Why we need to create a 'NICE for social policy'
This paper outlines why we need to explore a centre – or a network of evidence centres – which help to institutionalise evidence in the decision making process.
Investing in Civil Society
A framework for a bespoke regulatory regime
Working with communities to tackle climate change
Community-led responses have the potential to contribute significantly to reducing CO2 emissions - from the smallest rural community to the centres of our big cities.
Galvanising community-led responses to climate change
Alongside action by government and business, community-led innovation will be central to the UK's ability to achieve its CO2 emission reduction targets.
The Money Game: project finance and video games development in the UK
Seemingly everyone agrees on the importance of the video games sector to the UK economy.
Rebooting Britain was produced in response to the Government's Digital Britain report that investigates what possibilities a digitally connected world offers the UK.
Attacking the recession: setting the agenda for a new economy
This research describes the steps required to overhaul the UK economy with a renewed focus on growth sectors and innovation.
Getting up to speed
Super-fast broadband will be a vital part of the emerging digital economy's infrastructure, offering new possibilities for businesses, public services and local communities.
The UK designer fashion economy
The Designer Fashion Economy highlights how innovative small firms function, and the barriers they face to growth.
This policy briefing argues that if the UK is to continue as a global games industry leader it must face up to intense - often subsidised - competition from overseas.
Fine arts graduates policy briefing
This policy briefing argues that public policy should act to lower the barriers faced by fine arts graduates without compromising the artistic integrity of their work.
Absorbing global innovations
One-size-fits-all innovation strategies are unlikely to match a locality's unique strengths, and innovation policy focused only on the production of new knowledge will miss an important source of competitive advantage.
Business incubation in challenging times
Business incubators provide mentoring, support services and advice, as well as a space in which incubated businesses can learn from each other.
We're all innovators now
New digital technologies have accelerated user-led innovation.
Innovation is seen by leading regions as the key to staying ahead; and in those that lag, as an opportunity to catch up.
Existing innovation metrics bears little relation to the innovation that is most relevant to the modern UK economy.
Innovation in services policy briefing
This research shows how innovation happens in services businesses and how policy can help overcome the barriers they face.
Unlocking the potential of innovative firms
The UK is an increasingly hospitable environment in which to start a new firm, and many entrepreneurs are availing themselves of this opportunity.
Towards an innovation nation
Innovation Nation contains strong messages on demand, procurement, innovation in public services, and new forms of innovation.
Beyond the creative industries policy briefing
Research into the extent and types of interaction between the creative industries and the wider UK economy.