A new Web site that provides links to major R and D sites in the UK has been launched today.
The site, called strangely enough www.ukresearchanddevelopment.com, breaks UK R and D expertise down into in six sectors: automotive, biotechnology, chemicals, health equipment, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and pharmaceuticals.
The site is fully searchable. It gives an overview of R&D in the UK and can signpost you to other useful organisations. The site has lots of links to university departments, science parks, national laboratories and R&D organisations. It can be searched by both by sector and region.
The links between universities and industry are demonstrated by R&D case studies, two from each region.
The site also includes maps of each region showing universities, science parks and national laboratories and R&D organisations, together with key towns and motorways.
It is not an exhaustive guide to all research and development carried out by UK universities. So not all Universities are to be found on the website, only those, which fall into the current sectors. But it’s not a bad effort, for all that.
The objective of the Web site is to provide potential inward investors to the UK with a single gateway for information on academic research centres and their links to industry. But even if you are just interested in nosing about, it’s OK too.