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Industrial Revolution - perhaps we got it wrong!

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As I reflect on a very enjoyable and productive 12 years with Innovate UK, which came after a 38-year engineering career making aircraft and cars better, safer and more economical, I have to ask myself this awkward question, “How can it be that I’ve only just woken up in the last few years to the harsh realities of climate change?”

Social infrastructure: Transforming Construction Challenge

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Imagine a future where our children are learning in schools that are optimised to maximise their health and ability to concentrate. Where patients in our hospitals get to recover faster because their surroundings boost their mental health. Where hospital layouts are optimised to make routine work efficient so doctors and nurses have more time with patients. Where those buildings are net-zero carbon, have been built faster and are easier to upgrade.

Inclusivity in innovation: looking towards the next normal

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Recent events have shaken the world and brought significant changes to our society and economy. In particular, the disproportionate impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have brought into sharp focus inequalities that cannot be ignored. …