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022 UKSPA Directory 2017 Science Britain is Big Business T he UK s cience ec o sys t em is a ch a nging space wit h huge p ot en ti a l RESEARCHERS 106,000 scientists & engineers (51%) Business £19.9 billion (65%) Private non-profit organisations Government & research councils jobs £0.6 billion (2%) £2.2 billion (7%) OTHER Technicians 64,000 technicians (31%) 36,000 administrative staff (17%) EX PEN DIT U R E Higher Education £7.9 billion (26%) Fundamental research Universities UK ranked third in 2016 Global Innovation Index 2.28 milllion students in Higher Education institutions EDUC ATION INNOVATION IP Apprenticeships 899,400 Apprentices 23,040 UK patent applications Private RTOs* 11,800 Traineeship starts Publications 15.9% most highly cited research papers globally *Registered Tr a i n i n g O r g a n i s a t i o n s