The ERC delivered a seminar on 13th March at BEIS focusing on how the latest research and insights from the ERC might inform the proposals set out in the industrial strategy and help shape the post-Brexit economy. Three presentations covered the following themes: “How can we ensure Inclusive Innovation?” (Professor Stephen Roper);High Performing Firms and Local Growth – What’s the Deal?” (Professor Mark Hart); The Future for Inward Investment in the UK” (Professor Nigel Driffield).

The presentations generated a good deal of lively discussion from the audience which included over 30 senior policymakers and analysts drawn from a range of teams including the Innovation and Business Growth Directorates, all of whom are leading on various aspects of the Industrial Strategy and the Patient Capital Review.