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Increasing innovative activity in the UK? Where now for government support for innovation and technology transfer?

Laura Abramovsky, Rupert Harrison and Helen Simpson
Briefing note
In this Briefing Note, we present new evidence on the UKs innovative performance and provide a summary of government business support programmes aimed at fostering innovative activity and technology transfer. Following recent reviews of policy in this area, there remain a number of such schemes in operation. We discuss the rationales for each, including the extent to which they overlap, and suggest some ways in which evidence on take-up and on effectiveness might be used to guide any future policy changes in this area.