Monday, 23 March 2020 is a date that will be etched into the records of British history. The day we locked down. Since then, COVID-19 has turned the world upside down - taking millions of lives and disrupting families, societies and economies.
As it is announced that the 47th G7 Summit is to be held in the beautiful Carbis Bay, Cornwall, this serves as a reminder, amongst uncertain fiscal times, that the United Kingdom is indeed a centre of global economic excellence.
Now, more than ever is a time to celebrate the innovation that originates from the UK.
Diverse thinking breeds diversity and innovation. Hannah Gibson from the Transforming Construction Challenge team explores what diversity means for the sector.
Director of UKRI’s ‘Prospering from the Energy Revolution’ challenge fund explores opportunities around smart local energy systems for net zero carbon. Read on...
How will companies survive in the economic aftermath of a global pandemic? Some reports predict the economy is on a slow rebuild post Covid-19, others of a delayed bounce-back as headlines warn us of the worst recession in our lifetime. …
There’s been a lot of news throughout the pandemic around the unexpected environmental upsides. Reduced air travel, minimal driving, and a downshift in manufacturing activity are all stimulating emissions reductions, improved air quality, reduced light pollution.
The World Health Organisation has found that to age healthily we need to have opportunities to live and do the things we value and cherish because this improves our wellbeing in older age.
Watching how a panel of smart experts viewed and analysed various proposals and team pitches was an eye opener. A written application can be crafted and refined over time, but a panel interview requires an immediate response that either provides the assurances needed or opens up areas of doubt.
From today, Innovate UK EDGE brings together Innovate UK’s growth and scaling support for innovative businesses. I’m proud to be leading the Business Growth team at Innovate UK, which has worked so hard and built on our strong advisory heritage …
2020 was an extraordinary year and the challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic caused UK industry to rethink how it will operate over the long-term.
As I reflect on my tenure at Innovate UK, I am exceptionally proud to have led the organisation through many complex challenges – from organisational transformations to UKRI integration to preparing for the myriad eventualities of Brexit. However, as any business leader will now attest, nothing could have prepared me for the challenges (and opportunities) of the COVID-19 pandemic.