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Focused R&D support key to economic growth, says NCUB

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Group calls for long-term industrial strategy “with innovation at its heart” ahead of general election

The next UK government should strengthen the country’s R&D sector and focus support on specific areas for economic growth, according to the National Centre for Universities and Business.

The NCUB is the latest to publish its recommendations in the lead-up to the general election on 4 July. It calls for innovation to be central to the next government’s long-term economic plan and highlights risks to UK R&D leadership resulting from policy turmoil in recent years.

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