Science and Technology  Committee - Eighth Report
Bridging the valley of death: improving the commercialisation of research

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 4 March 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction


The inquiry

2 Innovation and the "valley of death"

The Linear Model of Innovation

The Innovation ecosystem

Access to money and equipment

Picking winners

Finding the cash to do business

Getting access to the necessary technology

Creating the right environment

Incentivising R&D activity

Intellectual property

Evidence based policy

3 Connecting science with industry

Technology Strategy Board



The need for local knowledge

Leveraging our research establishments

The value of universities

Realising the benefits of universities

Public Sector Research Establishments

4 Government as a lead customer

Small Business Research Initiative

National Health Service

Support for sectors of industry

5 Conclusions

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

18 April 2012

25 April 2012

20 June 2012

2 July 2012

5 September 2012

12 September 2012

Written Evidence

Additional Written Evidence

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