01 July 2020
Felicity Burch, CBI Director of Digital and Innovation, said:
“This Roadmap asks the questions the UK needs to answer to deliver on the 2.4% R&D target and create an R&D led recovery but it needed more answers. The Coronavirus crisis has shown that when government, business and the research sector work together they can deliver incredible results at pace. Now is the time to find solutions to the questions the Roadmap poses with the same sense of urgency.
“For businesses, quick wins that government can look to implement rapidly include increasing funding for Innovate UK, establishing new mechanisms to support business uptake of new technologies and strengthening the purpose of the Catapults by creating innovation zones or Catapult Quarters.”