03 Apr 2017
Modern universities are well placed to play a leading role in the government’s industrial strategy. They are key players in their localities, at the heart of links with companies developing major new technologies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and they are leading the modern apprenticeship agenda.
The industrial strategy should take the opportunity to reform science and research funding to be far more dynamic, and better focused on supporting the areas of research that can make a difference to small and medium enterprises in all regions of the country.
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