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IN BUSINESS
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In Business
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21 June 2007
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Peter Day
Research Party

Peter Day looks at US industry's 'secret sauce'.
The American economy may have a "secret sauce": billions of federal dollars spent on research projects doled out to corporate USA. Finland does something similar to boost Finnish innovation.

Are these are examples Britain ought to follow?

Peter Day reports.
Contributors:

Tony Tether
Director of the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency

Barry Alexia
Director of Business Development in the Advanced Concepts & Technology (ACT) Organization, Raytheon

Charles Wessner
National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC

Jo Anne Goodnight 
NIH Program Manager for Small Business Innovation Research

Enal Razvi
System Biosciences

Richard Aboulafia
The Teal Group consultancy

Martti af Heurlin
Deputy Director General, Tekes

Xia-Chang Zhang
Founder, Enfucell

Jaakko Happonen
Chief executive, Enfucell

Richard Lambert
Director general of the Confederation of British Industry

Work in Progress

Peter Day writes a regular column for BBC Online. Read Peter Day's latest Work in Progress:  Tim Smit's monkey business
About the programme
 
We try to make ear-grabbing programmes about the whole world of work, public and private, from vast corporations to modest volunteers.

In Business is all about change. New ways of work and new technologies are challenging most of the assumptions by which organisations have been run for the last 100 years. We try to report on ideas coming over the horizon, just before they start being talked about. We hope it is an exhilarating ride.
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