universities

How innovation can transform our towns and cities

Car taillights on a motorway at night

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.

Universities as a facilitator for place-based Industrial Strategies

View of Sheffield at night with cooling towers in the foreground.

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.

Universities' aerospace collaboration takes off at Farnborough International Airshow

Richard Harrington at the Farnborough 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.