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Driving economic growth through innovation, research and development

Driving economic growth through innovation, research and development - 10 June 2014. iStock
Venue: Central London

The UK is seen as one of the world leaders in research innovation and development and has the most productive knowledge base in the G8, one which covers over 400 areas of distinctive research strength. In addition our Higher Education Institutions generate over £3Bn in external income annually.

The government has realised that this area of the economy has extremely high growth potential. To achieve this potential the government has bridged business and academia through Catapult Centres, thus ensuring our high value research is commercialised; it has ring-fenced £4.6Bn science and research programme funding; and has introduced Research and Development tax relief.

This informative policy-led briefing event will examine and explore current and future policy and practice which will build a world leading research and innovation economy. The event will provide an excellent opportunity for networking with other key stakeholders and employment and skills providers.

Dr Celia Caulcott, BBSRC Executive Director, Innovation and Skills will be speaking about 'Harnessing the power of knowledge exchange and impact'.

How to register

For more information and to register, visit the Government Knowledge website.