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Solent wins bid for new regional Institute of Technology

Our bid has been successful and will now progress onto the Pre-Award stage

17th December 2021

Solent’s application for a share of £120 million of government capital funding for the development of a new Institute of Technology (IoT) for the region has been successful and will now progress onto the Pre-Award stage. 

The planned £13m Maritime Engineering and Digital Institute of Technology aims to meet the Solent region’s future workforce needs across maritime, engineering and digital technologies - connecting learners across the educational partners through innovative learning opportunities and an employer-led curriculum.

Solent University led the bid, working in partnership with Fareham College as the lead Further Education (FE) partner, Solent LEP and employers including ABP Port, Teemil and The Royal Navy.  

Other partners are Brockenhurst College, Eastleigh College, Havant and South Downs College and Isle of Wight College and the University of Portsmouth. The Funds will be used to enhance the best learning facilities across the region, with Institute of Technology centres at each site by 2023.

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