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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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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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Science, Innovation, and the Industrial Strategy
Lord Prior of Brampton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, gave a ministerial address launching the Science and Innovation Audits Wave 2 reports at Venturefest East on the 22nd September. Industrial Revolution 4.0 In the sporting surrounds of Newmarket Racecourse, Lord Prior talked about the challenges and...
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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 seeking feedback on its recently published analysis, Mapping England’s Innovation Activity, from key stakeholders and our wider audience via a short online survey. We invite you to comment freely on the analysis and encourage feedback, even beyond this current survey phase. You can fill in the survey here until 14th...
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The Hub website relaunch
The last three months have been particularly important – and busy –for the Smart Specialisation Hub. Here's what we've been up to.
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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 consultation period for Industrial Strategy Green Paper closed at the start of this week (Monday 17th April 2017). The Smart Specialisation Hub welcomes the opportunity to respond to the UK Government's invitation to consult on its recent Industrial Strategy Green Paper.
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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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