Science, technology and engineering have a vital role to play in the global economy, whether it is tackling the big issues such as climate change, healthcare, sustainable food supplies, or creating new products or markets that can drive future growth, productivity and prosperity. It is therefore no surprise that enabling that innovation continues to be a priority for business and government.
CBI Economics has been commissioned by the Institute of Physics to research the experience of innovative businesses that use, manufacture or develop physics-based technologies or knowledge. Such technologies are used across a wide range of industries.
A survey is now open which explores the breadth of use of these technologies across the UK & Irish business community. The survey also looks at the drivers of and challenges facing R&D and innovation activity. An aim is to learn from businesses how they believe this activity could be better supported.
Questions being addressed include:
- What are the most significant challenges faced in undertaking R&D/innovation activity?
- At which stage of your R&D/innovation pipeline does your organisation experience the greatest difficulties securing financial resources?
- How satisfied are you with your organisation’s ability to attract and retain the talent you need?
- At which stage of the R&D/innovation pipeline does your organisation typically collaborate with Partners/networks?
- What are the most important policy enhancements that would allow your organisation to undertake more R&D/innovation activity?
- What is limiting the ability of your organisation to undertake R&D/innovation activity?
If you would like to contribute, please complete the survey by 5pm on Wednesday 2 June.