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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.

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.

The case for public support of innovation: annex A

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An appendix gives a case study on government intervention in innovation, covering the Technology Strategy Board's activities in promoting telehealth care, in response to the demographic transition towards an older population.

Rates of return to investment in science and innovation

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A paper investigates the return on investment in research and development via a literature review and case studies in aerospace and life sciences.

UK science in Antarctica 2014-2020

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A report describes UK government-supported scientific research activity in Antarctica, and plans for 2014-2020.

Supporting commercial spaceplane operations in the UK: consultation on criteria to determine the location of a UK spaceport

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A paper describes the criteria used to select eight possible locations for a UK spaceport providing facilities for suborbital commercial flight by spaceplanes.

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