Tuesday 01st September 2015

Manufacturers finding innovation ‘challenging

Manufacturers are finding innovation challenging and a lack of resources is reducing the chances of success according to an EEF/Vodafone UK survey . At the same time, manufacturers report for the second year running increased concerns about falling behind competitors. The number concerned that their level of expenditure on innovation is not enough to keep pace with competitors is up from 19% in 2013 to 28% this year.  In the East of England, the survey showed that 96 per cent the region’s manufacturers engaged in innovation – their biggest focus is on improving products 82 per cent...

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