26 January 2009

Mix messages in R&D Scoreboard

The UK R&D Scoreboard always provides a lead for a piece on Science|Business. This time there wasn't even any need to read the report to get the ball rolling. (That can come later.) The R&D Society raised enough questions about the numbers to spark off the piece, Scoreboard delivers mixed message.

It seems that the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills concentrated on the top of the table when writing its press release. The R&D Society noticed that the "increase" in R&D spending by smaller companies was actually less than inflation.

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