Business advisory firm KPMG is launching the first in a number of strategic partnerships to drive insight for clients and support the regional economic growth agenda.
The first relationships are with the University of Leeds and the University of Nottingham.
Each collaboration has a different specialism that utilises the strengths of the university and delivers a number of initiatives, including deep and commercially useful insights to businesses, amplifying growth, innovation and productivity in regional economies.
They will also explore joint initiatives regarding sectorial industry insights, skill building, learning opportunities and the sharing of collaboration space.
The University of Nottingham partnership will focus on advanced data analytics. Specialists from the University’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative (3Di) and KPMG will develop new research and provide insight that will enhance data and analytics services for businesses.
The partnership will also hold events to support the innovative ideas of small and medium sized enterprises in the East Midlands Region and provide data skills training to help close the digital skills gap.
The collaboration between KPMG and the University of Nottingham forms part of the university’s new programme, Digital Nottingham, which has ambitions to transform its home city of Nottingham through data science, technology and innovation.
Chris Hearld, Head of
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