About the Leadership Council

About the Leadership Council

The National Centre has a unique Leadership Council of senior business leaders and Vice Chancellors drawn from our member organisations.

The NCUB Leadership Council

Each of our member organisations nominates a leader from the very highest level to sit on the Leadership Council, making it a powerful networking body.

View members of the Leadership Council.

The Leadership Council establishes the priorities for university-business collaboration. By bringing together expertise from every single part of the UK and a range of economic sectors the Leadership Council can identify the challenges at the interface between universities and business and how to work together on them.

In this way the Leadership Council guides the work of the NCUB, with their recommendations setting NCUB's priority areas, leading to our Task Forces and Projects and ensuring NCUB is led by leaders.

The Leadership Council also has a formal role to evaluate, advise on and approve membership of the NCUB Board of Directors and our annual corporate strategy. 

Members of the Leadership Council also receive exclusive invitations to other NCUB Events, including Chatham House style meetings and the NCUB Annual Lecture.

The Leadership Council is a unique and influential body from NCUB, the only organisation bringing together universities and business to influence government and solve the country's challenges.

To learn more about the benefits of being part of the NCUB network, browse our Membership pages or contact our Membership Team.

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Innovation, regional economic growth, and the UK’s productivity problem

Amongst the UK’s most pressing economic problems is the profound disparities in economic performance between different regions.

A renaissance in UK manufacturing

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has grown a global reputation as a model for successful collaborative research.

Celebrating the “transformational impact” on insurance policy wording

A collaboration between the University of Nottingham and law firm Browne Jacobson LLP has led to a “transformational impact” on how the firm drafts insurance policies.

Training the Nursing Associates of tomorrow

Teesside University’s School of Health and Life Sciences and Maria Mallaband Care Group are working together to train care assistants to become Nursing Associates.

UWE Bristol’s Digital InnovationFund: Now is the time to innovate

In response to Covid-19, UWE Bristol has launched a Digital Innovation Fund to help businesses to innovate during these turbulent times.

Finding an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

The University of Sussex is working with TauRx Therapeutics Ltd, which aims to commercialise products for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of neurodegenerative diseases.

Loughborough University research supports ResilienceDirect

Loughborough University has worked with the Cabinet Office and Airbox Systems to provide surface water flood nowcasting for the UK Government’s new ResilienceDirect mapping platform.

University of Nottingham SME productivity programme re-purposed to help economic recovery

SMEs can benefit from fully-funded University of Nottingham expertise through a programme to help economic recovery.

Consultancy – a great way to innovate

Businesses can collaborate with universities in a variety of ways, spanning a few hours’ expert advice, specialist teams working on long-term projects and access to world-class R&D facilities.

Innovation and public intervention during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a first-class opportunity for innovation to shine.

Durham University: A partnership approach to easing lockdown

In a partnership spanning seven years, Durham University and IBM have been working together in key areas such as research, teaching and learning, recruitment, and other outreach activities.

Working with business throughout your academic career: working with and spinning out your own business

Academic collaboration with industry is becoming increasingly important, with the evolution of REF and the significance attached to impact.

Loughborough University: Smart homes flatten peak energy demand

Research undertaken by Loughborough University’s CREST – in partnership with STA and Advance Further Energy – reveals the positive impacts of domestic smart energy technologies.

Graduate startup selected for NHS-Government initiative to tackle social isolation during Covid-19

Loughborough University telecare startup was selected for Techforce 19, to find digital solutions to support the vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Business partnership with The Open University and video company

Executive Interviews embarked on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which link a business with an academic or research organisation and a graduate, with the Open University.

SEPnet wins £370k to fund collaborative PhDs with SMEs

The University of Surrey will lead a SEPnet project to launch collaborative PhD opportunities with SMEs.

Long term collaboration – materially successful?

For decades, Rolls-Royce has collaborated with experts from academia, progressing the science and understanding that underpins its product base in fiercely competitive global markets.

Partnership for Innovation in Education Project enables 104 collaborations

The Partnership for Innovation in Education project is an innovative and collaborative initiative.

Prosiect Partneriaeth Arloesi ym myd Addysg yn galluogi 104 o gydweithrediadau

Mae'r prosiect Partneriaeth Arloesi ym myd Addysg yn fenter arloesol a chydweithredol a ariennir gan Gyngor Cyllido Addysg Uwch Cymru

Novel organ preservation device to reduce transplant waiting list

A novel system that preserves the condition of donor organs for longer, is easy to transport and affordable, has been developed by Newcastle University and ScubaTx™.

Scoping for the Development and hosting of the SŴN Conference in South East Wales

The Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) allowed education and industry partners to establish strategic relationships through short term placements

Cwmpasu Datblygu a Chynnal Cynhadledd SŴN yn Ne-ddwyrain Cymru

Roedd y Rhaglen Cy-ddealltwriaeth strategol (SIP) yn caniatáu i bartneriaid addysg a diwydiant sefydlu perthynas strategol drwy leoliadau tymor byr

The University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

The University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards recognise and celebrate high-quality research-led innovation at all levels.

Identifying TV industry skills gaps and training needs in Wales

The Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) allowed education and industry partners to establish strategic relationships through short term placements.

Adnabod bylchau sgiliau ac anghenion hyfforddi’r diwydiant teledu yng Nghymru

Roedd y Rhaglen Cyd-ddealltwriaeth Strategol (SIP) yn caniatáu i bartneriaid addysg a diwydiant sefydlu perthynas strategol drwy leoliadau tymor byr.

USW Exchange and South Wales Business School launch SME support series, BizX

BizX, an online SME support series officially launches this month to USW's business community.

Cyfnewidfa PDC a Ysgol Fusnes De Cymru yn lansio cyfres cefnogi BBACH, BizX

Mae BizX, cyfres cefnogi BBACH ar-lein, sy'n cael ei chyd-ddatblygu gan Jonathan Deacon (Athro marchnata, ysgol fusnes De Cymru) a Chris Wright (Rheolwr USW Exchange) yn lansio'n swyddogol y mis hwn i gymuned fusnes PDC.

