Infrastructure

Kilo redefinition presents strategic innovation opportunity

image of a man with a kibble machine

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 …

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

Engineers looking at electric wiring

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

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.

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.

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.

Cutting congestion by bringing fuel to you

Zebra Fuel van next to a small car with two people in front

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 innovation can transform our towns and cities

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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.

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.