Thursday, 5 December 2013

UKEA to Change its Name to ESCO Executive

The UK Electronic Alliance (UKEA) has announced it is to change its name to ESCO Executive.

The UKEA was formed in response to the Electronics Innovation and Growth Team (EGIT) Report, which was published in 2005 by the DTI and highlighted how the electronics industry had difficulty representing itself to Government and vice versa.

The UKEA provides a single body to represent the industry and also provides a resource for government departments and agencies, to enable them to have greater confidence when forming policy and support programmes for the sector. 

Following the successful launch of the ESCO report in June 2013, which highlighted the current value and importance of Electronic Systems to the UK economy, ESCO has become the vehicle that brings together the entire UK Electronics Systems Community. To reflect this, UKEA is renaming itself ESCO Executive.

A new Industry Council has now been formed in order to implement recommendations based on the findings of the ESCO report. The ESCO Council is made up of senior representatives from the UK’s Electronic Systems industry and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

The ESCO Executive and the ESCO Council are already working together to implement these recommendations, which covers key areas such as business and technology strategy, skills and supply chain development.

To read the article in full please visit the UKEA website, or for further information please visit the ESCO website.

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