|% Decline / Increase
|in U.K. patents granted in U.S.A,
|63 - 68
||84 - 88
According to the official figures published by the Office of Science and Technology (Cabinet Office) the UK’s Revealed Technological Advantage Index (RTAI) has declined nearly 1% on average over the last 30 years - 29% between 1963 and 1988. Britain is now therefore over 30% technologically weaker than it was in 1963. This is our only technological view into the future, as patents listed now will create the new products and services of the early 21st century. It is therefore vital for the future of the United Kingdom to vigorously pursue a redress of this present situation and increase the nation’s RTAI.
Initially the institute will concentrate on issues concerning the development of the ‘ORE-STEM’ complex but in later editions this part of the Newsletter will extend this theme to research paper contributions from colleagues and centres of research excellence throughout the world.
ORE-STEM Site Location
The best location for the ‘ORE’ has been identified in North Lincolnshire (part of Newton’s County). This is due to many reasons but predominantly,
*Please note that these are not necessarily a priority listing.
- Vast open areas of flat land mass.
- Excellent transport system linking the UK
- Near to a major port for the export of goods and services.
- EU grant aided area
- Centralised position within the nation.
- Near to an expanding airport facility.
- New Employment for a greatly needed area of the UK.
- Manufacturing base of UK Industry
- The granting of the site for the ORE-STEM complex will require the permission of the Secretary of State.
- The height of the central ‘COBRA’ tower complex (4.5 million sq.ft) at 200metres is above the allowable height of both the civil and military aviation authorities at the site location.
- The local planning policy does not cover for such a vast development.
- The ORE-STEM complex will provide 5.5 million sq.ft. of research and laboratory facilities
- The ORE-STEM complex will provide 60 million sq.ft of manufacturing industry facilities
- The ORE-STEM complex will provide employment for 20,000 scientists, engineers and technologists.
- The ORE-STEM complex will provide employment for 100,000 plus research and manufacturing personnel.
- The ORE-STEM complex will provide substantial private funding for university research on all joint venture projects.
- The ORE-STEM complex will provide joint research funding with research based industry throughout the world.
- The ORE-STEM complex will provide secondary investment in the site of £1.5 billion/p.a. over 25 years.
- The ORE-STEM complex will create over 8,000 construction jobs for a 15 year period.
- The ORE-STEM complex will provide site salaries and wages of between £1 bn and £2 billion/p.a.
- The ORE-STEM complex will be the worlds’ largest building project creating immense prestige for the UK.
- North Lincolnshire Council are positive in their attitude towards the complex.
- It will establish Britain as the leading research country in the world and at the forefront of global innovation and discovery.
- Influential politicians and industrialists see the need for the ORE-STEM complex to be developed.