Inquiry into Putting science and engineering at the heart of government: comments from the Royal Academy of Engineering and six of the major engineering institutions.
Government policy needs to be made with a much broader understanding of how industry makes its investment decisions. There would be significant value in the establishment of an office of technology assessment to promote understanding of and provide advice and support for the productivity of UK-based research and development activity. Government action to help and encourage the faster and more efficient transfer of knowledge and innovation should now be prioritised to give the UK the technological base to engineer its way out of recession.
Submission Details Submitted on 17 April 2009 to House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee