It's taken me a while, but I wanted to give my thoughts on the NDRC's response to my previous post regarding the level of Return on Investment the state seemed to be getting on its investments with public money made though the agency. I'll quote most of the NDRC's response and then reply to each bit. Like one of those ancient Greek discussions but without all the wine.
I recently found myself rummaging in the online records of the National Digital Research centre. This body is a workplace neighbour of mine, and describes itself like so; NDRC is an independent enterprise dedicated to accelerating research from idea to income. Which description left me nearly none the wiser.