Impact on Policy
Co-funded by BIS, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the National Endownment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), one of our core research projects examines the Evidence Base for Innovation Policy and results from this, and all our research, are disseminated to policy-makers via our Hub.
Our Recent Achievements
Most recently UK~IRC Researcher, David Gann, hosted Vince Cable at Imperial College Business School where he launched the government’s industry and growth strategy.
Several of our papers were cited in the Coalition Government’sInnovation and Research Strategy for Growth. The accompanying Economics paper,co-authored by Keith Smith, thanks Professors Alan Hughes, Ammon Salter and David Gann, and acknowledges the UK~IRC Innovation Policy workshop as being ‘extremely helpful in shaping the agenda of the work.’
We are partnering the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) to examine the value of publicly-funded research to the UK economy. This has led to three task force reports, the latest launched in October 2012, and several high-profile policy and academic presentations.
We have held consultation meetings with leading government officials, including a round-table discussion with David Willets and meetings with Vince Cable and Martin Donnelly. We participated in policy events with BIS, the European Commission and European Parliament.