Research and analysis: UK innovation survey 2015 analysed by local enterprise partnerships

This spreadsheet provides some estimates of innovation activities (product and service, new to market, process, strategic & marketing) and research and development undertaken and the extent of collaboration, broken down by local enterprise partnerships. These estimates are experimental and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed as the sample was not selected to be representative at this geographical level of detail. More detailed analyses of UKIS 2015 are available at UK innovation survey 2015: statistical annex and interactive report.

Research and analysis: Public dialogue on geological disposal and working with communities

The department commissioned a public dialogue to inform the open policy making process in the area of community involvement in the siting of a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).

The project was jointly funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Sciencewise as a mechanism for exploring the views of small groups of members of the public on key policy issues relating to the geological disposal of radioactive waste.

The public dialogue project was run by 3KQ and the evaluation report was prepared by URSUS Consulting Ltd.

Research and analysis: Business incubators and accelerators: the national picture

Updated: Updated directory of incubators and accelerators in the UK.

Business incubators and accelerators help new and startup companies through the early stages of growth. This report looks at the landscape of incubators and accelerators in the UK, focusing on:

  • the numbers, types, and locations
  • how they are funded
  • the number of businesses they support

The directory provides a database of incubators and accelerators in the UK as identified by Nesta. It can be filtered and searched by type, city, country, geographical coverage, sector focus, stage of startup accepted, cost to participant, direct funding, and equity taken.

Research and analysis: Detailed analysis of data from heat pumps installed via the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme (RHPP)

The RHPP policy provided subsidies for private householders, Registered Social Landlords and communities to install renewable heat measures in residential properties. Eligible measures included air and ground-source heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal panels.

Around 14,000 heat pumps were installed via this scheme. DECC funded a detailed monitoring campaign, which covered 700 heat pumps (around 5% of the total). The aim of this monitoring campaign was to provide data to enable an assessment of the efficiencies of the heat pumps and to gain greater insight into their performance. The RHPP scheme was administered by the Energy Savings Trust (EST) who engaged the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE) to run the meter installation and data collection phases of the monitoring program. They collected data from 31 October 2013 to 31 March 2015.

RHPP heat pumps were installed between 2009 and 2014. Since the start of the RHPP Scheme, the installation requirements set by MCS standards and processes have been updated. DECC contracted the RAPID-HPC to analyse this data. The data provided to RAPID-HPC included physical monitoring data, and metadata describing the features of the heat pump installations and the dwellings in which they were installed.

The filtered data can be found on the UK data archive.

Research and analysis: Bioscience and health technology database: annual report 2016

This annual report analyses the updated 2016 dataset from the bioscience and health technology database. The data relates to companies that are active in the UK in the health life sciences sectors:

  • medical technology
  • bio-pharmaceuticals
  • services and supply chain

This report shows that the UK life science industry:

  • employs almost 235,000 people across the UK
  • generates a combined estimated turnover of £64 billion
  • comprises 5,142 companies

Research and analysis: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: payments report, 2015

This second Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) report covers payments and data for the 2015 calendar year. The report is in 2 parts and includes:

  • contextual information about the extractives sector in the UK providing information covering employment in the sector and the fiscal regime
  • a reconciliation of payments made by oil, gas, mining and quarrying companies for UK extraction of raw materials and government receipts

The report shows a breakdown of this sum between the:

  • oil and gas and mining and quarrying sectors
  • different payment types
  • government agencies that received those payments

The report will be published annually. To provide feedback on the report email michael.nash@beis.gov.uk.