A Great Year for Science and Innovation

Today we launched the Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth, 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 is £75 million of new investment to … Continue reading


Green Investment Bank – an update

It’s time for an update on progress with the Green Investment Bank (GIB). I have been working with Vince Cable on bringing together the Advisory Group, and I hope an announcement will be made soon. When the Advisory Group has … Continue reading


A plan for growth in the knowledge economy

We have no option. If the UK is going to build a lasting recovery and secure sustainable economic growth then we need to understand, and fully back our knowledge economy. This is the key conclusion of our two year commission … Continue reading

Peer to Patent UK

Using the wisdom of the crowd

Nigel Hanley, Senior Examiner at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) who has been working on the UK Peer to Patent pilot, explains the thinking behind the website launched yesterday at The concept of Peer to Patent is to open … Continue reading

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Green Investment Bank

The Green Investment Bank is a genuinely radical innovation. The use of government credit support for nationally significant projects has been around for a while, but usually as a response to some crisis Continue reading