About This Report:
This report presents the findings of a study on the research and development services sector in Leicester Shire. The Research & Development services sector is comprised of a number of firms and organisations involved in the provision of contract R&D services to both manufacturing and service sector clients.
This report reviews the literature on the nature and significance of the R&D services sector, provides data on R&D in general and the R&D services sector in particular in the regional and sub-regional economies, and then presents the findings of a survey of R&D service sector firms in the sub-region. The report concludes with a number of key findings and some policy considerations.