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Getting smarter: government publishes strategy to support public sector better manage its knowledge assets

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The UK’s public sector is a remarkable source of innovation; it is bursting with potential and is rich with ideas and insights that could help to shape the future of the UK as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. From …

Met Office’s drive to understand remote weather sensing saves reinventing the wheel for Connected Autonomous Vehicles

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The Met Office was founded in 1854 and has pioneered the science of meteorology and its application. They provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, which helps you make better decisions to stay safe and thrive. This includes working …

NPL’s ‘Spot the Difference technology’: the future of digital imaging

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As the UK’s National Metrology Institute, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) provides the measurement capability that supports the UK’s prosperity and quality of life. NPL is leading the way in providing the measurement science that underpins research and development. Last …

Leaf Expression Systems: How Harnessing the Power of Plants is Changing the Future of Our Medicines

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Leaf Expression Systems was established in 2017 as a spin-out company from the John Innes Centre, and is situated within the scientific hub that is the Norwich Research Park, home to world-class research into plant science. Leaf Expression Systems runs …

The Royal Mint’s journey to manufacturing medical visors for the NHS

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Staff in The Royal Mint assembling the visors

In this blog The Royal Mint, more commonly known for making coins, discusses the journey to producing visors for the NHS. The Royal Mint announced back in April that it would be manufacturing nearly medical visors to help protect NHS staff working on the frontline amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Ploughshare Innovations: Is it possible to accelerate the commercialisation of innovations?

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By adopting agile methodology to their commercialisation process, Ploughshare Innovations reduced the time taken to review a coronavirus-related innovation to just two weeks. Read how Hetti Barkworth-Nanton, their new CEO, achieved this and how the lessons learned will help to shape their future commercialisation work.