Briefing Note (BN53)

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

Date: 29 November 2004
Volume, issue, pages: 21 pp.
DOI: 10.1920/bn.ifs.2004.0053
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.