Interested organisations

Suffolk County Council

Country: England
Location: Suffolk

Specific Objective:
1.1 - To increase the delivery and uptake of innovative products, processes, systems and services in shared smart specialisation sectors
1.2 - Increase the quality and the effectiveness of service delivery to the most socially and economically disadvantaged groups through social innovation
2.1 - Increase the development and uptake of existing or new low-carbon technologies in the sectors that have the highest potential for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
3.1 - Realise the potential of the common natural and cultural assets to deliver innovative and sustainable growth
3.2 - Enhance and protect the coastal and transitional water ecosystems

Type of projects:
Smart technology / Internet of Things - including virtual reality and smart energy storage
Cluster development in biotechnology, ICT, agritechnology and renewable energy
Social innovations that improve services and facilities for vulnerable groups at risk of social exclusion


Suffolk County Council is a local government administration organisation (with an annual budget of €580 million) which represents and provides public services to our 732,000 inhabitants. We are located in the East of England within 1 ½ hours from London St Pancras International, and 2 ½ hours from the Channel Tunnel. 

Our county council has much experience with Interreg projects, including Answer, Cura-B, Cyberyouth, and Balance. In 2013 we won a national award for Innovation, and more recently were shortlisted for the Most Improved Council, which recognised our leadership on innovative practices. We are now analysing how smart technology innovations can meet key social challenges, such as the ageing population. 

Suffolk’s economy focuses on the key sectors of: biotechnology, agritechnology, ICT, tourism, and renewable energy.  The county has many strategic assets, such as the UK’s busiest container shipping port at Felixstowe, and one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms. Suffolk also aspires to be the Greenest County in the UK, which involves enhancing the natural environment and responding to climate change.


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