In UK businesses, innovation has fallen alarmingly in recent years.  So the publishing of the UK government’s new Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap seems to us to be falling into the old British trap of taking overstated pride in research, invention and design while neglecting the process of development, manufacture and – ultimately – profit-taking.

In other words, once again we see Britain about to fall in the trap of glorifying the ‘R’ in R&D while neglecting the ‘D’.

Read our full opinion piece here.