Formed in 2019, the River Severn Partnership (RSP) brings together significant partners (26) across 8 counties. RSP covers more than 6,000 sq miles spanning both England and Wales. It is home to 2.6 million people and is projected to increase by 15% over the next 20 years to 2.9 million, equivalent to Greater Manchester.

Key information

Total project funding amount: £3,754,960

Project date(s): -

Category: Government Funded

Location(s): Shropshire Council - River Severn Partnership

Status: Open

With the river network at its heart, the Partnership is invested in a shared plan supporting people, businesses, and the environment to be resilient to the impacts of climate change and in so doing stimulate growth.

Becoming an Innovation Region consolidates RSP’s Innovation Programme by embedding Advanced Wireless Connectivity (AWC) technology at the heart of technological innovation across their priority sectors comprising rural industries, water management and public services, where RSP’s partners are both regional and national leaders.

The River Severn Partnership Advanced Wireless Innovation Region will demonstrate, prove, and drive implementation and adoption of new digital products and services that support public service delivery, whilst enabling key enterprise in water management and rural industries to explore and exploit digital innovation.

The project’s extensive partner network enables dissemination work, driving benefit at local, national, and regional level, further developing the wider UKTIN ecosystem with specific sector expertise.

Organisations participating in this project

Shropshire County Council

Shropshire is the second largest inland rural county in England, and one of the most sparsely populated.

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