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Business and Enterprise Committee - Eleventh Report
Risk and Reward: sustaining a higher value-added economy

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 20 July 2009.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

    Our inquiry
    The background to our inquiry: history and circumstances

2 The higher value-added economy

      Innovation and higher value-added
    The higher value-added ecosystem
    Government policies
      Local and regional leadership
      Central government

3 R&D and innovation

    Wider innovation

4 An enterprise culture

      Demand-led training
    Risk taking and entrepreneurialism
    Risk aversion
      The public sector

5 Universities, research and innovation

    Case Study 1: Clusters: North Carolina, USA and Cambridge, UK
    Collaborative research
    Knowledge transfer
      Technology Strategy Board
      Innovation vouchers
      Mission-led innovation
    Case Study 2: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

6 The policy framework

    Intellectual property
    Case Study 3: British Library Business and IP Centre
    Public procurement
      Small Business Research Initiative
    Access to finance

7 The future of the higher value-added economy

Conclusions and recommendations

    West Midlands: Monday 12 - Tuesday 13 May 2008
      Monday 12 May 2008
      Tuesday 13 May 2008
    British Museum: Thursday 5 June 2008
    Glasgow & Edinburgh: Thursday 12 June 2008
    America: Sunday 20 - Saturday 26 July 2008
      Monday 21 July 2008
      Tuesday 22 July 2008
      North Carolina
      Wednesday 23 July 2008
      Thursday 24 July 2008
      Friday 25 July 2008

Annex A: Summary of Government policy papers relating to innovation

Annex B: Visit Programme

Formal Minutes


List of written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence - HC 746-II

11 December 2007

21 February 2008

2 April 2008

12 May 2008

15 July 2008

4 November 2008

20 November 2008

Written Evidence


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