Mark Hart , Deputy Director , ERC delivered the keynote speech “The role of universities in unlocking UK productivity” at  the 5th Engage HEI Conference  held at the University of Central Lancashire,  on May 19th 2016.

Despite improving economic performance, the UK still has fundamental economic weaknesses that can be improved by effective business support. • Economic strengths and weaknesses can also be identified at local and regional level, and vary significantly across the UK. • These differences must guide the approach to local interventions. • Business support should ultimately be contributing to improved performance of individual firms, leading to better economic returns locally, and for the UK as a whole.

View the full presentation here. 

Click here to download the Unlocking UK Productivity report.