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Silicon Valley, UK: national game plan or pipe dream?

Silicon Valley, UK: national game plan or pipe dream?

By Bivek Sharma Friday, 27 May 2016

Britain has many of the ingredients to lead innovation, but it needs more if it's to catch up with the best, says KPMG's Bivek Sharma.

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