Excerpts from the report:
"The distribution of research grants shows a very steep curve, where the top 4 research institutions (University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University College London and Imperial College) have received 61% of the research grants and 69% of the total regional funding for the period 2000-2007. Beyond that lead, there is another set of large grant holders, where the top 17 research institutions control 86% of the grants and 97% of the total amount of funding for the same period, which is 8862 grants for £ 4,3 bln GBP."
"The leading research institutions in the region are highly concentrated in London (8 in LDA, 5 in SEEDA and 3 in EEDA – excluding MRC as a recipient of research funds). We observe that 47% of the grants are awarded to LDA institutions, 29% - to EEDA institutions, and 29% to SEEDA institutions. This high concentration of research funding in London could explain also the high concentration of commercial R&D activities in London."
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