ERC Roundtable at the 2017 Conservative Party Conference.
The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) hosted a private roundtable at the 2017 Conservative Party conference in Manchester, focusing on the theme of driving better innovation and productivity in UK SMEs.
The discussion was particularly timely given that innovation has been placed at the heart of the Government’s new Industrial Strategy. The evidence is clear that innovation has a crucial role to play in solving the UK’s productivity problem. We know that innovating firms are more productive, grow faster, and are also more resilient in challenging times.