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.
Britain is a world leader in design. It is one of this country’s greatest strengths. Design is responsible for shaping the built environment, the digital world and the products and services we use and it is a centre of industrial change.
As the UK’s economic development bank, the mission of the British Business Bank is to make finance markets for smaller businesses work more effectively across the country.
Over the last 3 weeks, I have had the pleasure of chairing a series of roundtables with colleagues from across the country on the Industrial Strategy's Grand Challenges at this year's International Business Festival in Liverpool.
The 5 ‘foundations’ of the Industrial Strategy are relevant to how EON Reality operates. So it was a natural fit to demonstrate the latest VR and AR with public and private stakeholders from across the UK.
Meeting the challenges described in the government’s modern Industrial Strategy, including the need to increase the level of productivity across the UK, will essentially be achieved by people.
I have long argued that the humanities and social sciences must be at the heart of any industrial strategy.