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How COVID-19 is affecting industry innovation in the UK

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It’s astonishing the difference nine months can make in business. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may well leave its mark on UK industry and innovation in a way no other crisis has before and will continue to do so for many years to come.

From dealing with lockdown conditions in March, to establishing safer ways of working now, different UK industries are adapting and innovating to build a completely new working world.

How Driving the Electric Revolution is tackling the ED&I mission

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The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge’s (DER) vision fully embraces the UKRI Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) mission to become a leader in ensuring ED&I becomes business as usual through succinct direction, embedded culture where everyone is valued and is given the opportunity to contribute.

It is lived, breathed, and felt through everything we do as a challenge.

Robotics: creating a safer world

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Three years ago we launched the £93 million Robots for a Safer World challenge, part of the first wave of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). The challenge was to develop safer and more productive technologies for working in extreme environments, in industries such as Nuclear Decommissioning, Offshore Wind Energy and Space.

Find out about the highlights and about some of the business-led fast-start grants to robotics projects responding directly to the Covid-19 crisis.

Innovations in Energy Efficient Process Development for the Foundation Industries

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Continuous casting machine at the metallurgical plan

Sarah Connolly, Innovation Technologist at Innovate UK is responsible for driving innovation in the Foundation Industries. In this post, she explores how innovations in process developments can reduce environmental impact and improve competitiveness. Energy Efficient Process Developments The foundation industries …

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Investing for Impact

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Four years ago, we launched the Government and UKRI’s flagship, business-led Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. It is a new approach to funding challenges ranging from net zero, health and wellbeing through to advancing technologies, aiming to create a better world for us all.