AIRTO frequently offers, or is asked by government, business and other organisations, for its views on matters relating to the Innovation, Research & Technology sector.
The work of the Innovation, Research and Technology (IRT) sector is vital in helping to raise the productivity of UK companies and in connecting businesses, government and academia to the resources needed for the successful uptake of new technology. A report by Oxford Economics shows the sector has a combined turnover of £6.9bn and contributes £32-£36bn to UK GVA, supporting over 141,000 jobs.
We welcome additional funding to support UK participation in Horizon 2020, but we are calling on government to further leverage the Innovation, Research and Technology sector to boost our capacity to deliver R&D services for international industry.
House of Lords publish report into effectiveness of EU research and innovation proposals (April 2013)
Parliamentary Inquiry highlights Government's need for coherent strategy to support UK's commercialisation of technological innovation (March 2013)
Call for Evidence on Public Procurement as a tool to Stimulate Innovation (Dec 2010)
Inquiry into Technology Innovation Centres
A view of Government Grant Assistance Schemes, (Past, Present and Future) by AIRTO (April 2010)
"Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-2014: Next Steps" (June 2006)
Consultation Document July 2005 Response by airto
Yhe impact of the results of the ESRC Innovation Programme (August 2001)
To growth in innovation intensity in the UK economy (April 2001)
The solution to the problem of knowledge transfer to business enterprise (August 2000)
Consultation on research in Europe after Framework 5 (August 2000)
For a network of regional centres for manufacturing excellence and productivity (July 2000)
For a Science and Innovation Policy (June 2000)
Leading to a possible White Paper on Science and Innovation Policy. Presented to the Minister for Science (December 1999)