Technology, Innovation and Change
Includes all aspects of innovation and change. We've included technology here because it is often a driver of innovation or change, or closely associated with it.
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Strengthening UK supply chains: good practice from industry and government
A report suggests general ways, applicable to any industry, in which government and "primes" (large companies at the top of supply chains) can act to strengthen manufacturing supply chains.
The Big Innovation Centre's open letter to the chancellor
Ahead of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 5 December 2013, the Big Innovation Centre's Director and Chair, Birgitte Andersen and Will Hutton, wrote an open letter to George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Healthy innovation? Collaboration between NHS Scotland and the MedTech sector
This report focuses on how the National Health Service in Scotland (NHS Scotland) and the Scottish medical technology (MedTech) sector work together to support innovation.
Disrupted innovation: financing small innovative firms in the UK
This report examines the state of financial support for innovation in the UK, focusing particularly on problems with getting finance for investment in intangible assets.
What good looks like: the seven criteria of a good innovator
In conjunction with the launch of the Big Innovation Centre’s year-long column The Innovators in The Guardian, this report spells out what a good innovator looks like, in the opinion of the big Innovation Centre, and the criteria by which the Big Innovation Centre selects companies to be showcased in the Column.
British invention: global impact: the government's response to Sir Andrew Whitty's review of universities and growth
A paper gives the government's responses to Sir Andrew Witty's review on the contribution of universities to economic growth and the conversion of academic research into commercial innovation.
Cyber security skills: business perspectives and government's next steps
A paper describes the results of a survey of UK businesses' experience of cyber security skill levels among the workforce, and their recruitment practices in the area, and states the government's consequent decisions to promote cyber security skills.