Nesta – The Innovation Agenda

The innovation agenda and the UK’s appetite for change – The last few years have been characterised by the UK public’s appetite for change; from Brexit and the national agenda to global movements around climate change, inequality and health. People are open to innovation, but is the UK getting it right?

At a time of great technological and social change, we conducted a UK-wide study on the public’s attitude to innovation, what they think the priorities on the subject should be and how they think about the future.

The result is a set of specific recommendations for how the government can improve how it invests in innovation and how it can involve people in the process.

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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