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The Open Data Institute Node for Hampshire

The Southern Policy Centre has been awarded the status of ODI Node for Hampshire As a network node for the Open Data Institute our job will be to demonstrate the value of open data to public organisations, businesses, and interested citizens across Hampshire. Our own focus will be on using open data to solve tricky public policy issues. The first major demonstrator project will be our research into why some areas of southern England are not seeing as high levels of…

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Business South: Digital Summit

On Friday 27th March John Denham, Chair of the Southern Policy Centre, spoke about our Open Data Initiative at Business South’s Digital Summit event held at Winchester Planetarium and Science Park. It was a successful morning where we heard from many Digital experts in new and emerging technologies ranging from Drones, 3D Printing, Home Energy Saving Devices and new technology from Japan. The morning was closed by keynote speaker Lord Robert Winston. See John’s slides below:

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SPC hosts senior Higher Education policy round-table

This week, in collaboration with Solent University, we were delighted to host a senior higher education policy round-table. Topics discussed included access, funding and the economic role of HE.  Among those attending were the chair of the Business Select Committee, two former cabinet ministers for universities, the current Chief Executive of the HEFCE and other leading figures in the sector.​ Related links: Southampton Solent University supports SPC’s first inaugural roundtable Our work on education and skills

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The think tank and policy forum for central southern England

New approaches to long term challenges Why does central southern England need new focus? Central southern England stretches broadly from Dorset to West Sussex, and the Isle of Wight to Oxfordshire. The region has had little public policy focus despite facing challenges distinct from both the metropolis and other English regions. Our public spending per head is low though we face the triple costs of deprived urban areas, rurality and an ageing population. Average incomes are above the national average but this…

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Launch of the Southern Policy Centre

Southern Policy Centre launches with BBC coverage and ministerial backing The Southern Policy Centre was launched at a major regional conference today. Keynote speakers included the Rt Hon Greg Clark, Minister for Cities, and Lord Andrew Adonis the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure. We were delighted to welcome speakers from the private, public and civic sectors including: Cllr David Burbage (Leader Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead), Professor Stuart Bartholomew CBE (Vice Chancellor of Arts University Bournemouth), Dawn Baxendale (CEO Southampton…

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