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GSK puts malaria drugs in public domain

CEO to announce major initiative to stamp out the disease Read

Innovation on the high seas

Anti-piracy advice offers a few theatrical surprises Read

BIS should co-ordinate nano activity

Report recommends government leads way to ensure nano investment. Read

SMEs to benefit from TSB fund

£6.5m to be shared among 180 firms to boost innovation Read

Ex director to sue RI

Baroness Greenfield to take Royal Institute to tribunal over redundancy Read

NHS partnerships boost innovation

Clusters aim to provide education and training as well as promote innovation in the NHS. Read

Government launches science strategy for food

The UK Cross-Government Strategy for Food Research and Innovation aims to ease pressures on food system Read

IPO announces new Chief

John Alty has been named the new Chief Executive and Comptroller-General of the Intellectual Property Office, it was announced on Monday. Read

Agency replaces Space Centre

New space agency aims to cut through the bureaucracy Read

Fund-of-fund managers named

Private investors boost to Innovation Investment Fund Read

Projects examine UK's renewable energy

The Energy Technologies Institute launches schemes to monitor renewable sources Read

Agencies commit to energy innovation

Five north west agencies sign up to boost innovation in energy sector. Read

CEO Manchester Science Park

Jane Davies, head of International Association of Science Parks Advisory Board Read

Beyond the brief

The refreshingly short Queen's Speech points to a set of bills with the real details of the government's plans, says Justin Stares Read

UK science and innovation leads world

New report shows UK building world-class science base Read

Innovation pass to help NHS patients

New plan will give patients access to innovative drugs Read

NHS Supply Chain announces Top 10 Innovations

Following the recent launch of its Innovation Scorecard, NHS Supply Chain has compiled a list of products that demonstrate significant benefits for the NHS in terms of value, efficiency or patient care. Read

Innovation is driving growth, claims report

NESTA's first Innovation Index finds innovation driving private sector growth. Read

Digital Economy Bill launched

Digital Economy Bill has finally been introduced, with the aim of ensuring the UK leads the global digital economy. Read

Manchester Science Park chief lands role

The chief executive of Manchester Science Parks has been chosen to head up a new international advisory body. Read

Hospital network implements single sign-on technology to improve staff connectivity.

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has implemented Imprivata's OneSign to access critical applications. Read

Funding boost for all-electric car

A £9m project to develop a new, all-electric, affordable urban car is now underway. Read

Nano firms win top awards

Three top British nanotechnology firms are celebrating after winning Business Innovation Awards at the UK NanoForum and Emerging Technologies Conference 2009. Read

e-Government National Award Finalists Announced

The finalists have been announced in this year's e-Government National Awards. Read

And the winners are...... Economist winner announced

The Economist has been running the innovation awards programme for eight years and at the end of October will be celebrating the achievements of eight individuals and companies at London's Science Museum. Read

Boosting business innovation

Boosting business innovation through access to European funding Read

University of Wales

Attracting the best academic talent Read

Growing early stage innovative technology companies

Providing top-class incubation, innovation and business-growth support, Innovation Centres (Scotland) ensures the growth of the next generation of Read

Innovation and The Economist

Tom Standage reports on the The Economist Eighth Annual Innovation Summit and Awards Read

Unilever - The power of more

Vice President of Open Innovation, Jonathan Hague, talks about how Vitality characterises the company's culture and its open approach to innovation Read

Site for success

The London Innovation Centre is the innovative force behind many of Procter & Gamble Co's most successful products Read

III-V semiconductor technology

Innovation utilising III-V semiconductor technology in photonics Read

Innovation - a fantastic opportunity

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement is a centre of excellence supporting the NHS to transform healthcare for patients and the public Read

What drives innovation in health?

