Policy Submissions

S1020 - Inquiry into the Science Budget


Written evidence submitted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on the Inquiry into the Science Budget.

Abstract The IET’s response to the inquiry into the Science Budget highlights the importance of ring-fencing the Science Budget, including core funding for Innovate UK within the ring-fence and a long-term investment programme for science and innovation. This includes research council planning for future programmes; working with Innovate UK, ensuring that intermediate organisations growing within UK infrastructure play an effective role in the transfer of technology to business, and developing long-term technology road maps as well as strong links to sector roadmaps and robust sector strategies. The response expands on each of these points highlighting issues and courses of action for the Government to consider. 

Submission Details Submitted on 26 August 2015 to House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee

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Keywords and Search Terms Science, science budget, ring fencing, innovation, research, research council, technology, business, government, core funding, knowledge transfer, strategy, government policy