The objective of the international country reports is to explore the technology and policy landscape of selected non-EU countries. Country performance in advanced technologies is presented based on patent, trade and investment data. The reports provide also a concise and informative review of policies relevant for advanced technology development and deployment.
The first section of this report outlines the capacities of the UK in terms of technology generation (patent applications), followed by an analysis of international competitiveness in technology-based products (export shares) and finally entrepreneurial dynamism (venture capital activities and investments in tech firms).
The second section analyses the main UK policy strategy in support of advanced technologies and provides an overview of some of the key policy initiatives and policy measures in the field.