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Research System

The research system is the environment that supports and enables innovation, including research institutes, regulation and the regional dimension of R&D.

We work with our members and the R&D community to elevate the contribution and functioning of the wider research system. This includes work on research infrastructure and institutes, support for innovation and the regional dimension of R&D.

Backing Business R&D

Ensuring business research and development (R&D) investment continues to rise is vital if the UK is to achieve its research intensity ambitions.

CaSE’s report considers both actions that can support the rapid unlocking of current barriers to business R&D investment, as well as measures that will strengthen the UK business R&D environment in the medium to long term.

We are very grateful to LifeArc for their sponsorship of this project.

During this project, we are conducted a series of roundtables with stakeholders across the business research and innovation landscape to explore how the fundamentals of the R&D system support or deter business R&D investment, and how the UK Government can attract and support businesses looking to start or grow R&D activity in the UK – you can read the write ups of these discussions, and the rationale behind the project, below.

Building a better environment for business R&D
18 Oct 2023

CaSE is launching its next major project of work, a focused look at the needs of business R&D in the UK.

Business R&D Roundtable: Leveraging regional strengths
12 Dec 2023

An unattributed summary of a roundtable organised by CaSE at the University of Birmingham, sponsored by LifeArc, on Tuesday 17th October 2023.

Business R&D Roundtable: How can UK R&I infrastructure support business R&I investment?
15 Feb 2024

An unattributed summary of a roundtable organised by CaSE at the White City Campus, Imperial College London, sponsored by LifeArc, on Thursday 7th December 2023.

Business R&D Roundtable: Financial incentives to support business R&I investment
15 Feb 2024

An unattributed summary of a roundtable organised by CaSE, sponsored by LifeArc, on Wednesday 13th December 2023.

Business R&D Roundtable: Innovative and responsive regulation to support business R&I investment
16 Apr 2024

An unattributed summary of a roundtable organised by CaSE and sponsored by LifeArc, on Wednesday 31st January 2024.

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