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Annual Report 2017: now published

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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Industrial Strategy: The Hub’s initial response

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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The NHS Confederation: delivering webinars with impace

As part of our commitment to disseminate information on local growth, the Smart Specialisation Hub uses various communication channels and works with several partners to raise awareness of developments in innovation activity, structural architecture and ecosystems. At the heart of our pursuit of this agenda is a simple mission: to deliver against our ambition to...

Clusters and the research opportunity of Big Data

Creating strong local economies and recognising the importance of place in achieving economic growth is at the core of the Local Industrial Strategies featured in the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper. The Local Industrial Strategies aim to identify local strength and challenges as well as unlocking opportunities to boost productivity. Using clear evidence to identify...
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Measuring productivity across the UK’s cities

The Centre for Cities has recently published a number of articles on UK productivity that I have read with great interest. One offering – that forms part of the Centre’s excellent series on the Industrial Strategy – provides productivity data for UK cities against a number of sectors. It is a useful and interesting resource....

Annual Report 2017: now published

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...
Industrial Strategy white paper response header

Industrial Strategy: The Hub’s initial response

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,...
Third Wave SIAs new consortia

The new consortia: Third Wave SIAs get under way

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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Leeds City Region: opportunities and strengths

As we’ve often referenced, the Hub has been closely engaged in the Science and Innovation Audit process and had the pleasure of sharing insightful data with the Leeds City Region SIA. Our component delivery bodies also seek to deploy resource in pursuit of place-based and sectoral advancement, and in this article – reproduced from the...
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SIAs Wave 3: the Hub gets involved

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...
Science, Innovation, and the Industrial Strategy

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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