Loughborough University partners with Torpey on the hurley of the future

Loughborough University has collaborated with leading sports equipment manufacturer Torpey as it launches the hurley of the future.

Prestigious award win for MMU's smart mobile water device developed in industry collaboration

A collaboration between MMU and a local manufacturer to develop a smart mobile water metering device has won a top award for university-industry projects.

New Industrial Policy and Insight Centre to accelerate manufacturing in the Midlands

A new Centre aimed at boosting manufacturing in the Midlands has been launched at Loughborough University.

The Access Group welcomed to new global HQ

Leicestershire County Council and Loughborough University celebrated completion of global HQ for The Access Group at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park.

New Centre to improve sustainability within the UK chemical industry

Loughborough University will lead a new Government initiative to revolutionise resource management in the UK’s £32 billion chemical industry

Loughborough University leads development of unique health app

Experts at Loughborough University have teamed up with Holland and Barrett to create a unique personalised health and fitness app.

New Covid-19 RNA test gives accurate results within minutes

University of Birmingham researchers have invented a COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to under five, and delivers accurate results. 

Keele celebrates four years of business support with relaunch of Keele Gateway

Keele University has supported the growth and development of hundreds of local businesses since its Business Gateway was launched four years ago.

What are the emerging impacts of COVID-19 on the graduate labour market?

Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence for Prospects at Jisc, has been monitoring the impact of Covid-19 on the labour market, particularly for graduates.

University of Birmingham launches new Student Knowledge Exchange Project

The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Keele University has launched the ‘Student Knowledge Exchange Re-imagined’ project.

Loughborough University technology aims to revolutionise drinks industry

Loughborough University researchers have developed a new platform technology that provides rapid screening of microorganisms in drinks,

How has Covid-19 impacted policy priorities?

Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London, explains why now is the time to invest more, not less in research and innovation.

Keele launches plan to aid local post-pandemic recovery

Keele University has partnered with key local & regional organisations to launch ambitious plans to strengthen the area’s recovery.

Fostering Collaborations in Digital and Data Science

Greg Slabaugh, Professor of Computer Vision and AI at QMUL suggests 12 simple ways for businesses to collaborate with a university in digital and data science.

Molecular ‘cookie cutter’ technique could provide key for Covid drug discovery

University of Birmingham researchers are working to isolate and extract COVID-19, for future anti-viral drugs.

How has Covid-19 impacted policy priorities?

Helen Higson, Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor at Aston University, argues that Covid-19 poses new challenges. This article was first published as part of the State of the Relationship 2020 report.

SAS International and Loughborough University – a winning partnership

A collaboration between SAS International and Loughborough University has advanced the design and manufacture of novel earthquake-resistant metal ceilings.

Huge productivity increase and cost-savings from KTP

Saltburn-based Peel Jones Copper Products is set to grow capacity by 15% per year thanks to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Teesside University.

University of Sussex anti-fungal compounds could save crops and lives

The University of Campinas in Brazil is collaborating with the University of Sussex to combat a fungal disease which has decimated cocoa production.

A flexible solution for autonomous learning

Birmingham City University has used a specially adapted Sage Qualifications course to help give Accounting students crucial skills for the future.

University of Sussex spin-out uses machine learning for flood risk simulations

Ambiental Risk Analytics has teamed up with a newly established University of Sussex spin out company to automate the calibration of flood risk simulations.

Improving competitiveness and productivity through KTPs

KTPs are a cost-effective way to undertake commercially orientated R&D by accessing research expertise your organisation may not have in-house.

Finding nano-scale technological solutions to real world problems

Alan Dalton, Professor of Materials Physics at the University of Sussex, has developed a way of producing nanomaterial inks and assembling them into coatings.

Graduate startup revolutionising prosthetics

How a Loughborough University graduate startup is transforming the manufacture and distribution of prosthetic limbs.

Turning ideas into £36 million with the University of Sussex

Biopharmaceutical company Enterprise Therapeutics is working with the University of Sussex to build research and expertise in the UK’s increasingly vibrant biotechnology sector.

Opportunity for 100 women to retrain in tech

One hundred women across the north and midlands will have the chance to retrain in the digital sector thanks to a new online programme.

Creating SUSTAINable supply chains

Researchers at Loughborough University are working with organisations to develop environmentally sustainable, cost-effective and resilient supply chains.

Degree apprenticeships: an SME perspective

Managing Partner at Elliott Associates, David Pearson, discusses why the business is a firm advocate of Degree Apprenticeships.

University of Birmingham partners with Birmingham City Council to deliver degree apprenticeships

The University of Birmingham has signed an agreement with Birmingham City Council to address skills gap.

Sheffield Hallam launches research centre for physical activity

Sheffield Hallam University has opened a research centre for developing innovations that will increase physical activity and improve population health.

Innovative event format to successfully engage with SMEs

AIMday is a bespoke academic-industry networking event format, which has been licenced out to 17 universities worldwide.

Driving Innovation: industry and university solving modern challenges

Highlights of an event showcasing successful industry-university partnerships at the University of Plymouth.

Research funding, universities and the place agenda

Examining the relationship between R&D and local economic growth seemed like a timely topic for the 9th roundtable in LSBU’s ongoing Policy Breakfast Series.

First Masterships students celebrate success

The UK’s first eMBA students to graduate on the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard are celebrating excellent results from Cranfield University.

Lifelong learning key to plugging skills shortages

New employees need transferable skills to adapt to the changing needs of the organisation and to fill any shortages that may arise in future.

Crowdfunding your way to success

When you team up an entrepreneur who is launching an innovative new app with an ARU academic with expertise in real-world business economics, both parties benefit.

Abertay unveils £5.5m School of Design and Informatics

A new £5.5m videogames and cyber security space at Abertay University has been hailed “an important investment in Scotland’s future".

Engines of knowledge and growth in Scotland

A major report focused on how Scotland’s universities can improve engagement with industry and boost contribution to economic growth is underway.

SETsquared ranked global #1 university business incubator for third time

The SETsquared Partnership has been ranked the global number one university business incubator by leading research and advisory firm, UBI Global.

