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How to tackle the UK’s muddled and ineffective policy for growing the innovation economy

The UK needs an Independent Office for Innovation and Industrial Policy similar to the Office for Budget Responsibility, says submission by Cambridge Judge Business School expert at the request of the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology.…

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Research impact

Research & Development study by David Connell of the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School is cited by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak in a high-profile lecture. A study on lagging Research & Development (R&D)…

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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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