AIRTO’s letter to the government – 2019 Comprehensive Spending Review

AIRTO recently wrote to government ministers highlighting key policy interventions needed in relation the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.

AIRTO is calling for investment in R&D and innovation to be executed in a much
smarter way, to keep pace with competitor nations. We have identified three key recommendations:

i). Rebalance the research and applied development mix undertaken in favour of development activity at higher
Technology Readiness Levels, TRLs
ii). Improve access to private finance for industry to undertake R&D in challenging fields
iii). Exploit the export of UK R&D services and knowledge assets by the IRT sector to international markets

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