New Era for the Cambridge Economy (NECE)
The New Era for the Cambridge Economy (NECE) research is intended to provoke discussion and inform the agenda for the post-pandemic economy in the Cambridge city region, and provide thought leadership for other cities across the country and the world.
NECE considers how decisions taken today can grasp long-term opportunities presented by changing behaviours. Recognising and responding to these opportunities will positively influence how people live, work and travel in future to deliver a fairer, greener city region.
Read the Report
Our first output of the NECE research is a new report: A New Era for the Cambridge Economy. Launched at an event at the end of March the report reflects on the changes which the society and economy of Cambridge are experiencing and identifies what the priorities are now to embed change that has happened for the better.
Watch our video
View our short video summarising the key themes from the report.
Westminster Hall Debate
Watch the video of the debate at Westminster Hall on 26 April 2022, put forward in response to our research and responded to by Government.
Photos from the NECE Launch Event 31 March 2022
Jane Paterson-Todd, CEO of Cambridge Ahead, giving an introduction to the NECE project.
Panellists from left to right: Alex Plant, Harriet Fear, Charlene Rohr, Professor Dame Julia King Baroness Brown, Professor Diane Coyle, Dr David Cleevely.
Charles Cotton, Cambridge Ahead Honorary Member, Rob Carter of RG Carter and Chair of the Cambridge Ahead Young Advisory Committee, Jane Paterson-Todd, CEO of Cambridge Ahead.
Jeremy Newsum, Cambridge Ahead Honorary Member, Caroline Hyde of Cambridge Enterprise.
Heather Thomas from Together Culture, Andy Rose from Arm and Chair of our Technology Group and Nicola Buckley from Centre for Science and Policy
Councillor Bridget Smith, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council and Professor Andy Neely OBE of University of Cambridge
Christopher Walkinshaw of Marshall of Cambridge and Richard Anthony of Jesus College.
David Halpern of Behavioural Insight Team and Dame Fiona Reynolds
Daniel Zeichner MP for Cambridge City and Alex Plant, Cambridge Ahead Honorary Member.
Mike Emmerich from MetroDynamics giving an overview of the NECE work
Matthew Bullock, Cambridge Ahead Honorary Member, Martin Clark of Allia and Dr Gemma Burgess, our Economic Planning & Housing Group Chair
Dr Kristin-Anne Rutter from Cambridge University Health Partners and Rachel Stopard of Greater Cambridge Partnership