Global business opportunities

Business opportunities in the Chinese agri-tech sector

Hydroponics infrastructure for precision farming, China

The Internet of Pigs is a good mix of high-tech platform and Chinese humour, but its creators at Beijing-based company Nongxin claim it is the solution to the country’s food security challenges. Home to one of the world’s largest populations, …

Positively impacting Chile's mining sector with space-based technology

What's next for Space

The Satellite Applications Catapult has recently completed a project investigating how satellite technology can create a positive socio-economic impact on mining operations in Chile. A significant element of the Catapult’s remit is identifying and nurturing international relationships where the collaborative …

12 days of innovation – reflecting on Innovate UK’s 2016

12 days of Christmas

There are so many things to highlight in this, my final blog post of 2016, reflecting on a year in the life of Innovate UK. Here are just a few of my ‘best bits’ of the past year.

Connected cities – seeking new opportunities for global partnership

Ruth-Mckernan-with-panel-and-jo-johnson-at-uk-india-tech-summit

I arrived in India after an exciting few days at the Innovate 2016 event in Manchester, co-hosted by Innovate UK and the Department for International Trade. Cities of the future were an important theme of the event, showcasing UK innovation. …