Each of the many short start-up boot camps for entrepreneurs looking to create new businesses has a slightly different emphasis, so where might you begin? It depends on how solid is your experience, your idea or your work on it so far (for more see Nesta's The Startup Factories report).
When we closed the call for proposals for Destination Local on May 17th, we found ourselves in receipt of 165 eligible applications.
We recently published two blogs summarising discussions from our Centre for Challenge Prizes launch. These covered two of the questions we posed for discussion at the launch:
Last Thursday, I found myself in a room with the first innovators funded through the Innovation in Giving Fund. You can find them all here.
On the plane back from a recent trip to Seoul I was able to catch up on some books including Philip Ball's very readable ones on shapes and flow and Jonah Lehrer's new book on creativity which gathers a lot of recent evidence and case studies in a very digestable way.
Both Bad Science by Ben Goldacre and The Geek Manifesto by Mark Henderson make a strong case for standing up for rigorous science and the importance of pointing out when science is misunderstood and misused in politics and the media.
The 23rd of June 2012 marks 100 years since the pioneer of computer science, Alan Turing, was born. This centenary is a timely reminder of Britain’s heritage as a computing nation.
Google and Microsoft are both making use of personal information, behaviour and searches to enable our own searches to be focused onto ‘friends and people who might know’.
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