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The new holy grail of energy

Data is the single biggest enabler of a decarbonised, decentralised and digitised energy future. It’s the tool that will bridge the gap between where we are now vs. where we need to be to achieve net zero. It is how we can redesign the entire energy market from where it is now, to where it should be.

Healthy Ageing - Trailblazers

The Healthy Ageing Challenge is now open for business and our Trailblazers competitions are now underway to deliver on the plan announced last month. This is a huge milestone – which we have only achieved thanks to the tremendous support received through our research and market engagement.

Should we be eating insects?

There’s a bit of a buzz around entomophagy (eating insects) at the moment.

In the last couple of weeks, you may have seen Bug Farm Foods open a UK first insect protein R&D lab in West Wales and launch VEXo, a meat alternative product made from insect and vegetable protein (featured on Good Morning Britain).

A ddylem ni fod yn bwyta bygiau?

Mae ychydig o gyffro ynghylch bwyta pryfed ar hyn o bryd.

Yn ystod yr ychydig wythnosau diwethaf, efallai eich bod wedi gweld Bug Farm Foods yn agor y labordy ymchwil a datblygu protein pryfed cyntaf yn y Deyrnas Unedig yng ngorllewin Cymru, a lansiad VEXo, cynnyrch efelychu cig wedi'i wneud o brotein planhigion a phryfed (ymddangosodd ar Good Morning Britain).

Making the most of our longer lives

We’re living longer than ever before. A lot longer.

A baby boy born in 1916 in England could have expected to live to about 58; a baby boy born in 2016 can expect to see his 90th birthday. The massive increases in life expectancy we’ve seen in recent years have major implications for all areas of public life – and provide a huge opportunity for businesses and social enterprises.

Electech: Enabling the digital future

For the first time we have a sector-wide view of those enabling technologies in the UK collectively called Electech. Our report maps the breadth of the sector’s capabilities and cross-cutting application potential.

It puts forward a vision for the Electech sector and highlights key pathways to realise it.