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Place Matters: Innovation and Growth in the UK

28th July 2020, 5:31 pm

Bruntwood SciTech recently commissioned a report ‘Place Matters: Innovation and Growth in the UK’ into the state of the UK innovation infrastructure. The report explores the power of place, looking at UK innovation success and its importance to productive growth.

The recommendations have been submitted in a 10 point manifesto to Alok Sharma MP,  Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy calling for his support, and include a call for a new national innovation policy, a target for every UK region to have a centre of world-class research excellence by 2040, and greater collaboration between UK cities, in order to boost science and technology innovation. There’s also a call for more businesses, with the support of the public sector, to back new ideas and innovation-based activities to increase the absorptive capacity of UK cities, improving their ability to convert investment into innovation, jobs and growth.

You can read the Place Matters – Summary here.

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