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Manufacturing Businesses

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure that manufacturing businesses benefit from innovations developed in English universities. (177267)

In July 2007 we established the Technology Strategy Board to provide innovation and technology support to business. The Technology Strategy Board is a key delivery partner in supporting collaboration between business and universities and also works closely with the Research Councils. In England, the Government’s Higher Education Innovation Fund is another way in which we are helping universities increase their capacity for working with businesses.