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Implementing 'The Race to the Top': Lord Sainsbury's Review of Government's Science and Innovation Policies

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On 5 October 2007, Lord Sainsbury published his Review of the UK science and innovation system. The Review examined the role of science and innovation in ensuring the UK remains competitive in our increasingly globalised economy. It was commissioned by Gordon Brown, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) 2007.The Prime Minister accepted Lord Sainsbury's recommendations in full, and asked the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills to take forward its implementation. This report outlines the Government's progress and future plans.Implementation of the Sainsbury Review forms an integral part of the DIUS science and innovation strategy3 - Innovation Nation. Building on Lord Sainsbury's review, this strategy sets out the key steps we need to take across the public and private sectors, to make Britain a society of innovation. Further details on this can be found at:

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