TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION: Independent scrutiny ‘key to success of UK industrial strategy’

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Release date: 1/12/2017

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Kieron Flanagan, senior lecturer in science and technology policy at the University of Manchester, said that the strategy “is essentially saying we got it wrong for the last 30 to 40 years”.

“It says that quite explicitly in places in terms of drawing a line under an approach that [has been] a lack of involvement in major technologies,” he said. “This finally accepts that there is an active role the state needs to play in the development of technologies.”

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TitleIndependent scrutiny ‘key to success of UK industrial strategy’
Media name/outletTimes Higher Education
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/12/17
DescriptionKieron Flanagan, senior lecturer in science and technology policy at the University of Manchester, said that the strategy “is essentially saying we got it wrong for the last 30 to 40 years”.

“It says that quite explicitly in places in terms of drawing a line under an approach that [has been] a lack of involvement in major technologies,” he said. “This finally accepts that there is an active role the state needs to play in the development of technologies.”
URLhttps://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/independent-scrutiny-key-success-uk-industrial-strategy
PersonsKieron Flanagan