Paper 3: Regional Innovation Policy (Gill)

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Paper 3: Regional Innovation Policy (Gill)

  1. 1. Public sector support for innovation in a regional context: The Kent experience Ross Gill 3 July 2010
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>The Kent economy and the innovation imperative </li></ul><ul><li>Current innovation policy... </li></ul><ul><li>... And actions under way </li></ul><ul><li>The changing policy landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Future challenges for Kent </li></ul>
  3. 3. Kent in context
  4. 4. The regional advantage
  5. 5. Kent’s economic gap: GVA per head
  6. 6. New business: VAT registrations
  7. 7. Why innovation? <ul><li>“ The successful exploitation of new ideas” </li></ul><ul><li>SEEDA, Leadership for Innovation , 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>“ In the future, regional innovation policy will be potentially more important: and certainly more difficult” </li></ul><ul><li>- Dr Paul Nightingale, University of Sussex </li></ul>
  8. 8. Current regional policy <ul><li>Current national goal: </li></ul><ul><li>“ A global leader in innovation and a magnet for innovative businesses” </li></ul><ul><li>Targets to increase expenditure on R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing turnover attributable to new products </li></ul><ul><li>Increased emphasis on university-business collaboration </li></ul>
  9. 9. But...
  10. 10. Key pillars of a strategic approach <ul><li>Support: The Innovation and Growth Team </li></ul><ul><li>Space: Premises for growing business </li></ul><ul><li>Sectors: Low carbon and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Skills: Bridging the skills gap; releasing potential </li></ul>
  11. 11. Support <ul><li>Focusing on high growth firms, from start-ups to large corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Locally based: understanding the area, local networks and the market </li></ul><ul><li>Linked with wider support infrastructure </li></ul>
  12. 12. Space
  13. 13. Sectors
  14. 14. Skills % of workforce qualified to NVQ4+
  15. 15. The changing political economy
  16. 16. Some questions... <ul><li>From your perspective, where do you think </li></ul><ul><li>our efforts should be?... </li></ul><ul><li>Does innovation policy work at local level – </li></ul><ul><li>or should we look bigger?... </li></ul><ul><li>How can we best work with expert </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge to get the upstream evidence </li></ul><ul><li>downstream into delivery? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank you! <ul><li>Ross Gill </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Strategy & Policy Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Kent County Council </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+44 (0)1622 221312 </li></ul><ul><li>+44 (0)7837 872705 </li></ul>

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