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Technology, Innovation and Change

Includes all aspects of innovation and change. We've included technology here because it is often a driver of innovation or change, or closely associated with it.

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Strengthening UK supply chains: good practice from industry and government

A report suggests general ways, applicable to any industry, in which government and "primes" (large companies at the top of supply chains) can act to strengthen manufacturing supply chains.

Electricity intensive industries - relief from the indirect costs of renewables

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A paper requests opinions on eligibility for two schemes to mitigate the impact of renewable energy subsidies and carbon taxes on electricity-intensive industries.

International trends in technological progress: stylized facts from patent citations, 1980-2011

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This working paper analyses cross-country trends in technological progress over the period of 1980-2011 by examining citations data from almost 4 million utility patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

BIS research strategy 2014-15

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A report describes the research strategy of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills during 2014-5, including details of its work with research institutions, and its priority subjects for the year.

Project STEM book of insights: research with young people, their parents and teachers

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A report describes the general career aspirations and attitudes of young people aged 14-7, and their attitudes to STEM (science, technology, engineering and medicine) subjects and careers in general.

BIS manufacturing summit 2014: key summary

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A summary is given of the BIS Manufacturing Summit 2014.

The case for public support of innovation: at the sector, technology and challenge area levels

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A paper describes the degree to which market failures and system failures obstruct private sector innovation, and whether government support is justified.

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