Learning from the best: National innovation systems

ERC Insight paper

Associated Themes
  • Innovation

The UK government has set challenging targets for R&D investment and improving the UK’s record on innovation and commercialisation. Key to achieving these targets and maximising the social and economic benefits from future R&D and related investments will be the effectiveness of the UK’s national innovation system (NIS). In this paper we briefly examine the capabilities of the UK NIS relative to that of our main international competitors and identify relative strengths and development opportunities