The construction sector fared badly in the recent recession and typically has been viewed as an industry with low levels of innovation. However, with a growing population in the UK and increasing concern about the environment, it is a potential source of technological developments in the form of green and sustainable construction; improving energy efficiency…

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…

The UK hosts world-leading centres of excellence in R&D for the automotive and motorsport sector. As well as traditional passenger cars, it also has world-class manufacturers of motorcycles, commercial vehicles and construction, agriculture and other specialist vehicles. Key focuses for R&D include ultra-low emission vehicles; lightweight vehicle structures; energy management; and intelligent mobility. The UK…

The chemical sector is a growing sector in the UK with a combination of well-established facilities and world-class scientists. The chemical sector is classed as a National technology priority by the UK government. The sector stretches from oil companies through to commodities, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. Whilst initial discoveries may be made in the laboratory, considerable…

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…