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Enhancing collaboration: creating value

Enhancing Collaboration: Creating ValueEnhancing Collaboration: Creating Value is the third in a series of linked reports published by the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) and the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK~IRC) Enhancing Value Taskforce.

The Taskforce was established in 2011 to investigate how to gain the most value from UK research, and in particular its publicly funded research. The first report set the UK’s spend on R&D in an international context and the second assessed the impact of that expenditure.

In this third review, the research team interviewed 71 top-level sources from both large and small firms, universities, government/regulators and charities to explore the challenges and opportunities concerning the creation of value through collaboration. Focusing on four different sectors – construction, energy, pharmaceuticals and the converged creative, digital and IT industry – the review reveals the different innovation needs within and across these industries and highlights the main challenges to collaborative innovation that the UK faces to be competitive in the modern global knowledge economy.