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Devolved Administrations’ Innovation Activity: new report

The Smart Specialisation Hub is pleased to announce the release of its new data report Devolved Administrations Innovation Activity (DAIA). This new publication extends the Hub’s ongoing comparative analysis work to include Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, thereby providing a comprehensive, place-based overview of innovation activity across the United Kingdom.
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Working in place: the Hub in 2018

As 2018 progresses with alarming speed, it seems opportune to talk about the Hub’s goals for this year. The importance of place Place has taken on a renewed significance, and is now firmly ensconced as a foundation of national policy with the publication of the Industrial Strategy White Paper.  Already there are new initiatives, new...
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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...
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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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Finding the right funding

On the 13th of September, the Smart Specialisation Hub in collaboration with DCLG’s Interreg Team in Cambridge, GCGP LEP and New Anglia LEP convened an Innovation Funding event to explore project ideas and potential funding routes.

Innovation outlook: upcoming projects

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...

Provide feedback on our innovation mapping

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...

ERDF funding: making the most of the latest opportunities

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.

Solving the data puzzle

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.

Recognising England’s innovative clusters

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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A new look, a better Hub

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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