If the UK is going to host the inventors of the future, they’ll need somewhere to do it

Zachary Spiro, co-author of latest CPS report “Cashing in our Chips: How to strengthen the UK’s semiconductor industry”, has written about the planning system and its impact of R&D.

Writing for CapX, Spiro notes that despite the government’s wish to host the next Silicon Valley in the UK, the country’s scientists lack the research and laboratory space in which to work.

“Despite estimated laboratory demand of 335,000sq ft per year across Oxford and Cambridge, new supply has been less than 150,000sq ft annually” the article notes, before going on to set out recommendations for how this can be rectified.

Read the article here.

Date Added: Friday 10th February 2023