Project:

Digital Signal Processing Centre

Overview:

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology is a vital part of the digital economy and manages how digital information is processed efficiently and reliably between devices and people. 

Bangor University has established leading capabilities in developing new DSP technologies, supporting industry collaboration, job creation and opportunities within the region’s supply chains. The project is recognised by both Welsh and UK Governments as being critical to the development and future of North Wales and the wider economy.

Ambition North Wales is working with lead sponsor, Bangor University to develop this project.

Lead Sponsor:

 

Objectives

Additional GVA

Generate up to £13 million net additional GVA

Job Creation

Create up to 160 new jobs in the region

Innovation

Encourage innovation by working on 70 projects by 2031

Investment Targets

£3m

Growth Deal

£0m

Other Public Sector

£0m

Private Sector

£3m

Total Investment

Which stage has the project reached?

Stage01.
Determine the Project context:

The planning phase of the spending proposal. Assessing the strategic context for the project and demonstrating how it provides synergy with other projects within the portfolio.

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Stage02.
Preparing the Strategic Outline Case:

The scoping phase of the project. Making the case for change and identifying the preferred way forward.

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Stage03.
Preparing the Outline Business Case:

The planning phase for the project. Identifying the options that provide value for money, confirming the affordability of the project and determining the arrangements for the successful delivery of the project. 

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Stage04.
Approval of the Outline Business Case:

The Outline Business Case is presented to the North Wales Economic Ambition Board for approval. When approved the procurement phase of the project can begin. 

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Stage05.
Preparing the Full Business Case:

The procurement phase of the project. Recording the findings of the procurement and confirming the management arrangements for the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the project.  

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Stage06.
Approval of the Full Business Case:

The Full Business Case is presented to the North Wales Economic Ambition Board for approval. When approved the implementation phase of the project can begin. 

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Stage07.
Project implementation and monitoring:

The project implementation phase. The Full Business Case is used as a reference point to deliver the project and monitor progress. 

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Stage08.
Project Evaluation:

The post project implementation stage. Evaluating how well the project was delivered and lessons learnt.  The Full Business Case is used to determine the extent the anticipated benefits were delivered and realised.

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Key Members

  • Professor Morag McDonald Dean of College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bangor University
  • Bryn Jones Senior Strategic Innovation & Partnerships Officer, Bangor University
  • Stuart Whitfield Digital Programme Manager