With its attitude of 'anyone can', an innovation culture is flourishing in the NHS ranks. Jenny Sims takes a look at how the NHS encourages bright ideas Read

NHS National Innovation Centre

Life science and healthcare technology industries are to make a major contribution to the future wealth of the UK Read

Light years ahead

A look at Laser Materials Processing and its role within the Photonics and Plastic Electronics KTN. By Dr Mike Green, Executive Secretary, AILU Read

Realising the potential

Bringing together several strands of the market, the new Photonics & Plastic Electronics KTN aims to add value as well as opportunity Read

The innovation challenge for the built environment

We constantly interact with the built environment. From the roads we drive on, the homes we live in, the retail and leisure outlets we visit to the Read

Nanoforce Technology

Partner for the Development of Advanced and High Performance Materials. World-leading advanced materials processing company with a focus on the Read

Material wealth

The Materials KTN connects UK business with academia to translate innovation into wealth creation Read

UK's advanced manufacturing heartland

The Sheffield region has long had a global reputation for engineering and manufacturing excellence, with Sheffield Steel and the 'Made in Sheffield' Read

Innovation through integration

The Loughborough IMCRC was established in 2001 with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Read

Advancing the cause

Aiming to help UK manufacturers take advantage of the latest technologies, Advanced Manufacturing offers a range of measures that will keep the UK Read


Encouraging and supporting innovation for social, economic and environmental benefit through the use of geography Read


Driving the safe, beneficial and profitable commercialisation of nanomaterials Read

Putting the focus on nanotechnology

Using focus groups, the Nanotechnology KTN is opening up the communication channels between industry, academia and funding authorities Read

Defence technology

Ministry of Defence (MOD) shows its commitment to a greener future and challenges industry to develop ideas to help support the Armed Forces Read

Accelerating opportunities

As a new KTN, Energy Generation & Supply aims to increase the UK's uptake of the huge energy business opportunities available both here and globally Read

Stimulating innovation for competitiveness

The aims, priorities and delivery strategy of the Digital Communications KTN in helping to deliver a Digital Britain Read

Doing business in the digital age

Digital Business is a new KTN that combines a range of programmes and activities to meet the demands of an ever-growing industry Read

Creating success

With an exciting new programme of projects, the Creative Industries KTN is making the most of future opportunities and challenges. Read

Innovation in the UK is alive and well

Current thinking suggests that for mankind to maintain the present standard of living, we are going to have to innovate our way through the current Read

Steering towards a low carbon future

The Low Carbon KTN promotes a low carbon landscape in a range of ways Read

Centre for Defence Enterprise

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is open to innovation and supports new entrants into defence with research funding and advice through the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) Read

Centre for Secure Information Technologies

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) is a new innovation and knowledge centre and is based at Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics Read

Enabling collaboration throughout the nation

The Aerospace & Defence KTN supports the UK's ambition of developing innovative technologies for use in leading-edge aerospace products Read

Sharing knowledge for innovation

How the Knowledge Transfer Networks help businesses innovate Read

Innovating in the economic crisis

Although capital-intensive research is one of the first casualties of a downturn, it is also an opportunity for firms and governments to re-examine Read

Useful addresses

A list of useful resources relating to Defence, Geovation, Health, Knowledge Transfer Networks, Nanotechnology, Research Councils Read

Great British Inventions

A round up of the greatest british inventions, from cat's eyes(1935) to vertical take-off aircraft(1960), from the World Wide Web(1989) to the iPod(2001) Read

Support that leads to success

The UK is an international centre of excellence for technological leadership and R&D, with a government committed to raising investment in innovation Read

A boost for Britain

As one of the largest-ever technology funds in Europe, the Innovation Investment Fund is giving the UK's venture capital industry a shot in the arm Read

Enhancing the economy

David Lammy MP, Minister of State for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, explains why innovative universities have a vital role to play Read

Challenge-led innovation

A key element of the Technology Strategy Board's approach focuses on 'challenge-led' innovation. Heidi Lovelock, Head of Innovation Platforms Read

A catalyst for positive change

Promoting and encouraging innovation is as important as ever in the current economic climate. Chief Executive Jonathan Kestenbaum explains NESTA Read

