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Emma Tredgett

Project title

Are Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) publicly funded research contracts helping to bridge pre-commercial gaps in the funding cycle of UK SMEs involved in research intensive sectors?

Research interests

  • Innovation Management, Public Procurement of innovations, Small Business Research Initiative, Small Business Innovation Research Program,
  • SMEs, innovation policy.



  • SPRU, University of Sussex –   Science and Technology Policy MSc
  • Molecular Genetics BSc

Previous positions

  • Government Office for Science - Research Officer Intern
  • Eurofins Scientific – Sample Reception Technician
  • University of Sussex – Laboratory Assistant


  • Presented a paper at:DRUID Academy Winter Conference 2014 – Presented an updated version of the paper below. Available h
  • Contributed to: Foresight (2013). The Future of Manufacturing: A new era of opportunity and challenge for the UK. Summary Report. The Government Office for Science, London. Available from here
  • Published: Tredgett, E. and Coad, A. ‘The Shaky Start of the UK Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) in Comparison to the US Small Business Innovation Research Programme (SBIR)’ (January 22, 2013). Available at SSRN


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