Innovation and partnerships publications

The following innovation and partnerships publications are available to download as PDF documents.


A natural business partner

Natural business partner booklet coverBusinesses depend on the environment for essential raw materials, secure supply chains, safe operations and waste disposal. NERC can broker access to the best scientists, data and skills - to translate existing knowledge and to co-design new research and innovation.

Find out how a partnership with NERC can increase the impact of research on your business.

A natural business partner (PDF, 588KB)


Science into policy

Science into policy booklet coverThis booklet is to help NERC staff and NERC-funded scientists to:

  1. recognise the relevance of science to policymakers
  2. identify available opportunities, routes and best practice to influence policy-making
  3. communicate science in an appropriate and accessible way, to the right policymakers, showing how it fits their policy needs.

The booklet explains key aspects of the UK policy-making process and gives links to some important information sources.

Case studies from the impact of environmental research are used throughout the booklet to illustrate good practice in science-to-policy. The booklet also indicates where to find help within NERC and gives information on training.

Science into policy (PDF, 1.4MB)

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