Investing in the future

To underline our outstanding national reputation for innovation, science and technology, the UK is Europe's leading recipient of R&D inward investment Read

Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys

Gillian Deas, President of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys explains why even the smallest business must have a trade mark strategy. Read

ela8, credit where credit's due

Gareth Edwards, Managing Director of R&D tax specialist ela8 outlines the benefits and some common misconceptions Read

British Venture Capital Association

Supporting businesses at risk from the recession is more important than ever. Simon Walker, Chief Executive, British Venture Capital Association, explains how putting the emphasis on innovation will help Read

Technium - A catalyst for success

Bringing together like-minded companies that really do mean business, Technium innovation centres in Wales offer advice, support and, most of all, success Read

Sheffield's Innovation Centres

From electronic rats to drug interaction profiling, the University of Sheffield's Innovation Centres provide support and expertise for a range of companies working on a variety of innovations. Read

Enviro21 Innovation Parks

An exciting new commercial concept is emerging in East Sussex - the Enviro21 Innovation Parks put sustainability at the heart of business. Read

Norwich Research Park

Dr Robin Daniels, Chief Executive of the Norwich Research Park looks at the challenges - and opportunities - faced by entrepreneurs in the current economic climate Read

Wolverhampton Science Park

A focus on innovation is providing a successful response to recession at Wolverhampton Science Park. Read

University of Reading

Your company's potential can be enhanced by working with some of the country's leading minds at the University of Reading Read

Royal Holloway

A unique blend of tradition and innovation Read

University of Salford

SCRI's research work focuses on the creation of value at all phases of the construction process. Read

Major players in the innovation nation

Teesside has become something of a boom town for innovation, led by Teesside University's Institute of Digital Innovation Read

A researchpooling partnership

N8 aims to maximise the impact of research through the identification and co-ordination of research collaboration across the North of England and beyond Read

West of England Partnership

Cutting edge collaboration. Read

Focus: South West

The South West Regional Development Agency Read

The Regional Development Agencies

RDAs spent more than £1bn on innovation from 2005 to 2008 through support for innovation infrastructure and business innovation. The DIUS Annual Innovation Report looks RDAs and innovation in the UK Read

A city with creative credentials

With a range of innovative initiatives, Belfast City Council is ensuring that its burgeoning creative industry sector continues to go from strength to strength Read

Focus: Northern Ireland

In a global knowledge-based economy, Northern Ireland compete on the basis of skills, creativity and innovation of its people. Read

Research and Innovation Services at the University of Dundee

University of Dundee - Innovative Partnering with Industry Read

Rising to the global challenge

Manufacturers in the city of Leeds have risen to the challenges of globalisation with a winning combination of enterprise and innovation. Read

A centre of excellence for invention and innovation

In 1969 radical technological innovations became reality: The Open University was founded on the belief that communications technology could bring high-quality degree-level learning to people Read

Designs on the future

Thanks to Innovate, the Design Council's support service, new technology has found a new ally in design. And entrepreneurs are reaping the benefits. Read

'We are open for business'

Innovation UK talks to Jeff Weedman, Vice President of External Business Development at P&G about how the company is on a quest to spread the word about the power of open innovation Read

NineSigma Europe

Drive growth and competitive advantage at every stage of an Open Innovation programme. Andy Zynga, CEO, NineSigma Europe and Skip Davis, Vice President, NineSigma Read

COI: if it's so good, why isn't everyone doing it?

