Business Dynamic and Productivity

Business Dynamics and Productivity Mark Hart and Michael Anyadike-Danes, ERC Aston Business School contributed a chapter to the new OECD Publication Business Dynamics and Productivity. Abstract: Business dynamics plays an important role not only as a driver of job creation but also as an engine of reallocation and productivity growth. This book aims at providing… Read more

UK Innovation Survey User Group

Around thirty people attended the UKIS User Group event held at BEIS on the 20th March. A policy round-table comprising Agnes Estebail (BEIS), Will Steele (IPO), and Stephen Miller (Design Council) identified remaining evidence gaps (among others) around IP valuation and benefits, design impacts on innovation and sectoral effectiveness of policy. A number of research papers… Read more

Scale -Up Taskforce

ERC Deputy Director, Professor Mark Hart presented latest findings from the Enterprise Research Centre on High Performing Firms at the first meeting of the Scale-UP taskforce on Tuesday 21st March at the London Stock Exchange. Chaired by Scale-Up Champion Margot James, Small Business Minister. The Scale-Up Taskforce brings together entrepreneurs, investors and local bodies from… Read more

UK Local Growth Dashboard 2017

The updated UK Local Growth Dashboard 2017 has been released today, Monday March 27th. The UK Local Growth Dashboard has been developed by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) and builds on the LEP Growth Dashboard first launched in June 2014.  Its purpose is to present a set of growth metrics for start-ups and existing firms… Read more

Innovation Team Seminar

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… Read more

“Supporting self-employed people”

Professor Mark Hart  attended a private dinner with the Minister for Employment Damian Hinds MP and Matthew Taylor (Chief Executive of the RSA) on Monday 27th February in London to discuss the topic of “Supporting self-employed people”.  The discussion was part of the Taylor Review which is an independent review for the Prime Minister into… Read more

ERC – Midlands Innovation Researcher Workshop

ERC held a joint workshop with Midlands Innovation for researchers with an interest in innovation systems and local policy. The 25 attendees represented all Midlands universities. Presentations covered some recent survey work on business innovation in Coventry (Stephen Roper, ERC), the work of Midlands Innovation (Sue Clayton, Nottingham), City-ERDI (Simon Collinson, Birmingham and the recent… Read more

Preparing for Brexit at the local level

In the aftermath of the EU referendum, there is an even greater focus on the performance of the private sector and its ability to provide jobs and wealth creating opportunities across all parts of the UK – especially at the local level – as the UK prepares for Brexit. ERC Deputy Director Mark Hart author… Read more