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Business Weekly: Cambridge team to investigate how much R & D goes unrecorded

The missing links in the Research & Development performance of East of England companies are being sought in a new study by the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School. The CBR team is launching a survey of over 800 companies across the region to discover how much R & D goes unrecorded in official statistics because it is paid for – explicitly or implicitly – by customers. David Connell, senior research associate for CBR, who is leading the research team, said: “Science and technology based companies have a crucial role to play in the future of the British economy but much of Government policy thinking to help the sector is based on false assumptions about how it operates.”

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