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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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Local priorities, national plans

Last month, team members from the Hub attended Public Sector 2017 in London. While there were many different topics being discussed, the team were there to hear from representatives talking about devolution and local growth and governance.

The SIA: Bringing Oxfordshire’s Innovation Community Together

Sometimes all we need is a common purpose, a reason to come together. For us, in Oxfordshire, the Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) provided such a purpose.

Mapping England’s Innovation Activity

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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Progress & growth: Science and Innovation Audits review workshop

On Friday 22nd April, BEIS organised workshop reviewing progress of the Wave 2 Science and Innovation Audits (SIA). Ross Burton, SEM for the Hub, attended.

How can the Hub’s data help form inclusive growth policy?

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 Hub’s Response to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper

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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How do European Regions and Cities tackle Smart Specialisation?

The Hub was delighted to accept an invitation to join and present at a meeting of the HIGHER Project, a collaboration of nine European organisations under the Interreg Europe Programme, which aims to improve the innovation framework and the smart specialisation strategies of different EU regions.

Place, skills, and growth: LEPs in action

The Government’s recent Industrial Strategy Green Paper leaves a large area of freedom for universities to get more involved with responsible innovation.

Universities and responsible innovation

The Government’s recent Industrial Strategy Green Paper leaves a large area of freedom for universities to get more involved with responsible innovation.
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