Encouraging innovation should be central to the Government’s Industrial Strategy. But who should foot the bill for interventions in innovation? This is a question highlighted in our recent work on the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park.
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Many areas will no doubt look to the West Midlands’ newly published local industrial strategy as a template, but they must identify what the barriers to high productivity businesses are in their own areas if they are to be useful
The creative industries are often seen as a way to regenerate economies, but the rationale behind this is confused
A conference to launch the findings of an expansive and unique historical dataset with University of Cambridge and supported by the ESRC
We examine why a one-size-fits-all approach to solving cities’ challenges does not work
We are working with the Fast Growth Cities Group to host a high level event to discuss how to harness their growth for the good of the whole national economy.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #11: Bringing back manufacturing will make Britain great again
The apparent decline of the manufacturing sector has led some to think it needs a boost - but economic prosperity is more likely to come from other sectors.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #10: If you build it, they will come
Building costly museums and stadia are expected to bring with them economic gains, but the evidence tells another story.
While Brexit dominates the policy agenda, work is continuing across the country to develop the Government’s flagship domestic policy. Places need to focus on establishing a robust evidence base to ensure they have the best chance of success.
For the industrial strategy to succeed in increasing UK productivity, the new chair of the Industrial Strategy Council must follow three core principles.