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Policeman number 10, photo by pcruciatti via Shutterstock to chuck an extra £2.3bn at R&D ahead of Budget

The government has announced an extra £2.3bn in research and development investment by 2021/22, ahead of the Budget this week. That will bring the annual total to £12.5bn. The government says that figure is set to increase to 2.4 per cent of GDP on projects by 2027 – with most of that figure provided by private sector …
Richard Priday, 20 Nov 2017

Euro researchers more loyal and cheaper than Silicon Valley folk

Comment Classic and enterprise HPC storage supplier DDN Storage has opened up a Research and Development centre in Paris to help grow its European business. Its experience exposes the strengths and weaknesses of the European IT skills and startup scene, it says. The centre has 25 staff and should double that by the end if 2017. DDN …
Chris Mellor, 4 Jul 2016
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UK lawmakers warn Blighty to invest more in science, or else

The UK government is endangering "competitiveness, productivity and jobs", due to its systematic underinvestment in science and R&D, Whitehall's Science & Technology Committee has warned. A damning report on the UK's Science Budget said the UK has fallen below the OECD average for R&D investment in science and is "well below" …
Kat Hall, 9 Nov 2015
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Adobe axes R&D lab in China, insiders blame mandarins and pirates

Adobe is closing the doors of its research and development facility in China – and some within the biz are reportedly blaming the recalcitrant attitude of the Chinese government for the move. "The overall climate in China against Western enterprises has been quite negative and that's one of the major reasons," the anonymous …
Iain Thomson, 25 Sep 2014

Forget terabit Ethernet, the next step is 400 gig – if we can afford the R&D

SC13 – Updated The current top-end Ethernet standard may be 100 gigabits per second, but don't expect the next step up to be one terabit per second. The days of Ethernet speeds improving by an order of magnitude are gone. Why? Because nobody wants to pay for the necessary research and development – nobody in the US or the EU, that is. "My …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Nov 2013
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Samsung plans new R&D centre in Finland

Samsung has confirmed that it’s opening an R&D facility in Nokia’s home country of Finland. A brief statement from the Korean electronics giant sent to The Reg offered the following information: On June 13, 2013, we plan to open a new R&D centre in Finland, which will be a branch of the Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK ( …
Phil Muncaster, 30 May 2013
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Apple puts less of its takings into R&D, hires more sales cultists

Apple funnelled an extra billion dollars into research and development in 2012, but as a percentage of its takings in the last year, the spend on R&D actually went down. The iPhone maker spent $3.4bn on boffinry in the past twelve months, which is 2.18 per cent of its $156bn revenue for the year ended 29 September. In 2011, $2 …
Anna Leach, 1 Nov 2012

Nokia set to axe China R&D jobs

Nokia’s woes in the world’s biggest mobile market are set to continue after reports emerged that the ailing Finnish firm has been forced to purge some of its Chinese R&D team as part of the 10,000 lay-offs announced last month. The mobile phone giant has been having a tough time of it recently. It’s struggling to make an …
Phil Muncaster, 27 Jul 2012
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Intel invests millions in social computing research center

At Intel Labs' annual outing, Chipzilla has announced it is investing millions in a new social research center and explained how it plans to avoid the mistakes of researchers in the past. The new Intel Science Technology Center is a $15m program funding five years of research into social and anthropological research into how …
Iain Thomson, 27 Jun 2012
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Predatory IP threatening the progress of open innovation

The predatory use of intellectual property by companies and individuals is causing a serious impediment to the process of open innovation that is driving the latest changes in technology. Henry Chesbrough, executive director of open innovation at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, said that the patents were originally …
Iain Thomson, 27 Apr 2012

Apple mulls new chip boffinry HQ in Israel

Apple is planning to set up a research and development centre in Israel, the first ever outside of its Cupertino HQ. Loose-lipped sources told Israeli business daily Globes that the fruity firm had lined up Aharon Aharon, a 30-year veteran of the technology sector who has worked for companies like IBM and Siemens, to head up …
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Inside the BBC's R&D Labs

Whatever your views on its programming, it is hard to deny that the BBC’s research labs have produced some pretty clever things over the years. Teletext, RDS and Nicam stereo are just some of the more well known ones, but the R&D Lab is also responsible for much of the work on the DVB-T2 standard that makes Freeview HD possible …
Nigel Whitfield, 23 Nov 2011
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SMEs get hit harder in a market crisis, say biz profs

SMEs, especially riskier R&D-led ones, get even harder than one would expect by market crises, according to a new analysis by biz professors. "We found that during big market crashes, investors adjust their holdings towards bigger corporate stocks that they perceive as being safer, even after controlling for economic exposures …
Lewis Page, 22 Jun 2011
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Aus gaming and ICT get R&D tax boost

Australia may increase its international competitiveness as a gaming and ICT development hub following a new R&D tax incentive passed by the Federal government. From July 1 an AUD$1.8 billion R&D Tax Credit comes into effect for innovative industries including manufacturers, ICT and biotech. It will deliver a 45 percent …
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Apple '6x more efficient' than Nokia at smartphone R&D

Even Nokia's new CEO recognises that the company's Soviet-style bureaucracy – it employs over 120,000 staff – prevents it from competing quickly and effectively. (See When Dilbert Came To Nokia). But quantifying the cost of this bloat is difficult. Now analyst company Bernstein Research has attempted to break down the R&D …
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Boffins: Stop trying to monetise us, you don't know how

British boffins have cast doubt on government plans to reorient the nation's scientific and technical research so as to benefit the economy. They say that the connection between research and economic impact is poorly understood, and suggest that the government resists the temptation to meddle until it knows what it's doing. …
Lewis Page, 11 Sep 2009
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Obama pledges 3% of GDP for science

President Barack Obama has set the goal of devoting more than 3 per cent of the US gross domestic product (GDP) to science research and development. That amount would be the largest-ever US investment in science research and innovation, Obama said during a speech on Monday to the US National Academy of Sciences in Washington …
Austin Modine, 27 Apr 2009
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Inventors given £1.5m by High Court

Two researchers have been awarded £1.5m under a little-used section of patent law which allows employees extra compensation for inventions which are of "outstanding benefit" to employers. Companies which hire employees to invent things for them generally retain the patents and other intellectual property for those inventions. …
OUT-LAW.COM, 17 Feb 2009

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