David Simoes-Brown, Head of Corporate Open Innovation at The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), reviews the defining features of Corporate Open Innovation, making the case for its widespread adoption in the 21st century Read

Excellence with impact

The UK's Research Councils play a key role in ensuring the UK remains one of the world's most attractive locations for science and innovation Read

Innovate to accumulate

Dr Debbie Buckley-Golder Programme Director for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, puts forward the case for innovation as a valuable tool in helping your business to come out the other side fitter and better equipped to compete in the global economy Read

Key innovation material

Dr Robert Quarshie, looks at the latest advanced materials strategy by the Technology Strategy Board and its own innovative initiatives are helping to connect the innovation process. Read

Sharing the vision for defence

BAE Systems initiates and drives collaboration across customers, suppliers, SMEs and academic organisations to identify, integrate and deliver new capabilities for the UK's armed forces in the shortest timescales possible Read

The appliance of science

As part of its mission to promote physics and support physicists, the Institute of Physics aims to improve public understanding of and engagement with science Read

The world's number one choice

With a business climate that attracts companies from across the globe, the UK is Europe's top spot for R&D activity - and UK Trade & Investment is there to support them every step of the way Read

Innovation: at the heart of economic recovery

It is now more vital than ever to focus on investment in innovation, explains Allyson Reed, Director of Strategy and Communications, the Technology Strategy Board Read

Turning ideas into reality

Robert Kirby-Harris, Chief Executive of the Institute of Physics explains how physics is central to meeting the global challenges of the future. Read

Support that leads to success

The UK provides the best possible environment for innovation to succeed, as Dominic Jermey, Acting Chief Executive UK Trade & Investment, explains Read

Investing in the future

Lord Paul Drayson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation, explains how the UK government is striving forward through its innovation programme. Read

GovNet Communications - Science lessons

One year on from Lord Sainsbury's review of the government's science and innovation system, the GovNet Communications Science and Innovation conference is well timed to assess the state of the sector Read

Norwich Research Park

by Dr Robin Daniels, Chief Executive of the Norwich Research Park Read

Bristol, Bath and the West of England

From Airbus A380 wings to the smallest of silicon processors, the West of England is one of the UK's premier locations for technology and innovation companies Read

Innovations - North East England

The Centre for Process Innovation has made a central contribution to the renewed growth and major new investment in the process industries in North East England Read

Making it in Leeds

Manufacturers in the city of Leeds have risen to the challenges of globalisation with a winning combination of enterprise and innovation Read

East Midlands Development Agency

England's East Midlands has an enviable reputation as a first-class location for innovative businesses. Read

A natural centre for innovation

London is both an innovation hub and a global business city, as a creative and culture capital, excelling in fashion, music, art and design Read

Belfast - city of creativity and innovation

Those industries whose foundations are steeped in creativity are making a significant contribution to the social and economic regeneration of Belfast. Read

Focus: Northern Ireland

Hi-tech expertise, industrial ingenuity and customer-focused innovation give Northern Ireland a competitive edge Read

Ulster Innovation delivering business success

The University of Ulster is a modern and progressive institution and is currently preeminent across the island of Ireland in knowledge transfer and new venture formation. Read

Innovative science for commercial applications

Oxford Instruments was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category in recognition of its continuing culture of encouraging innovation and technical excellence Read

Innovation for tomorrow's built environment

The built environment has a huge impact on our lives. Those that help to shape this environment have an enormous influence and responsibility. Read

Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

If innovation is the exploitation of new ideas, then in order to get innovation you need to start by accessing invention Read

Giraffe Innovation

Giraffe has extensive experience in delivering a wide range of sustainably driven projects to global organisations, small business and government clients Read

From Invention to Innovation

The Electronics KTN launch the Innovation Management Academy Read

The Aerospace and Defence KTN

Aerospace and Defence - Enabling technology through innovative approaches Read

Meeting the global challenge

As the UK's main public funders of basic research, the Research Councils' work spans a range of disciplines both at home and on a global level. Read

The Economist's Innovation Awards

Pundits and business-school professors often define 'innovation' in terms of a result, the end of the creative process of discovery. At The Economist, we broaden the definition. Read

Open Innovation at Cadbury

Cadbury plc is the world's largest confectionery business with number one or number two positions in over 20 of the world's 50 largest confectionery markets. Read

Procter & Gamble

Could your innovation become a game-changing deal with Procter & Gamble? Read

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief

The government's support of innovation through enterprise research and development was recently bolstered with an increase in the R&D tax relief rates and the doubling of the size of company that is eligible for maximum relief Read

