Providing evidence to inform better policy
Prof Jeremy Phillipson, director of NICRE, said: “We are delighted with the response to our first open call and the breadth of research ideas put forward.
“Filling gaps in our current knowledge of rural enterprise and innovation is one of our key aims and we look forward to many insightful findings which will help us provide evidence to inform better policy and support for rural economies.
“We’re really keen to broaden our portfolio of research and grow the NICRE research network beyond our three founding universities and it was excellent to see the high levels of interest from other higher education institutions.”
The new research projects bring a further seven higher education institutions into NICRE’s research network, including Universities of East Anglia, Lincoln, Middlesex, Northumbria, Southampton, Sussex, and the Royal College of Art and, in addition, the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre.
The funding is from round one of NICRE’s Research and Innovation Fund with round two expected to be open for applications early next year.
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