The contribution of business is vital if the UK is to meet its target of R&D investment reaching 2.4 percent of GDP by 2027. International comparisons suggest that this is an ambitious target, that will be difficult to meet: achieving R&D funding goals is the exception rather than the norm. Adão Carvalho assessed how effective R&D intensity policies were across 45 countries, and found that 84 percent missed their targets. For 17 percent of countries, R&D intensity actually decreased over the period of the target.
Leeds Trinity University are hoping to run a Yorkshire-wide interuniversity marketing competition in semester 2. This will be similar to the format CIM’s ‘The Pitch’ competition but will only be available to level 4 students studying at a university in Yorkshire.
The proposed competition will encourage students to work together in small groups in response to a marketing challenge. Students will gain valuable skills including teamwork, leadership, problem solving and marketing analysis. It will also be a valuable addition to student CV’s.
If you are interested in finding out more, or being part of the working group to create and launch the competition, please contact Gaynor Cross, Marketing Lecturer.
PERN would like to produce a detailed report – drawing on national and international interventions – to gain insight into interventions to improve the safety of women and girls in West Yorkshire. This report will be a part of a wider policy roundtable that is being supported by West Yorkshire Combined Authority to find opportunities for evidence-based, collaborative policy development.
The deadline for submitting proposals to this tender has been extended to 5pm on Monday, 18 October 2021.
PERN are seeking to commission a report examining working class voices in (regional) policy making. Whilst we would like to hear your suggestions for the report’s scope and format, we want to understand the prevalence (or lack) of working-class perspectives in policy making, barriers to working class input into the policy process and potential routes for inclusivity.
Deadline for submitting proposals: 5pm on Monday, 20 September 2021.