Published in December 2011, the Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth sets out the Coalition Government’ s plans to boost economic growth through investment in research and innovation across the UK. The strategy is based upon an understanding that Government can be an important driver of innovation, and on the UK’ s recognised strengths, the global reputation for Innovation and Research based on renowned universities and research institutes, is the most productive among the G8.
The strategy is targeting on specific technologies, including among others “a series of technology and innovation centres under the name Catapult ‘“ facilities which will commercialise innovation and research to be competitive on the world stage.
- Three centres ‘“ for high value manufacturing, cell therapy and offshore renewable energy ‘“ are confirmed, with three more in the pipeline to be established by April 2013.
- Funding for graphene and high-performance computing so the UK can stay at the forefront of these technologies.
- Extend the success of London Tech City to other parts of the country through the Launchpad initiative, encouraging the growth of more innovation clusters.”
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