Higher Education Commission call for evidence: University Research and Regional Levelling-up Inquiry

In this response, NCUB provides evidence on how universities, business and government can collaborate to support the UK’s ambitious R&D goals and the levelling-up agenda. It draws on the key recommendations made within NCUB’s 2020 Taskforce report Research to Recovery, among other.  Key recommendations include to increase overall public sector R&D spend to keep up with competitors and leverage private investment, to encourage the flow of researchers between academia and business, and to create a Global Collaboration Fund to encourage universities and businesses to pool their strengths to attract inward investment.