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Andrew Basu-McGowan
The Smart Specialisation Hub is pleased to present its second Annual Report, showcasing a cross-section of Hub activity over the past year. We have continued to support place-based innovation, build on the matrix of data that constitutes our analysis of local areas’ assets, strengths and activities, and engage in the debates around the future of innovation in the...
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The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today unveiled the Industrial Strategy White Paper – and it is built around the principles of retooling the national economy for a productive, growth-oriented future, addressing the structural obstacles we face as a country and presenting a series of Grand Challenges which industry, research leaders,...
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Third Wave SIAs new consortia
In early November, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) convened representatives of each of the newly-minted third wave of Science and Innovation Audits. The gathering was an opportunity for the new consortia to meet their contemporaries, learn from their predecessors and explore the possibilities opened up by the Audit process. The Hub...
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SIA Wave 3 Announcement
The Smart Specialisation Hub has been involved in a number of the successful Wave 3 Science and Innovation Audits (SIAs), announced last week by the Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson. The next wave rolls in The twelve consortia that will be part of the 3rd wave of the Science and Innovation Audits are: Cyber...
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August is traditionally a quiet month in innovation and associated policy activity. Universities take a partial pause, Parliament is in recess and we all draw a collective breath before plunging into the fast-flowing stream of September. Give us your feedback At the Hub, we’re using this brief quiet spell to seek feedback on our recent...
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The Smart Specialisation Hub is pleased to announce the release of Mapping England's Innovation Activity, our latest data tool to map innovation activity across England's LEPs.
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The issue of inclusive growth has become an important element of the policy agenda, according to Laura Heery, Economist at the University of Ulster.
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The Smart Specialisation Hub, with our structures in place and remit enhanced, is ready to ramp up our offer in the new year.
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The Smart Specialisation Hub is focused on the experience of our end users. We’re pleased to be able to present a new way of visualising our data framework.
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The Smart Specialisation Team is proud to present its first Annual Report, detailing the story and progress of Smart Specialisation across England. It provides living examples of Smart Specialisation at every stage, from a range of LEP areas and from our Hub partners and collaborators.
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This month we're concentrating on our Annual Report, including activities from England's LEPs, and the UK Government, that support the Smart Specialisation vision of place-based innovation and growth. The Autumn Statement – the first fiscal event of our post-referendum world – landed on Wednesday. The accompanying Industrial Strategy document, published yesterday, set out in more...
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October on the Hub website has been a series of blogs leading up to the launch of our pilot analytical framework. We’re now pleased to announce the release of a progress report, and pilot framework, setting out work done to date and the underpinning analytical methodology.
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This week on “Meet the Team”, we meet the Policy Manager for the Hub, Andrew Basu-McGowan. Andrew took the time to outline his duties with the Hub, as well as telling us a bit more about himself.
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Following the outcome of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU on 23rd June, the delivery partners would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the Smart Specialisation Hub project and the prominent role it will play in place-based innovation investment.
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