Infrastructure

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.

Why is Oxfordshire at the heart of global autonomous vehicle development?

The Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark visited the Culham Science Centre-based Oxbotica to announce the UK government has committed £25m towards three autonomous vehicle projects. Why was this announcement made in Oxfordshire? Simply put, we are at the heart of connected and autonomous vehicle developments globally.

How McLaren is building on Sheffield's strengths to bring in new investment and boost productivity

Ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment and places are the five foundations of the UK Industrial Strategy which was published one year ago this week. The newly opened, £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre encompasses all of them.

Brighton's 5G testbed is 'the start of something special' for UK

The new 5G testbed in Brighton is the start of something special, innovative and very exciting. It’s maybe not quite the dawn of a new age, but it’s not an exaggeration to suggest that we are about to experience profound change as a result of this technology.

Clean growth is more than a challenge: it’s an opportunity

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.

Hyperloop: An emerging opportunity for the UK to shape the future of mobility  

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.

Universities as a facilitator for place-based Industrial Strategies

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.

Universities' aerospace collaboration takes off at Farnborough International Airshow

This week at the Farnborough International Airshow we have seen some fantastic examples of British business and universities working together that have captured the imagination of the world. This shows what can be done when we combine the power of UK business with the research power of UK academia.