Digital tech industries to add £2 billion to region’s economy

A new report revealing that tech and digital industries could add more than £2 billion to the West Midlands economy and create thousands of new jobs, will be unveiled at a special Birmingham event showcasing new inventions and technological creations.

The Tech and Digital: Deep Dive Report, has been drawn up by Birmingham City University and the Regional Observatory to demonstrate how vital the tech industry will be to the region in driving growth and reducing unemployment.

The report is set to be formally launched today during this year’s Innovation Fest, a day-long competition which allows creative students to showcase their technological creations in front of expert judges and industry leaders.

Speakers at the event, held in the atrium at Millennium Point in Birmingham’s Eastside, will outline the importance of the innovation on display through the students’ final-year projects, as well as showcasing elements of the report.

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