Centre officially opens to give retail business an innovative edge
A NEW facility to help retail business take on digital innovations will be launched today, May 30.
The UK Digital Retail Innovation Centre will be officially opened at Eastgate Shopping Centre, Gloucester, by David Owen and Diane Savory of Gfirst LEP.
UK:DRIC will be “the national centre for testing and developing disruptive digital innovations”.
Focusing on the retail sector it will help shape and inform the future of cities with a special focus on retail.
As well as a 60-seater conference centre, it is filled with ‘pods’ and ‘hot desks’ where people can bring their laptops and demonstrate their new ideas showing how they have managed to get customers to recognise their brand.
It is a place designed to make sure that no one “gets left behind the digital revolution”.
The UK:DRIC’S website advertises itself as: “By working with a wide range of partners Gloucester is rapidly building the jigsaw that will lead to digital solutions to support retailers and town and city centres and produce a seamless journey which will lead consumers from online to brick and mortar and meet the challenges facing high streets, shopping centres and cities caused by the digital revolution.”
Funding worth £400,000 has come from GFIRSTLEP to Marketing Gloucester to drive the scheme.
For more visit ukdric.org