A thriving and inclusive graduate enterprise ecosystem

 Over the years, many companies, including numerous household names, have been launched by Loughborough graduates.

Faculty of Science and Engineering firing-up for industry engagement day

More than 200 professionals drawn from government, academia and industry will explore new collaborative opportunities.

Translate: a partnership to realise medical technologies innovation in the Leeds City Region

The Translate partnership has generated a step-change in levels of collaboration with industry and healthcare.

Pioneering business school to create generation of disruptors and digital entrepreneurs

SurreyIDEA is launching a high-tech programme to engage and inspire a younger demographic.

BBC and partners announce new apprenticeship to drive data skills in the UK

A new degree apprenticeship has been created to give people the skills to help the BBC and others stay ahead in a data-driven future.

One startup's journey through Imperial's entrepreneurial ecosystem

CustoMem’s journey highlights the breadth and interaction of knowledge exchange and entrepreneurial support structures at Imperial College London.

RECOVER: it started with a print

With crime rates rising and the number of solved criminal cases at an all-time low, a serendipitous discovery made at Loughborough University is set to revolutionise forensic science.

Cranfield and Network Rail launch supply chain and logistics educational partnership

Network Rail and Cranfield School of Management have agreed an educational partnership.

Turning new ideas into commercial realities

A University of Cambridge spin-out has commercialised a new cancer diagnostic based on cutting-edge genomics and molecular approaches.

University of Derby and Chatsworth team up to measure stately home’s economic impact

The KTP aims to provide the team at Chatsworth with the skills needed to accurately assess the effect that the estate.

Universities of the North: what we learned

The Universities of North event in Hull proved that universities committed to working collaboratively can deliver huge benefits economically, socially and environmentally.

New entrepreneurial impact ranking places Queen's University top

Queen’s University has achieved first-place in a new ranking that identifies the universities most effective at commercialising academic research.

Collaboration for clean and sustainable growth

The Centre for Global Eco-innovation was established to place Lancaster University’s environmental research at the heart of driving innovation for Clean and Sustainable Growth.

KTP to develop world-class footwear for demanding environments

Specialist footwear company WearerTech is leading in world-class footwear for demanding environments, thanks to a successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Salford.

Sheffield Hallam launches industry-leading food engineering research centre

Sheffield Hallam University has launched the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE).

A degree apprenticeship model that guarantees a job

For the last 20 years Network75 has seen students graduating into 100% employment after studying part-time whilst working, graduating with zero debt from fees.

Tackling global cyber security: Cardiff University and Airbus

Pioneering collaboration leads to the Airbus Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics, working across industry, academia and government.

Bespoke high-level skills solution for Industry 4.0

The University of Salford has partnered with Siemens to deliver a bespoke workforce development solution addressing skills deficits in manufacturing automation.

Joint venture offers free digital tech training and advice for accountants

Northumbria University and Sage welcome accountants across the England to take part in a free training and advice course in digital skills.

Promoting active and healthy lifestyles through engagement with professional sports

The University of Salford Business School is partnering with professional sports clubs to help drive fitness among fans.

Major businesses back MK:U and improved STEM education for UK undergraduates

Big businesses unite to launch supporters group for the creation of a new STEM-focused university in Milton Keynes, MK:U.

Leading the field in green business

The University of Hertfordshire and industry leading experts BRE Group and Rothamsted Research are providing access to facilities, incubation and research to provide a unique and exciting opportunity for innovators.

KTP develops cutting edge technical solutions for marketers

Mezzo Labs and the University of Westminster’s relationship was founded on the desire to ensure industry relevance in courses and produce industry ready graduates.

Leading the way in the autonomous vehicle revolution

Working with public and private sector partners, the Oxford University spinout company Oxbotica is helping the UK lead the way in the autonomous vehicle revolution.

The UCL AI Centre: helping shape the future of technology

The launch of the UCL AI Centre combined celebration with optimism about the many potential benefits of AI, in an important collaboration with Cisco to create the next generation of AI leadership and talent.

City to lead new doctoral training programmes in AI and cyber security

Supported by EIT Digital, City, University of London’s AI Research Centre and Institute for Cyber Security will lead two new doctoral training programmes.

The future is BTECs

Pearson worked with employers, employer representatives, providers and higher education institutions to develop career-focussed BTECs in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

West Midlands’ BPFS sector gives London a run for its money

In the 12 months since its new head office was established in the region, HSBC UK will have generated £540 million of wealth for the West Midlands.

The pipeline is technically flawed

There is an acknowledged shortfall in the number of people educated to Levels 4 and 5 in England - the principle cause of this is the significant number of learners who are failing to progress from lower levels.

Dispelling the myths of university-business KTPs

Are KTPs for established businesses, just for SMEs or for high-tech businesses? Do universities keep the IP? KTP Manager at the University of Nottingham, Paul Yeomans takes a look.

Degree apprenticeships: the Youthforce case study

Open University's Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship was the perfect fit Youthforce to develop 'all-rounders' who can understand the small business end-to-end.

New research debunks student stereotypes

An in-depth study into the 2019 UK student population challenges persistent stereotypes.

International award for collaborative Poppyscotland veterans' project

A project between Abertay University and Poppyscotland wins award recognising outstanding commercial and student digital titles used for education or training.

South Wales Business Clinic: bridging the gap between theory and practice

The South Wales Business Clinic at the University of South Wales enables students to participate in a consultancy firm to provide advice to companies.

Technicians make it happen at Manchester Metropolitan University

Kate Dixon outlines initiatives in place at Man Met enabling Technical Services to overcome the national technical skills shortage.

Business school develops digitally enabled business clinic to boost SME productivity

The project will determine whether a DEBC concept is a cost-effective way for SMEs to interact with a local university.

Life after uni: the internships encouraging graduates to stay in Nottingham

Internship initiative at the University of Nottingham creates job opportunities for students.

Cranfield and Thales to work together to unlock potential of new aviation technologies

Agreement will see Cranfield University and Thales explore closer collaboration in areas such as unmanned aerial systems and digital aviation security.

