Industrial Strategy

Science, the State, and the City: Britain’s Struggle to Succeed in Biotechnology

Jun 28, 2016 Policy Exchange invites you to the launch of Science, the State, and the City: Britain’s Struggle to Succeed in Biotechnology by Sir Geoffrey Owen and Michael Hopkins. Sir Geoffrey Owen in conversation with Matt Ridley Vote of Thanks by George Freeman MP,...
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The New Industrial Strategy

This scoping paper — written by Policy Exchange Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow, Jonathan Dupont, and Head of Environment and Energy, Richard Howard — looks at the big questions surrounding a new Industrial Strategy

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Higher, Further, Faster, More: Improving higher level professional and technical education

Higher, Further, Faster, More calls for BIS to redirect up to £532m of the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) grant to improve the quality of Further Education. Whilst acknowledging the importance of our Higher Education sector, the report points out that universities are sitting on reserves of £12.3bn at a time when 1 in 4 FE colleges could effectively go bankrupt within a year.

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Forging a New Industrial Strategy for Britain

Richard Howard — Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment — and Jonathan Dupont — Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — argue that a new industrial strategy is ‘about creating a British economy which is innovative and competitive, which benefits everyone’. This piece first appeared on CapX

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The Superfast and the Furious: Priorities for the future of UK broadband policy

The Superfast and the Furious argues that politicians have become overly focused on broadband speeds. Instead the government should focus on helping the 10.8 million people not online and do more to help small businesses make the most of the opportunities presented by the internet.

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Latest Industrial Strategy Publications

Batteries for Electric Cars: A case study in industrial strategy

Batteries for Electric Cars: A case study in industrial strategy

Can the UK lead the world in the development and production of batteries for electric cars? This is the stated aim of the government’s support programme for the battery sector. Yet, in the light of the current state of the UK battery sector and the strength of international competition, world leadership in car batteries is almost certainly unattainable. If the demand for electric cars grows as fast as many forecasters expect, investment in battery production should be financed by the private sector, argues Sir Geoffrey Owen, Policy Exchange’s Head of Industrial Policy and a former editor of the Financial Times, in a new paper Batteries for Electric Cars: A case study in industrial strategy.

Lessons from the US on Innovation Policy

Lessons from the US on Innovation Policy

A commentary by Sir Geoffrey Owen, Head of Industrial Policy at Policy Exchange and former Editor of the Financial Times. Sir Geoffrey examines the reasons for US leadership in two key sectors, information technology and biotechnology, highlighting the important role played by new entrepreneurial firms

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Forging a New Industrial Strategy for Britain

Forging a New Industrial Strategy for Britain

Richard Howard — Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment — and Jonathan Dupont — Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — argue that a new industrial strategy is ‘about creating a British economy which is innovative and competitive, which benefits everyone’. This piece first appeared on CapX

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Using the Lessons of Digital Nudge

Using the Lessons of Digital Nudge

Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Technology Policy, is quoted by LocalGov highlighting the need for a ‘digital nudge’ to help local authorities save money and use fewer resources.

English university finances on ‘unsustainable trajectory’

English university finances on ‘unsustainable trajectory’

Policy Exchange’s Higher, Further, Faster, More report is covered by Times Higher Education in an article on university funding. The report called for some university funding to be transferred to the imperilled further education sector.

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