On Monday 10th July,  the Industrial Strategy Commission will publish its first major report Laying the Foundations.  In the context of growing economic uncertainty, the report will set out the Commission’s view that now more than ever the UK requires strategic economic management – this is what is meant by industrial strategy.

A new book has been published Camels, Tigers & Unicorns: Rethinking science and technology-enabled innovation by Uday Phadke & Shai Vyakarnam

Popular enthusiasm for commercialising science and technology is unfortunately not matched by a clear understanding of the structures, processes and mechanisms which actually drive this transformation. This gap is serious because it affects all those involved in generating ideas, transforming them into viable products and services, and funding the process.  The objective of this book is to directly address this challenge, using new data-driven concepts and analytical frameworks.

Innovate UK has provides guidance for business and academic organisations on what funding they can get to test ideas and develop innovative products and services.  More details:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/innovation-apply-for-a-funding-award



A new funding competition has been announced by Innovate UK for a share of £55 million on a connected and autonomous vehicles test bed.   Closing date for registration is 12 July 2017.