Data science for smart bike sharing

City scholars embark on a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with Beryl with assistance from Innovate UK.

The state of UK skills

The Open University Business Barometer shows that employers are spending £4.4 billion a year to recruit workers with the skills they need.

Severn Trent seeks collaborators through konfer

Working with konfer is a natural fit: Severn Trent has a proud history of working with other water companies, but there’s lots more we can learn from outside of the industry too.

Creative Cardiff: a model for creative collaboration

The Creative Cardiff network established by Cardiff University's Creative Economy Unit is widely recognised as a model for creative collaboration.

SurreyIDEA: A pioneering academy to help social mobility

A ground-breaking initiative from the University of Surrey is launching an inspiring innovation and digital enterprise academy, SurreyIDEA.

Railway research collaboration wins prestigious industry award

The partnership between the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education and Abtus Ltd won in the small-scale project category.

Transforming research commercialisation: the Northern Accelerator story

An innovative collaboration between universities is driving a step change in the commercialisation of research.

University pledges to collaborate with leading games company

Games company Double Eleven has entered into a partnership with Teesside University to deliver more opportunities for graduates in the region

Cultural collaboration boosts Staffordshire economy

Recently-launched Keele Deal | Culture is a landmark agreement between Keele University and local partners to realise the full potential of the University’s cultural resources and assets.

Celebration as Dyson School building for design engineers of the future opens

With its first cohort of MEng students set to graduate this year, Imperial’s Dyson School of Design Engineering has officially opened.

York Festival of Ideas asks: what have universities ever done for us?

The debate will also focus on the vital importance of continued investment in arts and humanities and the need for close cultural partnerships between universities and the arts sector.

Universities launch £7.1m programme to enhance productivity for local businesses

The University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham collaborate to support SMEs in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Unlocking growth opportunities through business-university collaboration

At the University of Portsmouth, we want to show businesses what the opportunities are and how they can take advantage of them to grow.

The added value of awards

Loughborough University’s Enterprise Awards are an excellent way to share success stories while supporting the networks that nurture new areas of work.

Yr Egin: igniting Wales’ creative future

A creative and digital cluster housed within an award-winning building, Yr Egin brings businesses in rural West Wales together to share resources, expertise and ideas.

Adding value to KE engagement the 'One Lancaster' way

Lancaster University Knowledge Exchange (KE) staff are forging new ways of working across campus, while applying innovative techniques to engagement with collaborators.

Urban M project peer review: a design-led process

Urban M collaborative project’s peer review sessions set out to analyse the relevance and transferability of maker space policies across Europe.

New masterclass to prepare students for independent living

Leapskills workshops developed by Unite Students will offer schools and colleges resources to teach pupils about independent living.

New partnership strengthens commercialisation route for green chemicals research

The University of Nottingham has moved a step closer to its goal of commercialising research into developing sustainable chemicals.

Cranfield students win prize in Unilever Ice-cream Innovation Accelerator competition

Eight multi-disciplinary student teams were asked to respond to real-life challenges posed by Unilever’s Ice Cream Division.

New Music Centre at the heart of creative hub

The building will allow the University to provide first class facilities for talented students.

Delivering innovation in healthcare through creative collaboration models

AstraZeneca and its global biologics R&D arm, MedImmune, have built a collaborative alliance with the University of Cambridge.

Goldsmiths to create Enterprise Hub for Lewisham

Hundreds of local businesses stand to benefit from a new space for local enterprise and entrepreneurship to be built at Goldsmiths, University of London.

We must show university’s true value to disrupt graduate underemployment

Industry placements, work experience, societies or travel opportunities create candidates with the mindset that big employers like Accenture are looking for.

Success for small business in Yorkshire in Leeds Beckett awards

Five early-stage businesses scooped the 2019 Business Advantage Awards run by Leeds Beckett University.

M&S CEO announces placement programme for Queen’s students

Marks & Spencer CEO Steve Rowe has announced a new placement programme for Queen's students.

Business innovation programme announces second phase

Academics, professionals and students from Keele University are working in collaboration with local businesses to develop new products, services and processes.

A great business base speaks for itself

Home to more than 75 companies and a workforce of over 2,200 people, LUSEP is a dynamic innovation community of start-ups, SMEs and multinationals.

Bournemouth University and Dorset’s Integrated Care System launch major new partnership

University's partnership with local NHS and industry aims to use innovation to drive forward improvements in healthcare.

Funding announced for Nottingham Lakeside Arts creative industry internships

Nottingham Lakeside Arts at the University of Nottingham has been awarded funding to encourage and enable its students to pursue a career in the creative industries.

How the OU’s degree apprenticeships put quality at the top of the agenda

The Open University’s apprenticeships help address skills gaps in key areas, including digital, management, social work and nursing.

Key Cardiff role in £14m UK IoT Security Centre

Cardiff will work with other leading universities and industry as part of the PETRAS.

AI start-up helps steel industry oral history project

Steel Stories is a joint project carried out by Teesside University and Kirkleatham Museum to record the lives of Teesside’s men and women of iron and steel.

Smart Energy Network study launches at London South Bank University

A smart energy network designed to supply sustainable energy to local business districts of the future, is being trialled by London South Bank University and partners.

How schools engagement links into informed decisions

At Linklaters, aside from aspiring to be a ‘best in class’ law firm, we want to be ‘best in class’ for D&I.

The Humber sets out ambition to be decarbonisation global leader

Marketing Humber has forged a close working relationship with the University of Hull to pave the way in combating climate change.

University consortium to deliver police degree apprenticeships

Canterbury Christ Church University joins initiative to help meet the needs of 21st century policing.

Southampton to join new UK-wide cyber security network

Experts from the University of Southampton will be part of a UK-wide cyber security network.

King's joins city powerhouse to give legal advice to businesses

King's Legal Clinic and PwC's UK Legal network are teaming up to offer free legal advice to members of the public and small businesses who might not usually be able to afford such legal support.

University offers funded graduate apprenticeships in civil engineering

The University of Aberdeen's new Graduate Apprenticeship BEng Civil Engineering programme starts in September 2019.

Can technology help bridge the gap between study and employment?

