Technology Strategy Board

Bringing It Home: The UK is Ready for Robotics

Huw Davies | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

"How many robots do you encounter during your day?" The answer, I expect, is none... the great news is that we have some fantastic UK entrepreneurs ready, and inspired by the mission, to lead the RAS charge from Europe.

Why Robotics and 'Open Innovation' Go Hand in Hand

Huw Davies | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

To the roboticists of course, potential practical applications for such products are endless - including within business, education and security.

Michael Rundle

British Robots Invade America (In A Polite Sort Of Way) | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

A team of British superhero robots has invaded America. There's MapleBird, one of the smallest unmanned vehicles in the world. There's the four-le...

The Robots Are Coming - UK Mission to the States Is a Go!

Huw Davies | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

Its 8am on a Friday morning and I'm sitting in a busy airport lounge waiting for my flight to San Diego. Why? Because this week is the kick off the week-long entrepreneur Mission to California for UK companies working in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) - and it's destined to be an inspiring one.

Power to the People: A Long Term Care Revolution

Ian Spero | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Ian Spero

Fuelled by the growth of electronic medical records, according to The Telegraph people of all ages are waking up to the potential of patient power - S...

Clean and Cool Mission 2013

David Willetts | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Tech
David Willetts

The government is backing or high growth potential technology sector, giving them the best chance to succeed on a global scale. Missions such as the ones launched today will play a vital part in making sure that we can export our exciting innovations abroad, helping to boost the economy and support business.

What Do You Want for Your Future?

Mike Biddle | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Biddle

We did a survey recently and three quarters of the people we asked wanted an alternative to a care home if they become dependent in older age. We believe this means there is a need for innovative thinking to revolutionise long-term care, including how it is delivered and what it should look like.

Catapult Set to Revolutionise the UK Space Industry

Robin Moss | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Tech
Robin Moss

The UK space industry is a well hidden success story. Like other nations, the UK is targeting space as a high-growth sector. More competition than ever is coming from Brazil, China, India and South Korea, which all have government-subsidised space programmes.

It Really Is Good to Talk

Mike Biddle | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Biddle

Recent predictions from the Office of National Statistics suggest that one in three babies born today will live to 100 and beyond. Bearing in mind our ageing population, we've been doing quite a lot of work over the past five years to think about how we can enable us all to live our lives the way we want to, where we want to.

Why Are Older People Consistently Assumed to Be Entirely Lacking in Taste?

Geraldine Bedell | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Geraldine Bedell

It's hardly surprising that so few of us are looking forward to getting old. While most people can appreciate that it's better than the alternative, a lot of the time it's not that much better. Never before in human history have so many of us lived so long, and we're singularly ill-prepared for this change in the shape of human lives.

Designer Fund - Starting Up The Empowerment Of Designers

Robert Urquhart | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Tech
Robert Urquhart

Tech City, a recent stamp of approval from Whitehall of the Old Street area of London, being a creative 'hub' - how I hate that word, appears to be a top-heavy civil service exercise in cool, band wagon jumping after the band has already played venture. We need to reach out further.

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...