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Lizzie Crowley
Senior Researcher

Streets Ahead: What makes a city innovative?

Lizzie Crowley
07 December 2011

We know that innovation is the key driver of economic growth, and that it happens in cities. This report demonstrates that there is a distinctive geography of innovation in the UK – different places have different strengths as well as different challenges. This report argues that it cities are going to be able to drive the recovery radical changes need to happen to the architecture of innovation: new networks and new relationships across the public and private spheres need to be created; government needs to stimulate the market for new innovative solutions via public procurement; Local Enterprise Partnerships need to be funded so that businesses can be put at the heart of co-ordinating and leading local innovation policy; and universities need to forge new relationships with local firms and entrepreneurs.

Click here for the press release relating to this report.

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