The main thing I remember about January 2020 was the rain and the number of times I was stranded at railway stations as the tracks were washed away. A few weeks later, like all of us, I would have been grateful if it was just the weather that was bothering me. The rest of 2020 feels like a blur, but a blur of activity and delivery and pressure to move faster.
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
Born the son of a coal miner in South Yorkshire in the '60s, I grew up in a region then dominated by deep mining and heavy industry.
I sometimes comment that I was the “son of a Panda” but of course that was the coal dust around my father’s eyes.
Boris Johnson has vowed to make Britain a world leader in low-cost clean energy with the launch of the Government’s ten point climate action plan for a green industrial revolution this week, taking us a step closer to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
The Transforming Food Production (TFP) Challenge was launched as part of the second wave of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). It is the only challenge that is focused on food and agriculture and £90 million over 4 years it is a ‘medium’ sized challenge.
It’s National Longevity Week this week (9-13 November) and it’s made me focus on a perennial problem; why are so few truly innovative products, services and business models designed to meet the needs of older people?
One vision of our industrial future will see fleets of autonomous vehicles transporting passengers and goods. Each vehicle will need to ‘see’ the world around it with perfect clarity and be connected to our next-generation communications networks with secure, real-time information transfer for location and navigation.
What is net zero? Well if you’re uncertain, you’re not alone.
In latest polling, a majority of UK people now say they have heard of it, but only 4% said they knew a lot about it...
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.
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.
Improving as we go Having trained as a physiotherapist, I have worked in the NHS over the last 10 years and I have seen first-hand the effects social inequalities can have on people’s health and wellbeing. My interracial marriage is …