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.
It’s just thirteen more cooking, decorating, planning and shopping days to Christmas, for those of you who celebrate it. And while Christmas might look a bit different this year – we’re looking for board games to play over Zoom, for example – life still goes on.
Today is the first day of BEYOND, a conference running from 30 November to December, where thinkers, makers, investors and researchers across the creative industries come together to explore the relationship between creative research and business innovation.
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.
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.