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Maximising local economic impacts of R&D investment in the West Midlands

13 Nov 2019

Unattributed summary of CaSE session at the West Midlands Innovation Board meeting on Thursday 5th September 2019

Summary of roundtable in collaboration with the West Midlands Innovation Board, on the local economic impacts of R&D investment in the West Midlands.

This roundtable discussion with participants from across the West Midlands’ diverse research and innovation community, including industry, academia and local enterprise partnerships, to explore the distinctive role the West Midlands can play in meeting the Government’s ambition to support prosperous communities across the UK through the Place agenda. The strengths of the West Midlands in meeting this target and the enablers and barriers on the path to meeting this goal were discussed.

This summary is not CaSE policy but will form part of our ongoing programme of work on the Government’s Place agenda. CaSE are leading discussions in the regions to collect an evidence base on place-based R&D interventions and how different sectors collaborate to facilitate local economic growth. This roundtable part of a series focusing on the Place agenda, to understand how best to support the delivery of local benefits and growth from R&D investment and inform delivery of the 2.4% target.

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