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The Times: It’s a mistake to think all problems can be solved with extra investment

Further coverage of a report on the UK’s research and development tax credit scheme by David Connell, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School. The UK government’s flagship £7.3 billion-a-year tax credit scheme…

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Financial Times: UK tax break failing to deliver extra R&D spending, study finds

A report on the UK’s research and development tax credit scheme by David Connell, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge, covered in Financial Times. The UK government’s flagship £7.3 billion-a-year tax credit scheme for…

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Industrial policy failure

The UK's £7.3 billion flagship research and development tax credit scheme is failing to stimulate the additional spending required to meet the Government's R&D target, concludes a new report from the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School.…

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The Times: Nurturing success

Dr David Connell, Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes a letter to The Times about the sale of Arm company. “Arm's historical significance is that it is one of the very few…

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Small business jumpstart

Author of industrial strategy review of the UK Small Business Research Initiative calls for increased focus on customer-funded innovation contracts to allow founders to grow substantial UK firms. The author of a new independent review of the UK’s Small Business…

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Small business review

David Connell of the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge to lead review on UK government Small Business Research Initiative. The UK government appointed David Connell, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business…

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

Government departments must get better at promoting innovation amid falling spending on research and development, according to a study by the University of Cambridge. "The government should act as customer," said David Connell, senior fellow at Judge Business School's Centre…

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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 UK departments would create new export-oriented industries and help rebalance the economy, says a new study published today…

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The Guardian: British technology uncertain future

David Connell, Senior research fellow, Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School, replies to Aditya Chakraborrty’s article highlighting one of the great myths of UK innovation policy. David says "it is alumni of great research universities that drive…

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Bridging the “Valley of Death”: improving the commercialisation of research

The House of Commons Select Committee agreed on 14 December 2011 to launch a new inquiry: Bridging the "Valley of Death": Improving the Commercialisation of Research. Written evidence The Committee invited written submissions on the terms of reference by February…

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