Within universities, strengthening links with industry has made undergraduate study more relevant and meaningful while also helping young people develop contacts in their chosen sector.

#digitechfutures campaign highlights BU’s strength in the digital and technology sectors

The campaign highlighted BU’s quality, impact and future vision in the digital and technological sectors, which is part of the University’s BU2025 strategy.

Coventry University and FEV join forces to launch £50m centre for cleaner mobility

The Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems is an innovative collaboration between Coventry University and FEV Group.

Improving social mobility through meaningful partnership

Dr Mohammed Jakhara at the University of Derby explains how working with schools to develop outstanding teachers can help promote social mobility.

Putting the UK at the forefront of wireless communications

A collaboration between Lancaster University, Glasgow University and industrial partners aims to put the UK at the forefront of millimetre wave wireless communications technology.

Innovators sought for business accelerator programme

Launched in 2018, BioAccelerate is a business accelerator helping to commercialise innovation in the biosciences, healthcare, agri-tech and food and drink sectors.

Barclays and Cranfield University help entrepreneurs take flight

AvTech Eagle Lab launched at Cranfield University is a co-working space for ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow.

New role to strengthen links between Newcastle University and the community

Newcastle University’s first Dean of Engagement and Place will help Newcastle University create stronger local partnerships.

National Apprenticeships Week attracts employers to Northumbria

Employers visited Northumbria University, Newcastle to hear how degree and higher apprenticeships can strengthen their recruitment strategies.

Networking Academy: Commitment to digital skills in action

Over the past 20 years, Cisco academies have trained more than 9,260,000 students in digital skills across 180 countries.

Aston, Minerva and University of Birmingham to launch new investor network

Minerva Business Angels partners with Aston University and University of Birmingham Enterprise to launch new angel investor network for Birmingham.

How to design the best Degree Apprenticeship programmes

Jade Westwood, Degree Apprenticeships Manager at the University of Birmingham on the future of Degree Apprenticeships and the lessons learnt.

Salford impact boosts the region

New report shines a light on the contribution that the University and its students make to Salford, Greater Manchester and beyond.

UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ creates industry-ready graduates

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) is a joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing.

How do you create a best practice Business Engagement team?

Gurmit Kler, Director of Business Engagement at the University of Birmingham shares her top tips on how to build a successful business engagement team.

RMS collaboration with the University of Salford a huge success

Working in collaboration with the University of Salford’s art department, marketing agency RMS produced a creative brief for the students to tackle.

Blue Bear and Cranfield create drone experiment corridor

The experimentation corridor will enable drones and unmanned aircraft to fly in the same airspace as manned aircraft.

Using innovation to change lives and improve communities

Ingenuity is the University of Nottingham’s annual innovation competition designed to discover and support a generation of social and commercial innovators in the UK and beyond.

Partnership to develop life-saving maritime autonomous technology

The research partnership between Thales and the University of Southampton will help to shape the future of the Royal Navy.

UCL showcases EdTech startups to universities minister

Chris Skidmore met with UCL researchers and entrepreneurs involved in developing start-ups which are creating world-class EdTech products and services.

Heads Up for free digital support to small firms

The pilot project will see Enterprise Nation and Brunel working with 600 micro and small companies to help them to improve cash flow and sales.

Queen Mary University of London launches UK’s first undergraduate degree for social change

The Charted Manager Degree Apprenticeship (Social Change) is the first and to date only programme specifically focused on social change.

EDF Energy embeds employees at University of Manchester to drive nuclear progress

EDF Energy and the EDF group have been working in partnership with the University of Manchester to support resilient and cost effect nuclear energy.

Partnership takes off between University of Sunderland and aircraft giant

World-leading airport passenger and cargo service Swissport International Ltd has announced an exclusive partnership with the University of Sunderland.

LSE champions female entrepreneurs

Based in the co-working space at LSE Generate and in partnership with SAP, the Girls Lounge will offer young women across the School a place to collaborate.

Dare Academy game design competition reloaded for 2019

Returning for a third year, Dare Academy will showcase the work of games students from across Abertay’s School of Design and Informatics.

Why a business incubation programme is beneficial for start-ups and universities

To help inspire students, Pearson Business School launched a Business Incubator Programme, an opportunity for a new edtech startup to move into its campus.

Keele University-led cultural collaboration to boost local economy

A new collaboration between local cultural and civic organisations, led by Keele University, is set to boost the local economy by £36m over the next decade.

10 ways the University of Plymouth worked with businesses to change the world in 2018

Rich Adams, Corporate Project Manager at the University of Plymouth, shares his top ten collaborations with businesses in 2018.

Out of the lab and into the marketplace: PhD student takes health technology research global

Abigail Martin got a chance to go out and test if there is a market for her academic invention, a 3D model human lung that can be grown in a laboratory.

How the Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship is elevating leaders in the workplace

The Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA) provides a means of satisfying the growing need for skilled leaders in the workplace.

University of Surrey launches degree apprenticeship

Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey has announced the launch of their first degree apprenticeship in collaboration with leading training provider Qube Learning.

Working in partnership to deliver a high-quality degree apprenticeship

Manchester Metropolitan University and Lloyds Banking Group were quick to grasp the opportunities presented by Degree Apprenticeships.

Teesside University hailed for outstanding apprenticeship provision

Ofsted examined Teesside University’s Higher Apprenticeship provision across five categories, rating every area as outstanding.

HPC: Orchestrating industrial collaboration to address UK’s economic and social challenges

HPC entered into a collaboration with the University of Bath, School of Management, leading to the creation of a world-class research centre.

Ground-breaking ceremony for new Access Group HQ in Loughborough

The ground-breaking ceremony officially marked the start of work on The Access Group’s new 100,000 sq ft building due to open in July 2020.

More than just a science park: 10 reasons to choose Thornton

From extensive on-site capability to its convenient location, here are 10 reasons for businesses to choose the University of Chester's Thornton Science Park.

Using gaming to check vision

With support from the Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies, researchers have established Vision Game Labs at the University of South Wales.

