Innovation: Co-operation Between Universities and Businesses

Part of Science, Innovation and Technology – in the House of Commons at on 21 February 2024.

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Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan The Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology

My right hon. Friend is absolutely right. I welcome the news shared just last week by Commissioner Ivanova, who said the early signs of uptake are absolutely excellent. Indeed, some programmes are projecting an increase of over 50%. We are not being complacent. We have launched a comprehensive international marketing campaign, introduced a pump-priming scheme with the British Academy and already started on roadshows.