The European Commission has published its Work Programmes for 2021/22 for the central, and largest pillar, of its Horizon Europe Programme focused on “Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness” - Find out more about the Horizon Europe programme and the funding and support available.
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?”
Technology and humans in opposition from historical works like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to more recent examples in Ex Machina and The Matrix, our cultural lives have many references to AI-themed apocalyptic cautionary tales.
As the Innovation Readiness in Foundation Industries report is launched, Bruce Adderley comments on what we need to do to encourage businesses and the sector to embrace innovation in the UK.
As the plans for the National Infrastructure Bank are announced, Mareike Schmidt asks what do we need to do to encourage the growth of smarter, cleaner local energy systems across the UK?
To mark International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021, we’re celebrating women across the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
There is a real need to protect the environment and improve the way we, as individuals and communities, respond to the ever-growing strain the environment is under. Through community initiatives, there are options for those who have previously not had the opportunity to get involved to be part of something life-changing.
Find out how Jay got the nickname 'Nips McGee' and her work with some of the exciting projects funded by the Sustainable Innovation Fund.
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.
Innovation isn’t always easy. Turning your idea for a new product, process or service into something people need, want and will pay for can take time, effort, resources, and your resourcefulness.
Join us at our free online Innovate East event on 2 and 3 March and start your innovation journey.
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. …