Research Report: The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding
The Innovation Challenge – Staffordshire University & AVA Technologies Ltd
million+ comments on Higher Education Commission report on future HE funding in England
The report investigates UK investment in science and innovation and reviews the history and impact of university research funding. Successive governments in the UK have lauded the role of research in creating economic growth. Investment in innovation is valued to the extent that the science and research budget has been ring-fenced in cash terms since 2010 when most other areas of government spending have been significantly reduced or removed. However, investment in research and development (R&D) by the UK is low compared to its OECD competitors.
The report highlights the sharp variations in regional growth and calls on the government to adopt a new manifesto to boost the role of universities in the regions. The report provides a new assessment of the economic value of graduates who study and then work in the same region and outlines how a new stream of funding for translational research and measures to boost demand for highly skilled jobs and university-business collaboration would help drive growth in the regions.
30 October 2014
million+ welcomes the IPPR report on postgraduate loans
23 October 2014
million+ condemns university privatisation plans
20 October 2014
million+ comments on social mobility reports
million+ is at the forefront of the political debate about the role and contribution of universities to the economy and society