Business environment

Kilo redefinition presents strategic innovation opportunity

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On 20 May, the International System of Units (SI) underwent its biggest overhaul since its establishment in 1875. Four of the seven base units - the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole - will now be defined against …

Coventry leads collaborative research and innovation for the Future of Mobility

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Coventry is in the driving seat on understanding and determining the future of mobility in the UK and overseas, as David Wright explains in our latest Industrial Strategy blog.

Passing the Tipp-Ex test when developing Greater Lincolnshire's Local Industrial Strategy

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What makes Greater Lincolnshire unique? In this latest blog, Lizz Shutt, explains how the area's Local Industrial Strategy will embrace new opportunities for the area.

Why collaboration is key for the success of local economies

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Collaboration and partnerships across sectors and beyond are key to getting Oxfordshire's economy on the world-stage, argues Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive of Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Why do we have an Industrial Strategy?

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Prime Minister Theresa May last week met with Local Enterprise Partnership leaders to discuss our modern Industrial Strategy. In this post, Dave Axam of Enterprise M3 explains why it's so important for us to invest in our people and businesses as we leave the EU.

Cutting congestion by bringing fuel to you

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As vehicles begin to use alternative energy sources, petrol stations are becoming less and less popular. In cities where property values are high, landlords are closing petrol stations to make way for residential homes. Here, Reda Bennis from Zebra Fuel explains how his business is cutting congestion.

How educational equity across academic and vocational training can fuel innovation and productivity

Brexit, artificial intelligence, global trade wars – the challenges facing UK workers seeking to get a foot on the career ladder have never been greater. Dave Axam, Chair of Enterprise at the M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, explains why we should be positive as we enter 2019.

How the Aerospace Sector Deal will help develop flight technology of the future

The new Aerospace Sector Deal sets out a programme of joint government and industry investment in the innovation needed to develop the next generation of aerospace technology here in the UK, writes Paul Everitt from ADS, the sector's industry representative.

Inside the UK - India Artificial Intelligence Trade Mission

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Artificial intelligence is high on the technology agenda for governments around the world, with the UK and India being leading examples. Here, Will Crosthwait unveils discussions held between the two countries during a recent trade mission to India.

Why thinking local really matters in delivering a national Industrial Strategy

The government threw down a gauntlet to Local Enterprise Partnerships to deliver regional business growth and innovation when it published its Industrial Strategy White Paper last November. Here, Christine Gaskell explains the importance of Local Industrial Strategies.