Rethinking retirement to meet the Ageing Society Grand Challenge

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.

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.

Tees Valley powers up for Local Industrial Strategy

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.

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.

How artificial intelligence is helping us get on the Road to Zero

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).

Grand Challenges give new focus to stimulating local growth

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.