The circular economy marks a shift from today’s linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model, towards one where materials and products circulate in the economy for as long as possible and at their highest value, writes Richard Shaw, Business Board Chair for the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership.
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.
Food and farming businesses support 3.8 million jobs throughout the UK, with 13% of the national workforce employed across agriculture, food manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing and catering. We were delighted when the government committed the UK to being at the forefront of the global move to high-efficiency agriculture.
Working alongside the panel of independent experts on the Longevity Science Panel, Legal & General has been doing a great deal of deep thinking on ageing; from pensions to housing and long-term care to mid-life MOTs.
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.
As the Mayor of the region that is home to some of the UK’s leading businesses in offshore renewables, chemicals and clean energy generation, it is clear to me that the Tees Valley is best suited to the challenge of maximising the advantages of the global shift towards clean growth.
The Industrial Strategy offers a compelling framework for the future. At Spark, we’re particularly excited by the focus on the Grand Challenges, as they link closely to our AI-based journey prediction solution for electric vehicles (EVs).
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.