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Oxfordshire has been selected as one of the next regions to conduct a science and innovation audit (SIA) that will help the county understand and build on its strengths in these key areas.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in today's autumn statement that Oxfordshire will be one of eight regions to carry out an SIA.

Designed to map out local research, innovation and infrastructure strengths across the UK, the SIAs are helping to identify and build on the potential of every region across the country by making sure investment is properly targeted and uncovering opportunities for businesses to tap into. Five areas were selected earlier this year in the first wave of the scheme.

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