To underline our outstanding national reputation for British innovation, science and technology, the UK is Europe's leading recipient of R&D inward investment, says Sir Andrew Cahn, Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment
The Centre for Defence Enterprise is the first point of contact for anyone with an idea that will benefit defence. Centre for Defence Enterprise Communications Manager, Gavin Copeland explains how they bring innovation and investment together ensuring that front line forces have the best battle-winning technologies of the future
To continue to supply and support the Armed Forces with cutting-edge, battle-winning military technology, it is important that MOD and industry work closely together to stimulate and encourage innovation.
The past year has seen considerable central and regional funding directed towards activities and technologies which will reduce UK vehicle CO2 emissions. Continuing the recent trend towards 'industrial activism', this funding is increasingly aimed at deploying low carbon vehicles and infrastructure across the UK.
Now a must-have for most drivers, satellite navigation devices and telematics also have a big role to play in not only cutting fuel and operating costs for companies running fleets, but also reducing their carbon footprint
Leading-edge developments in materials chemistry can now be fast-tracked to industrial application through the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry, which looks back this month on a first year of success
After fire destroyed the world-renowned photonics research centre at the University of Southampton, a commitment to rebuild it bigger and better has seen the emergence of a new facility, representing over £100m investment in UK science and technology research
Zahid Latif, Lead Technologist - Bioscience, Medicines and Healthcare, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) looks at the areas of innovation the TSB has pinpointed for targeted R&D support in Life Sciences in the UK
As one of the world's largest consumer-goods companies, Unilever has always enjoyed an open culture. However, open innovation is now a critical functional capability for Unilever - and one which it aims to see going onwards and upwards.
Regional agencies provide a much-needed helping hand for SMEs in developing new products, support services and business practices. Mike Sharpe looks at the incentives and programmes available to give innovation a kick start in the UK's regions
With its long-standing reputation as a centre of innovation and creativity, Nottingham is building on the strengths of its sectors to ensure its continued economic success. Invest in Nottingham is the official inward investment agency for Nottingham.
From keeping elderly people fit and healthy to helping businesses develop healthcare concepts, Northumbria University is currently investing in a range of projects and programmes that will make a real and lasting difference in society
The UK Science Parks Association is dedicated to raising the standards of science parks provision through an inclusive membership policy and improvement of membership services, ensuring that the brand of Science Parks in the UK is maintained as a distinct property and business development offering, not just a real-estate initiative
Traditionally excelling in innovation, the East of England is a area with a world-class reputation for research - and the East of England Development Agency has an innovation strategy designed to help businesses succeed
Alleviating poverty, encouraging growth, providing sustainability. The Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich is renowned worldwide for its expertise in harnessing natural and human capital for the benefit of developing countries