The Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ) has been created to deliver the following agreed vision:
“To be the best connected place of its type in the UK. A place of innovation and inclusion. A place where the benefits of digital investment are harnessed, maximised and shared across residents, commuters, businesses and borders.”
Partners are working together to answer a number of key questions:
- What does our economy currently look like and how exposed might it be to a change and how might we future proof our economic prosperity?
- Digital relies on infrastructure, so how are we currently placed on speed and connectivity and how might we better utilise our current assets to lever in the additional investment required from the private sector and / or government to go ‘further, faster’?
- Can we work better together to use digital to deliver more public services in a joined up way that costs less and provides more, or should we carry on as we are commissioning individual approaches?