This is the first in a series of linked reports by the CIHE-UK~IRC Task Force on gaining the most value from the UK innovation system, and in particular its university research. It highlights strongly the need to sustain the competitiveness of UK R&D in terms of both quantity and quality, and also the variability in the relationship between the UK research base and business, as a function of sector and size of company. Furthermore, it shows clearly that the openness and quality of UK R&D to non-UK domiciled businesses is a major strength. It is most important that the conditions that attract those businesses, in particular the quality of university research and talent, is not undermined.
Reprinted and Revised in March 2012
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