Leeds City, and its wider region, is one of the most economically prosperous areas outside of London and the South East in the United Kingdom. It is well suited to collaborate with other cities in Northern England, and develop productive business networks and labor markets.
REAP Team Leeds City has stakeholders from the University of Leeds, KPMG, Arup, the Nexus Innovation Center, and the Leeds Academic Health Partnership. They are excited to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems in Leeds City that will have both local and national impacts.
Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model
Dr. Martin Stow
Champion Director, Nexus, University of Leeds
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Leeds
Chair, Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership
Market Director, KPMG's Education and Skills
Founder & CEO, AQL and Northinvest
Owner, Munroe K
Head of Programme - Innovation, Leeds City Council
Chief Executive, Leeds City Council
Director, Leeds Academic Health Partnership
Managing Director, Citipark at Town Center Securities
MIT REAP Project Coordinator, University of Leeds
Chief Officer, Economic Development at Leeds City Council
Technical Lead, Nexus, University of Leeds
Core Regional Metrics
Population of Leeds City Region: 3 million
Population of Leeds City: 775,000
Number of Businesses: 120,000
Number of Jobs: 1.45million
Top Industries: Healthcare technologies, data, digital, finance.
Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.
The Leeds City region has a population of approximately 3 million, with 775,000 living in Leeds City.
Leeds City generates 5% of the United Kingdom’s outputs.
Culture & Community
Leeds City has approximately 120,000 businesses and about 1.45 million jobs.
Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.