Correspondence

Diffusion of technology for productivity

Advice to the Prime Minister on addressing barriers to business uptake of available technologies that could improve their productivity.

Documents

Diffusion of technology for productivity: CST letter

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Response from Chris Skidmore on CST productivity letter

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Details

In a letter to the Prime Minister sent in August 2019, the Council for Science and Technology (CST) explores the factors affecting business uptake of technologies, including;

  • novel business processes
  • management techniques
  • analytical methods

CST proposes 5 measures to improve the infrastructure of business support for technology diffusion, and ways to address deficiencies in skills and training that limit the UK’s technological capability.

Published 28 February 2020