The UK Innovation Report 2021

Benchmarking the UK’s industrial and innovation performance in a global context

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UK Innovation Report

Contributors and Acknowledgements

Contributors and Acknowledgements

Cambridge Industrial Innovation Policy (CIIP) brings together the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy at the Institute for Manufacturing, the Policy Links Unit from IfM Engage and the Babbage Policy Forum. Our work is based around what we call industrial innovation policy, a policy domain that focuses on the interplay between technology, innovation and industrial competitiveness.

CIIP is based at the Institute for Manufacturing, a division of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering.

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The contributors to this report are: Jennifer Castaneda-Navarrete, David Leal-Ayala, Carlos López-Gómez, Michele Palladino and Tong Yee Siong. Eoin O’Sullivan provided overall academic guidance to the project. Research support was provided by Manuel Ricardo Galindo.


The authors would like to thank those who provided comments, suggestions and reviewed earlier versions of this report: Tim Minshall, Frank Tietze and Tomas Ulrichsen at the Institute for Manufacturing; Diane Coyle at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge; Daniel Sandford Smith and Ginny Page at the Gatsby Charitable Foundation; Fhaheen Khan and Nina Gryf at Make UK; the Sector Analysis team at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); and the Communications and Research team at Invest Europe.

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Please quote as: Policy Links (2021). UK Innovation Report. Benchmarking the UK’s Industrial and Innovation Performance in a Global Context. IfM Engage, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.

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