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UK R&D: to knowing how

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The UK has been promoted as somewhere with a lot of know-how and intellectual property resources, even if we aren’t always the best at commercialising it – but is that really the case? Ruari McCallion explores the R&D landscape, including government efforts to stimulate more research-intensive activity.

Servitization: transforming fortunes

Columbus has been servicing the manufacturing industry for the last 25 years, providing effective ERP solutions for businesses throughout the sector.
Manufacturing firms in developed economies are finding it increasingly difficult to compete on the basis of cost, customers are becoming harder to win and retain, and added value has become an expectation rather than a perk, Columbus weighs in.