Final cohort completes Unlocking Growth Potential programme

A hugely successful business growth programme at the University of Nottingham came to a close last month.

The Allen key effect – Swedish style

Leeds Beckett's eight-year association with IKEA is reaping rewards and the student IKEA project has morphed into a three-year scholarship deal with the university.

Welsh Government and Thales to work together on £20m cyber centre

The National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC), located in Blaenau Gwent will be delivered by Thales in collaboration with the University of South Wales (USW).

Supporting a resilient financial market system

LSE has a formal partnership with Swiss Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers, to support a research programme on monetary policy and long-term investment.

A new class of medicine

Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Dundee are engaged in a collaboration to develop a new class of medicine.

Innovative project to explore how fishing net waste can be reused

W&J Knox Ltd is partnering with Abertay University on an environmentally-friendly new project that they hope will divert tonnes of waste away from landfill.

International Aviation Academy® to open up opportunities

Cranfield University and Aviation Skills Partnership have announced new Academy to meet skill shortage in the aviation and aerospace industry.

At the forefront of fighting antibiotic resistance

At the forefront of the fight against antibiotic resistance is a partnership between Ingenza Ltd, and Dr Mathew Upton from the University of Plymouth

PD Ports to create future leaders through degree apprenticeships

PD Ports has joined forces with Teesside University to launch a new bespoke Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship.

Oxford University Innovation Incubator relaunches with new startup offer

The Oxford University Innovation (OUI) Incubator has relaunched with a new deal on equity and access to finance for Oxford University startups.

Launch of toolkit to support female entrepreneurs

Nottingham-based entrepreneurs and Nottingham University Business School's Dr O’Neil have created a toolkit designed to help women define their own success.

Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies

Birmingham health researchers, with industry partners, have been awarded £1.1 million to investigate patients’ experience of cell and gene therapies.

Loughborough University partnership is weaving new products for Lurex

A partnership between Loughborough University and Lurex® is helping the company to develop innovative yarns and enter new product markets.

The Energy Estuary: shaping the future of offshore wind

A project called Aura, has been established to consolidate the UK’s position as a world leader in the offshore wind sector.

Abingdon Health launches App that transforms a Smartphone into a rapid analytical tool

Abingdon Health, tenant of the biomedical incubator BioHub Birmingham®, has launched an intuitive software application.

A networked partnership to tackle climate risk

ClimateWise, the insurance industry’s climate risk and societal resilience group, brings together organisations from across the insurance industry with academics.

Loughborough University and Rolls-Royce: a powerful partnership

This cutting-edge research is driven by real industrial challenges and generates innovative technologies for current and next generation low emission gas turbine engines.

BEN scoops Collaborate to  Innovate award

The Balanced Energy Network (BEN) project, featuring Cranfield University, has won The Engineer’s ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ Energy and Environment Award.

AI and robotics: the future of space exploration

The University of Surrey is leading a new multi-million pound hub which will develop AI and robotics that could change the face of future space missions.

£24m Nottingham research facility opens to transform UK manufacturing in the digital age

A flagship research facility is opening its doors at the University of Nottingham to help future-proof UK industry in a competitive global market.

Photonics – impacting our daily lives

The Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton expands its long term collaboration with industry.

Loughborough University publishes vision to nurture nationwide economic growth

Loughborough University has launched the Loughborough Area of Innovation – a vision for University-led growth aligned to the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

Boosting sales through best practice insight

The Sytner Group contacted the University of Leicester’s School of Business to develop a new training and development programme to enhance their sales performance.

Transcribe Bentham hackathon

UCL and IBM collaborated for a hackathon that brought computer scientists together with digital humanitarians.

Leeds receives £10m investment for AI and digital pathology

The successful partnership bid embraces a network of nine NHS hospitals, seven universities and 10 industry-leading medical technology companies.

Pushing the boundaries at Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London works with business partners on research and innovation, curriculum development, public engagement, social responsibility and more.

Cranfield University and Jomoo collaborate on bringing the Nano Membrane Toilet to market

A research group at Cranfield University are developing a reinvented toilet that treats human waste onsite without external energy or water.

New AI centre for Scotland to innovate and transform healthcare

iCAIRD brings together a pan-Scotland collaboration of 15 partners from across academia, the NHS, and industry.

Hertfordshire Science Partnership

Hertfordshire Science Partnership offers facilities and research talent in a state-of-the-art science building for the benefit of local and regional businesses.

Beyond borders: the Glasgow University innovation district

The University of Glasgow’s £1bn campus redevelopment is its single biggest estates project in more than 150 years.

Abertay University to lead £11.7m cybersecurity project as part of Tay Cities Deal

Based on the Abertay campus in Dundee and run with core partners the new ‘cyberQuarter’ will be a cluster of academic and industry activity.

Abertay students tackle real-life problems posed by high-profile businesses

More than 120 Abertay University students have tackled complex problems posed by high-profile companies such as Heineken, Lloyds and BT.

Using degree apprenticeships to meet regional need

The emergence of employer-led higher and degree apprenticeships provided a new opportunity for Sheffield Hallam University.

Digital Shift: Transforming Calderdale’s digital and creative landscape

Leeds Beckett’s aim in Calderdale is two-fold; we want to play a part in growing the digital eco-system, and have an impact on local startups’ bottom lines.

New home, new alliances

As part of the relocation process to Birmingham, HSBC has been forging closer links with universities and other important stakeholders in the Midlands.

Business leaders come together to discover new concept in personal air mobility

The Volante Vision Concept previews a luxurious flying autonomous hybrid-electric vehicle with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities.

What do enquiries to the University of Plymouth tell us about South West businesses?

Handling hundreds of enquiries a year gives us unique insights into what is on the mind of South West businesses. Here are some themes that we have picked up.

University of York, Screen Yorkshire and the BFI secure creative cluster funding

The Creative Media Labs programme will establish Yorkshire and Humber as a leader in digital storytelling.

Fujitsu and Nottingham Trent University collaborate to improve the wellbeing and safety

The partnership will see partners addressing some of the issues and challenges customers, employees and students face through wellbeing and safety projects.

