Ideas

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.

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.

Why do we have an Industrial Strategy?

LEP chairs from across the UK outside 10 Downing Street.

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.

How innovation can transform our towns and cities

Traffic on a motorway in the dark

The Future of Mobility Grand Challenge is driving a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns and cities. Professor Warren Manning from the University of Derby looks at the momentum the strategy could provide for innovation in the way we do business.