CBI presses for procurement overhaul to boost innovation

Flaherty, Nick
October 2006
Electronics Weekly;10/18/2006, Issue 2261, p17
Trade Publication
The article reports that a survey of business leaders by the CBI and research group Qinetiq PLC showed that the vast majority of companies in Great Britain believe that current government procurement practices hinder innovation. According to Tim Bradshaw, director of innovation at the CBI, one needs to develop clever solution for Great Britain that can work with Government departments and identify what they need.


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