This section sets out the key areas where we want to deepen our understanding to drive the levelling up agenda, and to unleash opportunity, prosperity and pride in place across the UK. In addition, we want to understand in more granular detail which interventions best drive local growth (local growth is an area of joint responsibility between BEIS and DLUHC).
The lead contacts are: Lesley Smith, Senior Principal Research Officer, Analysis, Research and Co-ordination Unit, Analysis and Data Directorate: Lesley.Smith@levellingup.gov.uk and David Hughes, Head of the Chief Scientific Adviser’s office: psChiefScientificAdviser@levellingup.gov.uk.
This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:
Over the last decades manufacturing in UK regions has been exposed to intense global competition, particularly as a consequence of trade liberalisation. At the same time, there is an increasing recognition that regions p...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: University of Sheffield
The project focuses on regional technology foresight and innovation capabilities, which partially addresses the spatial drivers and distribution of R&D activity.
The UK is strong in scientific, technological and engineering research. It has a vibrant economy enabling small and large firms to flourish. But it suffers an enduring productivity gap compared with industrial activities...
Funded by: EPSRC
Lead research organisation: Imperial College London
The project aims to improve industrial performance and productivity through innovation processes, which is related to the roles of infrastructure, excellence, and capacity in R&D activity distribution.
R&D service firms offer specialised R&D services to other parts of the economy. They are a key source of external knowledge for other businesses. Firms operating in the UK R&D service sector rose from 2,642 i...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: University of Manchester
The project investigates the roles of R&D service firms in the innovation system, which is relevant to understanding the distribution of R&D activity and the roles of infrastructure, excellence, and capacity.