South East England Development Agency is Closing on March 31, 2012

The Government has announced that all Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), including SEEDA, will close by 31 March 2012.

Responsibility for economic development and regeneration in England is being passed onto successor bodies, including Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and central Government departments

Our objective is to ensure a professional and cost effective closure by this date.  We have pledged to work closely with our partners, contractors and stakeholders to ensure that the past and future economic benefits of key programmes and assets continue to deliver the greatest economic value for the South East and value for money for the taxpayer. 

Please click here for more details about our closure plan, transition arrangements and successor organisations.

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The South East Science, Engineering and Technology Advisory Council (SESETAC)

The South East Science, Engineering and Technology Advisory Council (SESETAC) advised SEEDA how science and innovation can drive up regional business performance.

Membership included leaders from business, academia and the public sector with an interest in innovative products, processes and services. The Advisory Council worked with SEEDA to develop an Innovation Strategy and an Innovation Action Plan.

Initiativse were launched to realise the full potential of the region's world class knowledge base through increasing knowledge transfer between business and universities, helping firms innovate and ensuring a supply of scientifically trained people needed for tomorrow's economy.