Three years ago, following the success of its Geovation Challenges, Ordnance Survey (OS) opened the Geovation Hub in London and launched the Geovation Accelerator Programme to help new GeoTech businesses launch and grow. Now, the wide range of businesses operating out of the hub include large corporations, SMEs and individuals just starting out.
The Industrial Strategy sets out 4 Grand Challenges to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future.
It’s no secret that the global population is ageing, and whilst this presents social and economic challenges, it also presents a huge opportunity to develop cutting edge innovation. And with climate change on everyone’s agenda, we take a look at the cross section between design for demographic change and design for environmental sustainability.
A long-term view is essential: clean growth must be sustainable. Not only does offshore wind have the potential to become the backbone of the UK’s clean electricity system, it’s delivering thousands of jobs and economic growth to coastal areas and bringing billions of pounds of investment to the UK.
Reliance on fossil fuels is one of the major obstacles we need to overcome to minimise the significant economic, social and environmental threats posed by global climate change, writes Dr David Kingham, Executive Vice Chairman at Tokamak Energy.
Over the years, Coca Cola European Partnerships has done much to improve the sustainability of our business; driving down the carbon impact of our business operations by 54% since 2010.
The circular economy marks a shift from today’s linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model, towards one where materials and products circulate in the economy for as long as possible and at their highest value, writes Richard Shaw, Business Board Chair for the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership.
Hyperloop is a high-speed ground-based transportation system that carries passengers or freight in autonomous, bus-sized vehicles known as pods. Once the technology is proven at large scale and certified for commercial use then it will do more than just cut journey times.
If you ask the public what they associate AI in 2018 they are now just as likely to say their virtual assistants as they are robots.
As Business Secretary Greg Clark says in KPMG’s new report, ‘How the UK can win the AI race’ – an explosion of AI is about to define this century - and if we act now, the UK can lead from the front. We applaud the government’s move to identify AI as one of the UK’s four Grand Challenges.
Working alongside the panel of independent experts on the Longevity Science Panel, Legal & General has been doing a great deal of deep thinking on ageing; from pensions to housing and long-term care to mid-life MOTs.
Earlier this year, YU’s Board of Vice-Chancellors agreed that YU should seek to widen and deepen the collective role of universities in place-based development and the Industrial Strategy.
Recently, YU held a roundtable in Leeds with Universities UK (UUK), which brought together universities, local enterprise partnerships (LEPs), combined authorities, government and national research funding agencies.