Plans have been presented to transform Liverpool and its environs into a scientific and innovation “superpower.”
The initiative, according to Metropolitan Mayor Steve Rotheram, would promote scientific research and development while also creating 44,000 employment by 2030.
Infection control, chemistry, and artificial intelligence would all be covered.
Mr Rotherham stated that the Liverpool City Region will spend 5% of its GDP on research, which is “almost double the UK’s aim.”
He said the project “aims to take advantage of our assets and transform them into successful enterprises,” which he would discuss in Parliament tomorrow.
Existing initiatives such as capturing tidal power from the River Mersey and the hydrogen energy plant in Port Sunlight, according to the mayor, may benefit from an additional £12 billion in investment in the coming years.
According to the former Labour MP, “People and enterprises from the Liverpool City Region have been inspiring and altering the world for as long as we have existed; creativity is in our DNA.
“But I don’t want us to merely reminisce about the past. I am committed to transforming our area into the nation’s innovation engine.
“I want to leverage our strengths – and potential – into lucrative enterprises, producing better, greener employment and delivering more wealth to the people of our community.”
On May 5, local elections will be held in Knowsley, Wirral, Halton, Sefton, and St Helens. The Liverpool City Council will not be re-elected.