UKTI - A world-class business climate

The UK government has built a business climate to attract individuals and companies at the leading edge of their sectors, and UK Trade & Investment is the government organisation that helps them to succeed Read

Taylor Wessing - The cost-saving CEO

by David Kent, Head Of Inward Investment, london, Taylor Wessing Llp, European Law Firm Read

The Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics: promoting physics supporting physicists Read

Diversity is good for innovation

by Annette Williams, Director, UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Read

NESTA - Going global

Jonathan Kestenbaum, Chief Executive, NESTA, looks at how the UK is well-placed to be at the heart of the global innovation revolution. Read

Innovation: the business of shaping our world

The Technology Strategy Board perspective by David Golding, Head of Strategy Read

A springboard to global growth

The UK offers the best possible environment for innovation to succeed, as Andrew Cahn, Chief Executive UK Trade & Investment, explains Read

SMEs to benefit from TSB fund

£6.5m to be shared among 180 firms to boost innovation Read

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Corporate Collaboration

In a world of widely distributed knowledge, companies can no longer rely solely on their own research; Innovation UK gives companies the opportunity! to highlight their Open Innovation policy in order to enable corporate collaboration between major blue chips, universities, research centres and entrepreneurs. Read


Announcing the launch of the Cadbury Collaboration Factory! Read

P&G connect + develop

Our corporate open innovation strategy, which we call Connect + Develop, is actively seeking externally developed innovations to make Read

The Knowledge Transfer Networks

The Knowledge Transfer Networks are designed to stimulate innovation in the UK economy through higher levels of research and development and knowledge transfer. Read

Innovation Uk

Welcome to the latest edition of Innovation UK, which provides a global platform for the UK's most innovative companies, products, research and Read


BMT Defence Services

'Where will our knowledge take you?' Read

Innovation Centre Hasting

Hastings The coastal business haven Read

The Kroto Innovation Centre

Tomorrow's technology Read

Enviro21 Innovation Parks

Enviro21 Innovation Parks Read

Invest Northern Ireland

Investing in the future Read

Leeds City Council

City of innovation and enterprise Read


A dynamic network of technical knowledge and business experience Read

University Of Nottingham

Innovative manufacturing solutions Read

Boots Innovation

Boots Centre for Innovation Read

Giraffe Innovation Ltd

Giraffe Innovation Ltd, low carbon design and environmental management Read

Science innovation technology

Science innovation technology Read

Procter & Gamble

P&G connect + develop Read

The Economist

The Economist's Innovation Awards Read

NPL - National Phisical Laboratory

NPL - National Phisical Laboratory Read

UK Resource Centre for Women

UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Read

UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment Advert Read

Technology Strategy Board

Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Read


The Economist: Redesigning Business Summit

Economist Conferences invites you to sample the fresh thinking that business needs to seize opportunities in a volatile world. Read

Helicopter Rotor Blade Scintillation

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is the Ministry of Defence's gateway for UK industry, academia and innovators to help ensure our Armed Forces are best equipped. Read

Commercial R&D with Research Facilities

Access Skills, Technology and Services This event will inform industry how they can advance and diversify their R&D by exploiting these opportunities offered by Research Facilities. Read

Thought Leadership in Trading Technology


Rushlight Clean Technologies Show 2010

This event brings together UK and Irish clean technology companies, investors, corporate customers and advisers to assist in the development and deployment of new technology solutions for a low resource future. Read

Technology Strategy Board: Fighting Infection through Detection

The threat posed by communicable diseases to the health and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom remains a high political priority, especially in times of economic adversity. Read

Catalyst Preparation for the 21st Century


Applied Aerodynamics Conference:

Capabilities and Future Requirements Read

Matador 2010 Conference

This conference was established in 1959, which makes it one of the longest running conferences in manufacturing. Read