Join our new co-working community for start-ups

To support the growing number of local start-ups, Loughborough University is launching an exciting pilot for new businesses – a dedicated incubator.

Centre for Custom Medical Devices to create new generation of 3D healthcare innovations

The centre brings together multidisciplinary expertise to explore the full potential of additive manufacturing in the healthcare sector.

New technology transfer network set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands

Partnership will support spin-out companies, helping them obtain finance, expertise, and accelerating rate at which innovations are able to be commercialised.

Working with academics: what businesses need to know

Businesses that have not previously collaborated with universities often do not know what to expect when they start working with academics. Rich Adams shares his insights.

The contribution of international academics to UK must be recognised, say researchers

Immigrant academics in the UK record forty per cent more international public engagement activities than their native-born colleagues.

Semiconductors: unsung heroes of the modern world

IQE holds the lion’s share of the global CS materials market and has worked with Cardiff University for decades - the collaboration has now intensified.

Digital opportunities showcased at MEU conference

Over 80 academics, stakeholders and digital experts gathered at Coventry University to discuss how the Midlands can create a digital workforce fit for the future.

Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) in the mining industry

CDE secured a KTP with Ulster University to apply its cutting-edge Design research into the Engineering sector.

Anchor for growth

Heriot-Watt University’s Robotics evolution is an exemplar of local and global collaboration, combining research and industry partnerships with skills development.

A showcase of collaboration between business and academia

Thales and its university partners have given a rare glimpse into the future of technology with its first academic showcase at Reading.

Why a diverse workforce is the key to success for any organisation

Hema Marshall, Head of Strategy & Sales Acceleration at Cisco discusses inclusion and diversity and what it means to the business.

Addressing the shortage of work experience placements with Placer

Our new app Placer has been created to help students gain easy access to the broadest possible range of relevant work experience and graduate job opportunities.

Brighton: the seaside town that fuses the arts with technology

18.5% of Brighton’s digital tech businesses are classified as high growth – more than Cambridge and Oxford. So, what is the secret to its growth?

Keltbray and City, University of London announce Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Keltbray Group and City, University of London have been awarded funding for a KTP which will result in advancements in deep foundation design and construction.

Innovation vouchers kick-start global cancer initiative

Paxman Coolers, a SME based in Huddersfield, manufacture scalp cooling devices to reduce hair loss in cancer patients during chemotherapy.

Work begins on world's first electric race airplane

This ground-breaking partnership between Air Race E and the University of Nottingham will have a huge impact across the electric aviation industry.

Digital business programme boosts tech businesses in the M3 region

Global no. 1 university business incubator SETsquared is the enterprise partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.

Iceland’s energy powers cheaper and greener scientific research

A collaboration between Jisc and Verne Global to provide access to data centres in Iceland is delivering many benefits to the research community.

Recycling Technologies - a scalable solution to the problem of plastic waste

Recycling Technologies Ltd was established to develop an idea originating at the University of Warwick to convert mixed waste plastic into a chemical feedstock.

University of Lincoln to bring higher education to South Kesteven

New centre will enable degrees and degree-level apprenticeships, diplomas and short courses to be delivered in Grantham by the University of Lincoln.

BioHub Birmingham® develops new incubator space to meet increasing demand for biomedical facilities

University of Birmingham Enterprise's BioHub Birmingham® is constructing 5,000sq ft of self-contained laboratory and office suites.

Take-aways from the 2018 MEG Survey on Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

The MEG survey set out to capture the views of 17 MEG members and one non-MEG member concerning the delivery of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

Keltbray and City announce design and innovation collaboration

The resulting technical solutions will yield unprecedented efficiencies in the construction of foundations.

Camstent Ltd and University of Nottingham collaboration shortlisted for national award

Bacteria resistant materials discovered by scientists at the University of Nottingham have been developed for medical use by the company Camstent.

Building a Civil Service fit for the 21st Century

The Government now owns its own coherent L&D curriculum and can develop the skills and competencies it needs to equip a more effective, modern Civil Service.

Metro Bank and Cranfield launch first of its kind banking master’s-level apprenticeship

Over 30 employees from Metro Bank will become the first cohort to undertake the two-year part-time degree offered by Cranfield.

Leeds Beckett and IKEA partnership shortlisted for national award

Leeds Beckett’s partnership with retail giant IKEA has been shortlisted for the annual Times Higher Education awards.

Digital Degree Apprenticeships - exciting developments in Wales

In collaboration with local employers, FE partners and private training providers, UWTSD is developing a range of alternative modes of study.

Ørsted nurtures the foundations of an affordable future

Ørsted recognises the importance of developing strong links with academia in order to cement the UK’s position as world leader in the offshore wind industry.

Revolutionising Rail

This year has seen the leadership and work of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.

Towards a sustainable alternative to palm oil for food, fuels and beyond

University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies has rapidly become an important hub for sustainable chemistry in the UK.

Cranfield logistics and supply chain management Master's degree now eligible for apprenticeship levy

Cranfield School of Management now offers a suite of Master’s level apprenticeships through its MastershipsTM programmes.

The New Keele Deal - supporting Staffordshire’s business community

The past few years have been significant for Keele University and its support of the business community in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Student mental health supported by new technology

Data analytics specialist Solutionpath has signed an agreement with UWE Bristol to help provide insight into how students engage with life on campus.

University of Hertfordshire’s industry-defining coffee collaboration

The University of Hertfordshire's partnership with Nestlé Nespresso has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award.

Initiative to educate new mental health nurses

Anglia Ruskin is offering one of the first UK degree apprenticeships in mental health nursing - two cohorts will begin their courses in October.

Anglia Ruskin engineers new apprentice route

Employees of Kier were inducted on the BSc Hons Civil Engineering with Project Management degree apprenticeship at Anglia Ruskin University.

A triple helix partnership

With the help of the BDC and BioVale, two organisations established by the University of York, recognition for the region’s bioeconomy innovation is growing.

KTP helps save traditional printing process

UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research has helped Burleigh Pottery optimise printing processes, which has led to dozens of iconic designs being preserved.

