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Are universities engines or products of economic growth?

Are universities engines or products of economic growth? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
To what extent can universities drive economic development – or vice versa? Rachael Pells explores the ways in which higher education and economic success interact
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Anna Valero, who comments in the article, is an ESRC innovation fellow at the London School of Economics.

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Innovative Swindon hailed by Enterprise Research Centre study

Innovative Swindon hailed by Enterprise Research Centre study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Swindon is near the top of a regional league table of areas with the highest proportion of firms developing new products and services, according to new figures.

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The article cites a study by the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre.

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From Concorde to the iPhone, state intervention drives technological innovation

From Concorde to the iPhone, state intervention drives technological innovation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

History tells us that state involvement is the best route to prosperity. Our politicians need to think big and accept the risk of failure.

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The article quotes Sussex University professor Mariana Mazzucato who was interviewed for the ESRC publication 'Reigniting Growth'

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Major donors need to take risks if charities are to tackle social problems

Major donors need to take risks if charities are to tackle social problems | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Foundations that go beyond plugging funding gaps to finance innovation help tackle the root causes of social problems

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Article cites findings from the ESRC part-funded Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy

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Four policy steps to drive technological change

Four policy steps to drive technological change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
R&D is only one of several interventions to build Africa’s tech capacity and innovation systems, says David Ockwell.
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David Ockwell is deputy director of research at the ESRC STEPS Centre and senior lecturer in geography at the University of Sussex.

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Innovation beyond the spin

Innovation beyond the spin | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Third Sector Research Centre recently finished examining 30 public service mutual spin-outs. Dan Gregory summarises the findings and concludes that culture is more important than structure - no matter what Francis Maude says.

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The Third Sector Research Centre is an ESRC funded centre.


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