Industrial strategy challenge fund

Addressing cybersecurity challenges

We live in an increasingly digitally-enhanced, connected world. From voice-controlled smart door locks for the home, to fully automated manufacturing and logistics systems, we rely on technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to cater …

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…?