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Innovation for growth

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 18 November 2011

Is innovation the way to get juicy new growth into weak economies? Lesley Curwen talks to Robert Matthams who founded Shiply.com, a transport website which won awards for innovation.

The US government is hoping innovation can help create new jobs. The BBC's Charlotte Ashton reports from Silicon Valley

British inventor Kane Kramer argues that inventors and innovators are finding it harder than ever to develop their new ideas because of the difficulties surrounding patent law.

Plus the BBC's Katy Watson reports from Dubai on why the Gulf states do badly in measures of innovation.


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