The last two weeks have shown that UK industry is up for a challenge. Two weeks, 9 workshops, 8 cities, 618 very high quality attendees from the UK's innovation ecosystem. They all contributed to a great communal effort, expertly organised …
Mike is the Programme Director for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), which is investing over £2.6 billion to deliver the research and innovation that business needs to transform existing industries, create new ones and deliver economic impact, jobs and growth. He also worked as Deputy Director for Fund Portfolio, with responsibility for the development of a balanced portfolio of hundreds of millions of grant funding activity.
One of Mike’s first roles with Innovate UK was as co-author on the UK strategy for electronics, photonics and electrical systems. He was the lead for the Assisted Living Innovation Platform, which promoted independence and quality of life among the ageing population.
Prior to Innovate UK, Mike worked in the photonics industry for 10 years after graduating with a masters in physics from Imperial College, London. He is a Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
We were really pleased to publish our delivery plan for 2016/17 last week and I thought it might be helpful to highlight some of the changes we’re making to respond to the consistent feedback we’ve been receiving over the past few …
Innovation – more than a word Used to describe everything from new technology to the transformation of company cultures to sometimes just the downright cool, innovation has become such an over-used word that it sometimes feels like this term has …
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