The UK’s telecom market is one of the most open and competitive in the world. Targeted deregulation has set the industry free to create new services and set international trends. It has been characterised by fierce competition in the mobile and broadband sectors, and by an innovative broadcast sector which has pioneered new models for…

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 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…