Research and innovation in Wales

Published 22/07/2021   |   Last Updated 22/07/2021   |   Reading Time minutes

Research and innovation is arguably key to increasing prosperity in Wales.

This briefing sets out the research and innovation picture in Wales, putting it in the context of the current UK Government’s policy of significantly increasing research and development investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. The briefing addresses:

  • The arguments for using public funding to invest in research and innovation:
  • Explores UK Government research and innovation policy;
  • Sets out how research and innovation is funded in Wales;
  • Explores the ‘big debates’ in research and innovation funding; and
  • Explains the future of research and innovation policy and investment in Wales

Article by Phil Boshier, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament