The distribution of innovation activity across UK industry: final report
Department for Business Innovation & Skills
The purpose of the Fellowship has been, through the exploitation of the datasets of recent UK Innovation Surveys (UKIS 2005, 2007 and 2009), to investigate the distribution of innovation in the UK. Particular emphasis has been placed on uncovering ‘innovation hotspots’, geographical and/or industrial concentrations of highly innovative activity, and to examine the possibility of highly innovative firms in unexpected places – notably in sectors commonly thought not to be innovative and amongst firms that do not engage in R&D.
This document is the final report resulting from ESRC Research Placement Fellowship (RES-173-27-0178) between the University of Exeter Business School and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.