BT and the University of Suffolk were awarded close to £6.5m in “capital growth funding” by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for Norfolk and Suffolk, to support the establishment of what was described as an “ICT learning, research, and training centre” at Adastral Park, the site of BT’s research campus in the UK.

BT and University of Suffolk awarded £6.5m

BT and University of Suffolk awarded £6.5m

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The aim of the project is to “accelerate the development of future skills” in the ICT sector, creating 520 new student places, 145 apprenticeships, and 36 new jobs. The new centre will exploit the research capabilities of BT, Adastral Park’s technology cluster (Innovation Martlesham), and the University of Suffolk.