The scientific century: securing our future prosperity

Taylor, Martin, Martin, Ben, Wilsdon, James and et al, (2010) The scientific century: securing our future prosperity. Other. The Royal Society, London.

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Abstract

The advisory group to the report was chaired by Sir Martin Taylor FRS and included two Nobel Laureates, two former ministers of science, and leading figures from two high-tech companies. The report draws on a year of evidence gathering, analysis and consultation.

It distils two urgent messages. The first is the need to place science and innovation at the heart of the UK's long-term strategy for economic growth. The second is the fierce competitive challenge we face from countries which are investing at a scale and speed that we may struggle to match.

The report makes six recommendations around the long-term support and investment in science:

Put science and innovation at the heart of a strategy for long-term economic growth;
Prioritise investment in excellent people;
Strengthen Government’s use of science;
Reinforce the UK’s position as a hub for global science and innovation;
Better align science and innovation with global challenges;
Revitalise science and mathematics education.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Additional Information: Royal Society Policy document 02/10. ISBN 9780854038183
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Ben Martin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:03
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 08:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23776
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