Near Space Security Exhibition and Conference


Defence Research 2010

The MOD is offering businesses and organisations the opportunity to deal directly with the entire defence research community through exhibition, networking and sponsorship. Read

SpaceTech 2010:

Technology Solutions from Space Read

Innovation in Higher Education:

Ensuring the UK's Future Prosperity Read

Joint Forces Simulation & Training:

Preparing for Current and Future Military Operations Read

A New Space Age for Britain:

The Future of Britain's Space Economy Read

5th Appleton Space Conference

One day conference with the Minister for Science & Innovation, Lord Drayson, attending and addressing the conference. Read

Innovation Summit: The drivers of successful innovation and the appropriation

As we come out of recession, how can the UK become more competitive? How can we create an effective 'innovation ecosystem' to stimulate growth and wealth creation in the economy? Read

Materials for Extreme Environments

This free seminar is aimed at anyone with an interest in the technologies that will underpin the success of Bloodhound SSC and lead naturally into the Wheatstone Lecture itself. Read

Detection Systems for Biological Threats - Evolving Security Needs and New Technology Solutions

Networking event looking at biological threat and detection technologies needed to stay one step ahead of bioterrorism. Read

Open for Business

Inspiring developers to innovate Read

Advanced Technology Show

Advanced technologies developed by leading European research organisations Read

Generating Value Through Innovation

A great idea on its own does not make a successful business. Read

Medical Innovations Conference


Visualising the Future Together

This 4th Annual Showcase will focus on a series of lively presentations and imaging research case studies chaired by industry leaders and NHS innovators Read

UKBI/UKSPA Conference

The UKSPA Award for the science park 'setting the pace' and making the most significant contribution to the exploitation of the knowledge base. Read


Insite is being held on 14th May 2009 at the Kroto Innovation Centre Read

Leadership and Management in Business Incubation

Leadership and Management in Business Incubation took place at SETsquared, Bristol Read

Medical Innovation Forum

The premier UK networking event for all those with an interest in health technologies Read

CleanTech Innovation

A networking platform for individuals involved in the Clean Technology sector. Read

Wellness and Health Innovation

Wellness and Health Innovation, a national initiative designed to support Scottish SMEs Read

NanoBio-Europe 2009

Grenoble, France - The NanoBio-Europe Conference is going to present the most recent international developments in the field of nanobiotechnology Read

ISPIM- The Future of Innovation

The 2009 ISPIM Conference - The Future of Innovation - will be held in Vienna, Austria Read

CDE One-to-One Surgery

Cardiff - Personal support, guidance and advice on Quad Charts, military innovation and CDE submission processes Read

FT Innovate 2009

Andaz Hotel London - Innovation Strategies for Success in Tough Times Read

Science and Innovation 09

QEII Conference Centre - London Read

Annual bioProcessUK Conference 2009

York Racecourse - Welcome to the Annual bioProcessUK Conference 2009 Read

Medical Innovation Forum

Partnering & Technology Transfer for the Medical Device Marketplace Read

ProTon Conference (Wales)

The Rt. Hon Rhodri Morgan AM has called for universities and business to work together to provide innovative solutions to the current global economic crisis. Read


Towerlands Park, Essex - A trade show which will showcase products and services that can help businesses become more resource efficient, sustainable and profitable. Read

The 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium

New York City - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management Read

RAatE 2009

Hilton Hotel, Coventry - The only UK conference focused on the latest innovations and developments in assistive technology. Read


Ricoh Arena, Coventry - The UK largest meet-the-buyer event. Read

The 2009 Innovation Summit

The Dorchester Hotel, London - The 2009 Innovation Summit, the place where the world's greatest ideas are presented and their secrets revealed. Read


Coventry's Stoneleigh Park, UK - Hotspot for University Innovation in Photonics Read


Cardiff University, Wales - The Centre for Defence Enterprise, in conjunction with Cardiff University and the Welsh Assembly Government, will be holding a seminar 'CDE - Open for Innovation' Read