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Norwich ranked in top 20 cities in UK for tech innovation

PUBLISHED: 13:07 03 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:07 03 August 2017

Norwich has been named among the top 20 most innovative UK cities for technology. 

Norwich has been named among the top 20 most innovative UK cities for technology. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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Norwich has been ranked among the top cities for technological innovation, with its manufacturing sector scoring highly.

The city came in seventh for manufacturing and 19th overall, just below Liverpool which has nearly three times its population, in a study by the Open Data Institute (OPI) and Digital Catapult.

Norwich was in the top 20 for virtual reality and internet of things.

Tom Forth, head of data at OPI Leeds which led the research, said a more focused approach, such as Norwich’s manufacturing strength, had emerged in the study. He said: “There are early signs of other new clusters emerging in other new fields, right across the country. The data behind these rankings is improving all the time, as more tech events are held, and more scientific papers are published. We hope that by sharing our research at this early stage we can learn from others and improve our techniques even more quickly.”

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