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R&D a key element to rebalance the economy, says Cambridge study

Renewed UK government spending on innovative R&D can create new industries A renewed focus on innovative research and development spending by major …

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Why the new nuclear power contract between EDF and the UK government should be re-negotiated

The BBC’s Today programme interviewed David Howarth about the findings from the Centre for Business Research (CBR)’s workshop on the nuclear power contract …

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New evidence: science investment boosts growth

A new independent report for for the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), authored by Jonathan Haskel, Alan Hughes and Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau, …

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From CBR's blog

Social policy will be critical to a sustainable economic and monetary union (‘EMU’)

by Professor Simon Deakin, Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research European policy-makers have some vitally important decisions to make in the coming weeks. The June meeting of the European Council is due to consider the role of social policy in the wider context of economic and monetary union (‘EMU’). The background to this […]

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Media coverage

The Guardian: End of an era: 10 Labour women who changed the face of Westminster

The number of women MPs across all parties is set to reach a record high after the 2015 General Election, to 192, …

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Financial Times: Red tape and cost lie behind Europe’s poor patent performance

Reporter Sarah Gordon investigates why Europe is struggling to perform better in the patent-filing stakes. A study on R&D investment, published by …

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Business Weekly: Cambridge exposes government R&D investment blunder

A new study published by the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School says renewed focus on innovative research and …

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Financial Times: Public sector urged to back innovators as funding fails

A renewed focus on innovative research and development spending by major UK departments would create new export-oriented industries and help rebalance the …

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