Innovation Collaboration Zones

The NCUB R&D Taskforce recommended that the Government, with UKRI, should establish a network of Innovation Collaboration Zones across the UK aligned to commercial missions.

Influenced by the Research Campuses in Germany and Silicon Valley in the US as well as harnessing the opportunities with the advent of Freeports in the UK, Innovation Collaboration Zones would seek to create critical mass across research, development and innovation.

The purpose of the zones would be to join up all possible levers to maximise R&D investment from tax incentives and deregulation of land use, through to co-location of expertise and research facilities, to deliver the commercial missions from research through to development and innovation.

NCUB is working with experts and thought leaders across the R&D and innovation sector to present a working proposal to policy makers and government.