Grand Challenges

The Industrial Strategy sets out 4 Grand Challenges to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future.

Why collaboration is key for the success of local economies

Nigel tipple from Oxford Local Enterprise Partnership

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.

What does a marshmallow look like in space? Science Minister Chris Skidmore finds out in British Science Week

Chris Skidmore with students at University of Leicester

Celebrating the achievements and investments of STEM, Science Minister Chris Skidmore writes about his championing of his brief during the 25th annual British Science Week.

Offshore wind is transforming the UK’s industrial future

Walney offshore wind farm

The UK has the biggest offshore wind farms in the world. Offshore wind is a British success story on a grand scale, thanks to UK-led innovation, and the combined efforts of industry and government, writes Benj Sykes, Co-Chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council and Ørsted UK Country Manager for Offshore.

Offshore wind: a global industry investing in the Isle of Wight

Blade for a wind turbine in factory.

The Solent holds a special place in the UK’s history as a global trading nation. This industrial cluster is now home to businesses which are putting the UK at the forefront of a global industry of the future, writes Julian Brown, Vice President and UK Country Manager, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

Human skills will always be needed in a technological age

University library

People are one of the foundations of the modern Industrial Strategy. Improving people’s skills, helping them access good jobs, supporting whole-life wellbeing and delivering more opportunities are at its heart, writes Dr Grace Lordan from London School of Economics.

Embracing machine learning to keep us all moving

City road with cars on in Birmingham

Transportation has undergone a technological revolution in the last decade with apps like Citymapper and Uber helping us move quickly and efficiently. But traffic management hasn't changed in 30 years, until now, writes Peter Mildon of Vivacity Labs.