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Annual Innovation Report 2008

The first Annual Innovation Report was launched by the Prime Minister on 4 December 2008. It reports on progress on the commitments in the Innovation Nation White Paper and presents an overview of the UK’s innovation performance alongside descriptions of the innovation activities of Government Departments and the Regional Development Agencies

The report and additional documents published alongside it can be downloaded here

Annual Innovation Report 2008

Full document

Foreword and chapters 1 and 2

Foreword by Lord Drayson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation, and an overview of UK innovation performance including business innovation, knowledge exchange, wider innovation, intellectual property protection and A-level, degree and doctorate qualifications in STEM subjects.

Highlights of progress on Innovation Nation commitments on procurement, regulation and Further Education knowledge transfer.

Chapters 3-5

Research, knowledge exchange and business innovation including elements of the UK’s innovation infrastructure and the activities of the Design Council and NESTA.

Inward investment and international collaboration in science and innovation.

Skills for innovation.

Chapters 6

The public sector driving demand for innovation. Includes statements by each Government Department about their leadership, strategy and delivery of innovation as well as trend data on their expenditure on procurement, R&D and the Small Business Research Initiative.

Chapters 7

Innovation in England including descriptions of the innovation-promoting activities of the Regional Development Agencies.


Progress on all the Innovation Nation commitments.

Progress on the recommendations in Lord Sainsbury’s 2007 review: The Race to the Top.

Notes on Departmental financial data.


Other documents

They following documents have been published alongside the Annual Innovation Report:

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