We’re thrilled to see another article in the press about SPERI Paper No.6 – The UK’s Innovation Deficit and How to Repair it (PDF 1131KB) by Professor Richard Jones. We believe this paper, which talks about the poor UK investment in research and innovation, provides an important warning for the future of the UK economy, and this is why we are especially pleased to see that people are taking notice.
Today, Aditya Chakrabortty reports the disappointing investment in graphene in the UK, and draws upon the paper to argue that the lack of investment in research and innovation as a whole paints a glum picture for the future of the British economy. It’s a depressing read but something that we cannot ignore. The journalists have taken note; let’s hope the paper is also being read by civil servants and politicians.
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