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How competitive is UK innovation?

9th February 2021

Introducing the UK Innovation Report

The UK Innovation Report benchmarks the UK’s industrial and innovation performance in a global context. It brings together, for the first time in a single place, innovation and value-added indicators in a concise and accessible format.

There is a pressing need to support a swift economic and social recovery from COVID-19. In addition, the UK faces increasing international competition; erosion of market share in key industries; hollowing out of supply chains; the need to reduce carbon emissions; and regional imbalances. Innovation is critical to tackling all of these challenges.

Exploring key questions
  • Are the UK government and the private sector spending enough on R&D?

  • Are UK key industries becoming more or less competitive internationally?

  • Is the UK producing enough scientists and engineers?

  • How does all of this compare to the performance of other countries?


Join us as we present and discuss the report, joined by a panel of key figures from the UK innovation landscape. Speakers include:

  • Lord David Sainsbury - Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and former Minister of Science and Innovation
  • Professor Tim Minshall - Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation & Head of the Institute for Manufacturing
  • Dr Eoin O’Sullivan - Director, Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • Dr Carlos López-Gómez - Head of the Policy Links Unit
  • Ivana Dimitrova - Senior Economist, Economy & Strategic Analysis, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Ben Fletcher - Executive Director of Policy and Engagement, Make UK

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