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Enterprise, Innovation and the Enviroment

Demirel, Pelin and Parris, Stuart (2011). Enterprise, Innovation and the Enviroment. FINNOV project, Milton Keynes.

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Abstract

This report aims to profile the activity of small and medium sized enterprises (SME) operating in the UK's environmental sector. The environmental sector is expected to be critical for the future economic development of the UK supporting a new low carbon economy. As many entrepreneurial and innovative firms require significant funding to support their innovative activities this report specifically investigates the innovation activity and financial requirements UK environmental companies. The survey report highlights the role of a variety of funding sources, including public investment for supporting these firms, particularly those active in R&D. Responding firms show a strong record of performance to date, particularly R&D active companies but also have expectations of additional finance being made available for the future in the form of loans, equity finance and government funding.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)Not SetEuropean Community
Not SetNot SetBritish Academy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography > Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
Item ID: 37745
Depositing User: Stuart Parris
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 08:20
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 19:31
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37745
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