Virtual-reality PlayStation® VR game brings renowned scientist back to life

Sheffield Hallam University's partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe is in the running for a Times Higher Education Award.

Nurturing graduate talent to introduce innovation into businesses

NTU 's pioneering Innovation Community Lab uses graduate talent to introduce an innovative culture into business.

InGAME project to boost UK industry

The Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise project will establish a dedicated research and development centre for the Dundee video games cluster.

Wastewater innovation for a sustainable future

Cranfield University’s strategic partnership with Severn Trent has been in place for over seven years, and covers multiple challenges.

Design. Develop. Publish.

Led by Anglia Ruskin University, REACTOR helps SMEs based in the Cambridgeshire/ Peterborough region to grow through the use of applied gaming techniques.

J.P. Morgan and University of Exeter partner to offer financial services apprenticeship

This marks the first time a Russell Group university has provided apprentice training at degree level in this subject area for a global financial services firm.

Creating the first degree apprenticeship in digital and technology solutions

Capgemini met a significant milestone when the cohort became the country’s first degree apprentices to graduate with a degree in Digital & Technology Solutions.

Improving the lives of people with diabetes

The Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford has the potential to substantially impact future treatment of type 2 diabetes and its complications.

Engaging businesses with arts at the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has a track record of science and engineering partnerships with industry partners like Rolls-Royce, Unilever and Siemens.

University fosters spin-out to commercialise graphene-enhanced elastomers

Grafine Ltd will be based at the University of Manchester’s Innovation Centre and use the University’s world-class facilities for its product development work.

Business incubator alumnus goes from Batteries to Baywatch

With support from the University of Birmingham’s business incubator BizzInn, Birmingham start-up Aceleron has found a better way to build lithium batteries.

Using Big Data to grow small businesses

How the University of Exeter collaborates with the Met Office and other producers of environmental data to drive the business applications of complex data.

Joining the work experience revolution

Manchester Metropolitan University is a trailblazer university in the endeavour to revolutionise the way that students can access work experience.

Forging a partnership between business and law

Linklaters trainees have the opportunity to achieve an MSc in Law, Business and Management, embedding business knowledge into their traditional legal education.

Standing out for enterprise

The University of Chester and Shropshire Council established University Centre Shrewsbury with the aim of it becoming an independent university.

Teesside University in running for national enterprise award

Teesside University has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards as a result of the success of its enterprise engine Launchpad.

Fusing creative thinking with the fundamentals of science

Imperial’s Dyson School of Design Engineering fuses creative design thinking with engineering within a culture of innovation and enterprise.

Collaboration: a big boost for small pharma

Open collaboration with start-ups and universities could help create new medicines and help UK plc to meet its commitment to lift R&D funding.

Brunel Co-Innovate Journeys: Enabling SME/university collaboration

Internal barriers to innovation can be hard for an SME to identify and solve - the Co-Innovate Journeys platform has mechanisms built in to surmount these.

NCUB board member receives CBE

Brunel University London’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Julia Buckingham has been made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, released on Saturday June 9th.

Have scientists cracked clothes to power your phone?

Industrial design researchers at Brunel University London have solved two of the major challenges which prevent everyday items of clothing being used to power personal tech.

Abertay build links with SEGi

New development in Abertay University's partnership with one of Malaysia’s biggest private educational institutions.

Developing Software Security Industry Tools

“Graphic Visualisation of the weakest link attack surfaces of a given online individual or enterprise ecosystem”

Successful entrepreneurs invest in degree apprenticeships

In recognition of the company's hard work and success, Pearl Fit-Out became Business Enterprise Ambassadors of the University of Portsmouth.

Supporting FinTech innovation via industry partnerships - The University of Manchester

The University has recognised FinTech as a transformative sector. But what is FinTech and why do academics collaborate with business and vice versa?

The Tommy Flowers Institute - developing future research leaders

The Tommy Flowers Institute aims to improve the links between academic research and commercial opportunities in the industry.

New research network to support the UK’s food manufacturing digital economy

The network brings together experts to investigate how AI, data analytics and emerging technologies can enhance the digitalisation of the UK food supply chain.

Futureproofing careers in fashion and retail

In 2017, the Fashion Retail Academy partnered with Falmouth University to develop brand new degree-level provision.

Digital skills education for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Sage have collaborated with several regional universities to develop a series of nationally recognised qualifications in computerised accounting and payroll.

Detecting faults: virtual experts bridge gap in engineering industry

In partnership with Siemens, researchers at the University of Lincoln are developing intelligent software that can detect system faults in industrial machines.

Major deal sealed with tech giant

Leading software company, The Access Group, is expanding its headquarters at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP).

Growing the regional economy: a new vision for engineering and tech

Canterbury Christ Church University is working in partnership with local businesses to develop innovative degree-level qualifications.

Keeping commuters cool and communities warm

A partnership between London South Bank University, London Underground, and Islington Council is pioneering the use of waste heat to cut carbon emissions.

Interview with Anne-May Janssen, Head of European Engagement, UUKi

Anne-May Janssen on maximising the Higher Education sector’s profile in Europe and supporting universities to thrive after Brexit.

Innovators come together to find solutions to problems faced by the elderly

Businesses, academics and artists join forces at event aiming to create innovative solutions to the challenges elderly people face.

The international student mobility conundrum: less talk, more change

Newcastle Business School's initiative gives international students greater access to securing work experience, and SMEs the opportunity to bring in new talent.

Why Urban M? The thinking in the making

Project Director, Dr. Steve Harding, Birmingham City University, on the thinking that led to the Urban M project.

Five reasons why businesses can benefit from working with a university

Rich Adams, Corporate Projects Manager at the University of Plymouth, outlines five reasons why businesses can benefit from collaborating with a university.

Enterprise by Design

Bangor University brings students from different subjects together to compete in multi-disciplinary teams, addressing a real business challenge.

Solving the Digital Skills Gap

The Institute of Coding will transform how digital skills are delivered within higher education and across the workplace. Just as the potential is large, so is the challenge.

iCub team wins UK science photography prize for second year running

A humanoid robot learning about how to play from a young child, has won a top UK science photography award