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CBI comments on Witty review of universities and growth

The CBI commented on Sir Andrew Witty's review of universities and growth. John Cridland, Director-General of the CBI, said:

“Our universities already make an extensive contribution to the UK economy. This insightful report by Sir Andrew Witty has clear recommendations on how universities can play a greater role in supporting growth in world-leading technologies and in their local economies.

“Establishing a funding stream to support ‘arrow projects’ – collaborations of businesses and universities – that build competitive advantage and advance our industrial strategy priorities is a great idea.

“We also need to ensure that more mid-sized and smaller businesses benefit from the huge potential universities bring.  A single point of entry for companies wishing to engage with universities and a sharper focus on supporting innovation in mid-sized businesses are logical first steps.”

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