The UK Government has asked the National Microelectronics Institute to provide a strategic report on the UK Electronic Systems community and the key barriers to future growth.
Due for publication in Q2 2012, the report will illustrate the opportunities for UK Electronic Systems innovation and identify ways in which policy can be adapted to promote and support future growth, developing critical insight to strengthen UK operations and businesses.
Industry veteran Jamie Urquhart has agreed to chair the investigation and oversee the report’s creation. He will head a representative group of leading executives in conducting and analysing independent research, generating data and identifying opportunities from work-streams, which will be identified by the executive group.
Mark Prisk MP, minister for business and enterprise said in a statement: “I have been impressed with NMI’s message that Electronic Systems are prevalent in new markets and virtually every business sector. These include national priorities such as transport, energy and healthcare. They are an enabler for social, economic and environmental change and the UK’s strength in this sector gives the potential to make an even bigger impact on global markets. I have therefore asked NMI to lead the report, working closely with other trade associations and relevant organisations in order to help government understand how we can break the barriers to growth and improve the competitiveness of this diverse community in the UK.”