Speaking in the House of Commons, Mark Logan MP has made the case for Bolton to be at the front of the queue to host the UK’s premier innovation agency.
This new innovation body will be known as the Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA) and draws inspiration from the highly influential ARPA/DARPA in the United States.
Bolton has a real opportunity to be a modern technological hub, and that’s why Mark Logan MP took part in this week’s second reading of the ARIA Bill.
To further amplify his calls to bring greener jobs to Bolton, Mark Logan MP met with Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Mark Logan MP is asking for support from leaders in Bolton and Greater Manchester to join him in shaping the future of innovative research, production, and development in the North West.
Bolton is well placed to benefit from such investments. With the University of Bolton, neighbouring University of Manchester, and the University of Salford’s facilities.
Harnessing the talent of these local communities could aid the development of ARIA and promote future technologies like Electric Vehicles.
Commenting, Mark Logan MP said:
“One thing is clear, the Government’s 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution will shake things up for the better and create a boom of jobs that we must take advantage of for Bolton.
Our historic industrial town could once again be a leader in the newest industrial revolution.
We have the tools to become the new leading tech and innovation hub. Now, a joint effort is needed to make this happen.”