Ageing Society

Industrial Strategy Grand Challenge

Discover how we’re developing ground-breaking responses to an Ageing Society

The Government has set out an ambitious mission for the Ageing Society Grand Challenge: for people to enjoy five more years of healthy, independent living by 2035 while narrowing the gap between the experience of the richest and the poorest. The challenge needs to have the ambition to make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people within the next decade.

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - wave 3 shortlist

It’s been a busy few months since my last blog on the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), and a lot has happened in that time. The second wave challenges are up and running, and you’ll hopefully have read the blogs …

Dramatic increase in the UK vaccine capability

I’m really excited to report that the largest single project in Wave 1 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Medicines Manufacturing portfolio – the Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) - is now under way.

Smart time to learn more about artificial intelligence

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As Innovation Lead for Precision Medicine at Innovate UK I am sometimes asked about the best STEM subjects to study, usually by parents wanting to help their children select the best university courses. Something they’re really interested in, I have …

Helping Agri-Tech innovators stay ahead of the game

There are so many challenges facing agriculture these days that it’s hard to know where to start – new diseases, labour issues, hyper competitive supply chains, Brexit…?

Unlocking the power of medical images with AI for patient benefit and economic growth

As the deadline for our centres of excellence in medical imaging competition looms, I am thinking of all those across the UK working feverishly on their applications. It is a challenging brief, and it’s great to see that companies, clinicians, …

Growing UK businesses through third sector partnerships

This year Innovate UK has teamed up with Coeliac UK to co-fund a competition addressing challenges facing patients with coeliac disease. We are delighted to be collaborating with a charity like Coeliac UK to fund innovative ideas that will not …