The UK software industry has been undergoing an evolutionary change with cloud computing, mobile computing and IT consumerisation; driving permanent shifts in the basic structure of the industry. These trends are forcing software vendors to substantially rethink the way they develop, price, sell, deliver and service products. A similar shift has been happening on in-house…

Whilst reserves within the UK have become depleted over the past 20 years, this presents the mining sector with additional technological challenges to firstly develop new processes to mine this reserve; secondly to develop techniques to identify potential new areas and to identify new minerals not currently mined and identify commercial applications for these. In…

The UK pharmaceutical sector generates a trade surplus in excess of £5 billion per annum. Furthermore, it is estimated that the UK pharmaceutical sector invests £13.3 million in R&D every day. Current figures show that this sector employs 72,000 employees with 27,000 of those working exclusively in R&D. With these impressive statistics, it is no wonder…

Making great feature movies and animated films are not easy. It needs outstanding creativity, appropriate technology and processes—and a passion for moving images. The UK film industry has produced its fair share of feature films in recent years, but its main strength is in the depth of its production sector and skill base. The industry…

There is a continual challenge within the oil and gas sector to find and produce energy to meet global energy demands, whilst facing the challenge of easy-to-reach-oil decline and difficult to explore resources in areas of limited accessibility. The top three drivers of research are improving operational efficiency, improving safety and reducing costs. These must…