Stop Buying And Start Giving: Five Free And Novel Ways To Make A Difference On Giving Tuesday

Vicki Sellick | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Vicki Sellick

A weekend of excessive spending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday has seen each person in the UK estimated to have parted with as much as £203. Now th...

The Economic Impact of Open Data: What Do We Already Know?

Jeni Tennison | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jeni Tennison

Open data fuels economic growth. Many believe in the theory and ask for the proof. A new report by Nesta and the ODI adds to the evidence of the impac...

The Robots Are Coming, So Get Creative!

Adam Stones | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Stones

It is suggested that over a third of jobs in the UK are at risk of becoming automated within the next 20 years. The figure in the US is even higher at nearly a half, partly because only 0.5% of the workforce there works in the new industries created in the 21st Century. (Google may be worth billions but the workforce is considerably smaller).

Growing a Generation of Digital Creators

Helen Goulden | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech
Helen Goulden

Demand among young people to try digital making is high, but it is only going to be sustained if we provide making experiences that are engaging and relevant - tapping into broader passion points such as making digital music, art or fashion, and not just an interest in technology itself.

Sharing in a Changing Climate

Helen Goulden | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Helen Goulden

It would appear that most people don't care about a changing climate. Yet, that's simply not true. Many people care deeply, but fleetingly - in the same way they may consider their own mortality before getting back to thinking about what to have for tea.

Beyond the Car - The Future of UK Urban Mobility

Adam Stones | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Adam Stones

The majority of car journeys are made by just one passenger; a hugely inefficient way to get around. It is expected that the future of (powered) urban transport will be in much smaller personal vehicles, and will encourage the use of more semi-autonomous transport systems.

What Type of Business Bank Do We Really Need?

Stian Westlake | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK
Stian Westlake

So the bank is out of the bag. Vince Cable announced the establishment of a state bank to get credit flowing to businesses. But as the last five years have taught us, there are all sorts of banks: good banks, bad banks, casino banks and zombie banks.

Move Aside Plan A and Plan B: it's Time for Plan I

Stian Westlake | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK
Stian Westlake

Today, 10 September, Nesta is publishing a report which argues that the debate over growth is missing a vital point. Fixing the economy in the short term is only half the battle. If we want the UK to return to growth, we need to look at what has gone wrong with the main driver of growth: our capacity to innovate.

Q&A: Ian Livingstone on the Importance of Computer Science to the Digital Economy

Julian Benson | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Tech
Julian Benson

Ian Livingstone is the President of Eidos, and also co-author of the Next Gen report, a study that stresses the importance of the digital economy and the role teaching Computer Science in schools plays in its growth.

Maintaining the Strength of the UK Video Games Industry

Ed Vaizey | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Tech
Ed Vaizey

Anyone who thinks video games are a niche industry is totally out of date. This is an industry that has grown to rival any entertainment business.

Michael Rundle

Why Doesn't The UK Have Its Own Apple Inc? | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK

There is a melancholy familiar to any gadget fan in the UK that occurs when they examine the back of an iPhone. The cause is a simple, chirpy mess...