S&T Committee (Commons): Engineering and physical sciences based innovation

01 March 1998

The Royal Society response to the House Of Commons Science And Technology Committee Inquiry into the manner in which companies in the fields of engineering and physical sciences decide on developing new products and processes and the factors influencing their decisions. The statement covers the respective roles of government Laboratories and independent research and technology organisations, the operation of Government schemes designed to promote collaboration, intellectual property rights and the provision of finance.