Much of the argument for publicly funding R&D activity either in universities or companies rests on the assertion that the knowledge created is a public or quasi-public good, i.e. it has the potential to generate benefits for society at large. This suggests the potential for two types of spillover impacts – on innovation and local growth.We know from current ERC research that publicly funded R&D activity has a positive impact on business growth. Here, we use matched data from the Gateway to Research (GtR) database and UK Innovation Survey to explore growth and innovation spillovers.

The results will be relevant to current thinking about the IS and questions about the allocation of IS Challenge Fund resources between industries

Research Showcase. June 2017

The ERC held a Research Showcase on June 20th 2017 at RSA House in London.
The agenda of the day reflected the range of research we are currently undertaking at the Centre. The aim was to share our research insights and ideas with our key stakeholders, and to engage in dialogue with them about these.

During the afternoon session we launched four new projects, with stakeholders feeding their ideas to help us shape future research questions and approaches.The showcase generated lively discussion and we are very grateful for the excellent engagement from our stakeholders, whose insights will shape and strengthen the final project outputs.

View Project 10 Research showcase Presentation here.

CompletionNovember 2017
KeywordsMeasuring the spillovers from publicly funded R&D activity
ThemeInnovation & Export