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Linking social science and innovation

Prof Tim Vorley from the Management School is leading the Innovation Caucus – a new initiative developed and funded by Innovate UK and the Economic and Social Research Council to facilitate closer collaboration between these governmental and academic communities.

Working with Dr Chay Brooks at Sheffield, and a range of academics from other national universities, Prof Vorley will drive the Caucus to promote knowledge exchange between social science researchers and Innovate UK with the aim to support the innovation ecosystem.

Recent activity from the team has provided briefings to the government which should shape decisions made in the up-coming spending review, looking at different ways of funding enterprise and innovation in the UK.

The primary goal of the Innovation Caucus is to demonstrate and promote the value of social science research to Innovation UK. It will enhance its impact and build connections. To find out more, watch their introduction video:

You can connect with the Innovation Caucus on their website or via Twitter.

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