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Yorkshire Forward is to provide funding of up to £3.8m for the development of a renewable energy hub at Killingholme Marshes in South Humber.

Yorkshire Forward is to help fund a government plan to set up a £25m materials and components engineering centre in Sheffield, in partnership with the University of Sheffield.

Yorkshire Forward is supporting plans for the development of a £50m Centre for Low Carbon Futures, a virtual climate change research project involving the universities of Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Yorkshire Forward is in talks with government agencies about the possibility of relocating a division of the Financial Services Authority and hundreds of jobs from London to the Leeds area.

Yorkshire Forward has agreed to help fund the development of the 12,500-capacity Leeds Arena venue at Clay Pit Lane, which will be operated by SMG and create 300 jobs.

Yorkshire Forward is to invest £30m in the tourism sector in Yorkshire and Humber, including a new global marketing campaign for the Yorkshire Tourist Board.

Yorkshire Forward and Dalkia are planning to set up a £8m wood pellet mill near Selby by August 2009, in order to supply low-carbon heating fuel for up to 13,000 homes.

Yorkshire Forward is to contribute up to £4m to the £20m redevelopment of the Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground in Leeds, including new facilities for players, a media centre and a teaching block.

Yorkshire Forward is to invest £8.7m in the development of an Environmental Energy Technology Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Rotherham by autumn 2008, in order to support new companies in the low-carbon energy technologies market.

Yorkshire Forward has invested £1.7m in the Yorkshire & Humber Seafood Group, in order to support the development of the region's seafood industry and secure the future of more than 6,000 jobs.

Yorkshire Forward is to invest £6.5m at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Rotherham, including the development of a "factory of the future" to benefit the region's engineering and materials sectors.

Yorkshire Forward is to invest £5m in the creation of a European Centre for Automatic Identification & Data Capture at the former Elsie Whiteley Mill in Halifax later this year.

Yorkshire Forward has awarded £10m to Screen Yorkshire of Leeds to promote the development of Yorkshire's film and TV industry, which could lead to the creation of up to 1,000 jobs over the next four years.

Yorkshire Forward is to set up a £6.5m 55,000 sq ft airport and aviation employment and training academy at Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield International Airport this autumn.

Yorkshire Forward has awarded £3.7m to the Logistics Institute at the University of Hull for the development of a £20m research centre to help the port sector in the Humber.

Yorkshire Forward has unveiled plans to invest £8m in additional train capacity on three of Yorkshire's busiest rail routes.

Yorkshire Forward and the White Rose University Consortium have secured outline planning permission for the development of a science centre at Burn Airfield near Selby, which could house the £1bn European Spallation Source facility.

Yorkshire Forward is planning to set up a Digital Media Centre in Barnsley in 2006, in order to provide facilities for 70 creative companies.

Yorkshire Forward is to invest £9.6m in the region's advanced engineering and metals industry, which should help to create about 500 jobs, and grants will be offered to companies and universities for research projects.

Yorkshire Forward is providing a £2.1m grant for the development of the country's first manufacturing base for nanotechnology-based consumer products, which will be operated by scientists at the University of Leeds.

Yorkshire Forward is to set up a co-ordinating centre in Halifax to support the DTI's plans for the establishment of a network of specialist Radio Frequency Identification technology centres around the country.

Yorkshire Forward is assisting Soy Magic of Israel with plans to build a £3m factory at Europarc in Grimsby to produce soya milk, yoghurts and desserts, with the creation of more than 50 jobs.

Yorkshire Forward is to help fund the development of a £0.3m harbourside shellfish complex at Whitby by mid 2005.

Yorkshire Forward is to assist Metalysis relocate from Cambridge to Sheffield, where it will create up to 100 jobs at a new plant to produce non-ferrous metals using a new extraction process.

Yorkshire Forward is setting up the Manufacturing Advisory Service in Leeds, a £2.7m centre for manufacturing excellence that will send experts on trouble-shooting visits to factories.

Yorkshire Forward has announced that Flexible Vision is setting up a £1m packaging production facility at Sherburn in North Yorkshire, and expects to create 34 jobs over the next three years.

Yorkshire Forward has bought 85 acres of land at the disused Sherburn-in-Elmet airfield for £4.5m, in order to develop a new business park for the food industry that could create up to 3,000 jobs.