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26 March 2013
Following the announcement of the industrial strategy for the nuclear industry, Prateek looks at the long process it has taken to get new nuclear to a soon-to-be operational state.
Charles Levy and Prateek Sureka
20 March 2013
Charles and Prateek review Osborne's Budget announcement, and explore its shortcomings in terms of a concrete industrial strategy.
12 September 2012
Monday was a very interesting day for many reasons. There were two major report launches around innovation: one about the Value of Open Innovation, and one from the Big Innovation Centre and Nesta. Oh, and not forgetting the London Olympic parade around the city.
10 July 2012
The same UN that that was formed to avoid another World War has now stepped into the ongoing patent war between the tech superpowers, where no side looks willing to give up the fight. The latest development in this ‘war’ came when Apple successfully blocked the US sale of Google’s flagship smartphone: the Galaxy Nexus. The judge ruled that Google, “has shown a likelihood of establishing both infringement and validity".
11 April 2012
Facebook's billion-dollar valuation of Instagram makes the less than two year old startup more valuable than the 161 year old The New York Times Company. Only yesterday it had a closing price on the New York Stock Exchange of $946m...
23 March 2012
Environmentally sustainable must always be fiscally sustainable”, was the message from the Chancellor at Budget 2012. Providing a boost to North Sea oil, gas extraction and a £3billion new field allowance west of Shetland will certainly create jobs in the energy sector, but what about businesses and jobs which specifically reduce carbon emissions?
13 December 2011
The recent launch of the Government’s Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth at the Big Innovation Centre by the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, was, in their own words, a “multi-million pound package setting out the Government’s plans to boost economic growth through investment in research and innovation”. One of the highlights of the strategy is the establishment of an ‘Open Data Institute’ (ODI).