My first monthly Director’s update, and this month feels like such a great time to write it. As you probably won’t be surprised to learn, our innovation and digital agenda has been firmly future focused.
New CBI report calls for an R&D roadmap to support modern R&D practices
The team’s longstanding campaign to raise UK levels of R&D spend took a big step forward this month with the publication of our report on the Changing Nature of R&D. The idea for the work was to make sure we had an accurate picture of R&D practices, so we could best advise government on how to support what businesses are up to.
During the research it was hugely exciting to learn that across the breadth of CBI membership – all sectors and all regions – there are examples of members using data, advanced analytics and predictive analytics to support their R&D practices. This has all sorts