skills in Local London
Published by: WPI Economics, Institute for Employment Studies, South London Partnership
Publication Date: March 2022
This report examines the potential scale and nature of green jobs across the South London sub-region.

Visualising the UK’s Strengths
Published by: Tony Blair Institute
Use this interactive webpage to explore the top sectors in the UK’s 30 largest cities, or find hotspots for growth, employment and businesses for a select number of sectors.