Nicola SturgeonMakes Statement

Sturgeon: Scotland must help ‘shape the future’

4 Sep, 2017

At an event at Spirit AeroSystems in Prestwick, Sturgeon talks about innovation.

I want Scotland to be the inventor and producer of the innovations that shape the future – not just a consumer of them. [Scotland has immense economic potential, but warned that the country] must be more ambitious, with government, businesses and wider society working together to lead on the key technological and social changes of the future…R&D drives innovation, which in turn boosts productivity and economic growth. That is why R&D support from our enterprise agencies will increase almost 70% – from £22m to £37m per year. We expect this additional £45m over three years will unlock a further £270m R&D expenditure by companies.

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