Within our homes and workplaces 60-70% of the energy we use goes on space heating and cooling. In order to protect our planet, prevent rising fuel poverty and provide a secure source of energy for the future it is crucial that we find a renewable source to deliver this energy.
But bigger changes are on the horizon. No matter what device you're using, there's a good chance that you're consuming some type of media content. Soon, that content will respond dynamically to your attention and engagement levels.
Britain's social-care system has reached crisis point. The government has just announced plans for a 6% council tax hike to help cover the costs of an...
This year has seen significant developments in the media industry that will have long lasting effects going well beyond 2016. Every major media trend from this past year centred around video, which now accounts for over two-thirds of all internet traffic. There's been three key trends that standout in my mind:
Everywhere we look within the public sector we see a double bind. The challenge of rising demand and reductions in funding. But with recent government announcements for funding childcare over the last few months, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this was area where we didn't need to worry.
What is clear is that the imperative to educate, research, enhance understanding and communicate issues relating to sustainable development and climate change has never been more stark. And to that end someone else was in Marrakesh speaking at COP22. Nev Hyman Founder of Firwire Surfboards and now founder of Nevhouse.
My innovation, HEROTECH8, brings drone technology to places and people that either wouldn't have the resources, energy infrastructure, or technical know-how to reliably, and safely, operate drone systems. This is not by focusing on the vehicles (although this is a very popular topic at the moment with start-ups) - instead we create autonomous drone infrastructure.
Maybe you know something innovative that your local GP or hospital is doing to make healthcare better. If you do, don't keep it to yourself - let the Academy know, and spread some seasonal cheer.
As the work begins and the dust starts to settle on this year's Autumn Statement, I think we can see it as a real shot in the arm for infrastructure, R&D and innovation. These measures should see a real return in terms of productivity and growth. They should, too, help the UK keep up in telecomms developments. And they present a great opportunity to push even harder on urban innovation, so our companies can continue to develop and sell world-beating products and services that help cities thrive.
I first wrote about Josh Savage in October 2013. A gifted musician and vocalist, Josh has a great musical pedigree, having sung as a soloist at L'Aca...
I grew up 10 miles outside Belfast and completed my undergraduate and PhD at Queen's University. I was always a bit of rule breaker, in a good way, a...