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.
Below are digital reports etc that are part of the MBS Portal. For much more digital and print content, please use the search box, right.
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.
Towards a smart society
A cluster of technological advances is changing how people live, work and play.
Towards a smart society infographic
Infographic companion to the Towards a smart society report.
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.