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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

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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

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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

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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 educational equity across academic and vocational training can fuel innovation and productivity

Brexit, artificial intelligence, global trade wars – the challenges facing UK workers seeking to get a foot on the career ladder have never been greater. Dave Axam, Chair of Enterprise at the M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, explains why we should be positive as we enter 2019.

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.