• Current programmes of work

    We run parallel programmes around current R&D issues.

    During COVID we continued our research and generally summarised our conclusions in the regular newsletter pages. But it has become clear that the issues of growth, commercialisation and stable government policy will dominate our programme activity going forward. In particular, we plan to focus on how we can accelerate the creation of a national Commercialisation Infrastructure.

    This is an urgent task, particularly in the UK context, as the debate around innovation, productivity and growth grows more urgent, with recent reports suggesting a variety of responses. We will be analysing the principal outputs from each of these reports, using the comprehensive Triple Chasm framework, which will allow us to identify strengths, weaknesses and gaps in these recommendations.

    This coverage will start with the following public reports:

    • The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change - A New National Purpose: Innovation Can Power the Future of Britain, Feb 2023
    • The UK Science & Technology Framework, March 2023
    • Independent Review of the UK’s Research, Development and Innovation Organisational Landscape, Sir Paul Nurse, March 2023
    • The EU Green Deal, EU 2019