When the UK Government launched the Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future document towards the end of last year, Prime Minister Theresa May said that it wasn’t enough to have scientists and universities renowned the world over if their ideas couldn’t be harnessed to create products and services on which future industries could be built. This is why I see such value and huge potential in partnering businesses with our world-leading academic institutes, stimulating creative solutions to commercial problems.
Last month, the Prime Minister unveiled some of the strategy’s Grand Challenges – which aim to keep the UK at the forefront of developing the industries of tomorrow. The Grand Challenges invite business, academia and civil society to work together to innovate and develop new technologies and industries in areas of strategic importance with four key themes: artificial intelligence and data; ageing society, clean growth; and future mobility.
Read more here.