New centre could mean 650 jobs in Sunderland

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A new £9million centre to support enterprise and innovation in Sunderland could produce up to 650 jobs. Sunderland Enterprise and Innovation Hub is being developed by the University of Sunderland. The university expects to attract over 120 businesses over five years, generating around 250 jobs, with a further 400 over the longer term.

The new Centre, at the University’s City Centre Campus, will be supported by a £3.5m investment from the North-East LEP, via the Government’s Growth Deal programme.

Within the new centre there will be a focus on the University of Sunderland’s specialist areas - advanced manufacturing, health, sciences and the creative industries.