DD1357 London's science and technology cluster map

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1357
Date signed: 
01 July 2015
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

This decision form requests £62,000 to procure an online science and technology cluster map for London to showcase the number and type of firms across the science and technology sectors. Outputs will include two maps - a life sciences map for London and the Greater South East to be hosted on the MedCity website to be launched by the Mayor on 9th July at MedCity’s birthday event; and a second map to be hosted on the LEP website later this year to cover London’s science and technology sectors as a whole. Both websites include data on turnover and employment.

The total cost of both maps is £40,000. The hosting fee is £11,000 per year after the first year. Officers will therefore need to reconfirm approval to release the £11,000 under the new Mayoral term to ensure the website can continue to be hosted, and the data kept up to date.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice