New funding, new network, new technology for Smart Sound Plymouth

A new network of high-speed mobile data connectivity off the coast of Plymouth will put the city at the very forefront of marine innovation.

Plymouth’s Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC) has been awarded £1.8 million of grant funding for the network from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HotSW LEP) Growth Deal Digital Extension 2020 programme.

Skills 4 Plymouth - helping the city's people and employers

Making sure Plymouth people have the skills and the support they need is a key part of the city’s economic recovery programme from the impact of Covid-19.

Skills 4 Plymouth is a part of the Resurgam programme and has been set up to help local people – both adults facing redundancy and young people whose first career steps are compromised - to get the right skills to improve their chances of getting employment.

Resurgam: jobs, skills and pounds for Plymouth

Keeping the pounds in Plymouth, skills development and a pipeline of construction that will keep people in work during a critical time for the city’s economy - those are the first projects under the spotlight as part of Resurgam - the city’s economic response to the challenges presented by Covid-19.

The Council’s Cabinet meeting was given its first update of Resurgam - a plan to reduce the impact of Covid-19 and to deliver a more equal, sustainable and prosperous city.