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Discussions on R&D spending need to move beyond geographic imbalances in public funding if they are to help policy makers encourage innovation in other parts of the country.
Government R&D investment should recognise the link between a place's innovative businesses and its broader economic success.
New research finds that cities with a combination of both scientific and creative industries are often the most innovative.
A recent study by Centre for Cities, commissioned by Connected Places Catapult, analysed which of Great Britain’s 62 cities and largest towns have the most potential to harness extra public R&D funding and convert it into wider local economic growth – helping level up the whole UK.
City TalksCity Talks: Does cluster policy work? Evaluating Tech City with Dr Max Nathan
Clusters such as Silicon Valley are liked by policymakers for many reasons. They are visible, often prestigious, and are effectively cities in miniature. They take the things that make urban...
City TalksCity Talks: How to spread tech innovation with Mark Muro
Since the UK general election, there has been much discussion about using R&D as an instrument to level-up the country. But policymakers are grappling with exactly how to support more...
Andrew Carter on why the geographical spread of R&D investment matters when trying to level-up the economy.
Join us for this City Horizons event on the rise of the intangible economy
It’s frequently assumed that universities are good for city economic growth, but the reality is less clear-cut.