The John Innes Centre: A World Leading International Centre in Plant Science and Microbiology at the heart of the Eastern Region’s Innovation Economy.
The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science and microbiology. Their mission is to generate knowledge of plants and microbes through innovative research, to train scientists for the future, to apply knowledge to benefit agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and engage with policy makers and the public. [read more]
Infrastructure investment is essential to a coherent plan for growth and economic recovery. The economic crisis we face as a result of the collapse of Labour’s debt-fuelled boom is a stark reminder of our over-reliance on retail, housing and public sector spending and the scale of the challenge we now face in constructing a more sustainable model of economic competiveness. We can’t borrow our way out of a debt crisis. We will have to trade our way out. [read more]
The UK faces two - twin - challenges. How to unlock a sustainable UK economic recovery, by selling things the (faster growing) rest of the world actually needs. We can’t borrow and spend our way out of our debt crisis. We have to work and trade our way out. With the Eurozone in crisis that will mean focussing our economy much more clearly on the developing world. [read more]
Lord Jenkin recently hosted an important debate in the House of Lords on the international competitiveness of UK industry in which he highlighted the UK Life Science Strategy as a good example of what modern Governments should be doing to support key sectors.
(From House of Lord debate on ‘UK Industry: International Competitiveness’, 5 July 2012):
I start with a proposition with which I hope that the whole House can agree: [read more]