National Centre for Universities and Business: Taskforce announced

National Centre for Universities and Business: Taskforce announced

On 3 July, David Sweeney, Executive Chair of Research England, UKRI wrote to Sam Laidlaw, Chair of the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) requesting that NCUB bring together expert insights from their strategic network of NCUB members, together with appropriate other leading experts, to form a Taskforce to support UKRI including Research England with evidence and policy recommendations.

The taskforce will focus on how to continue the progress of universities and business in working through their stability challenges, whilst rising to the challenges set out in the UK Government’s Research and Development Roadmap published on Wednesday 1 July, helping the country to economic recovery and delivering the Roadmap’s long-term and important ambition that will have very significant implications for universities, businesses and the country as a whole. 

Further updates will be published by Research England and NCUB in due course.

Taskforce letter to NCUB