Or: How do you find the low-hanging fruit in an invisible orchard?
Industrial policy is and always has been at heart about increasing the quantity and quality of investment in products and services for the future.
Next Gen, the independent review of the skills needs of the video games and VFX industries led by Ian Livingstone and Alex Hope, and produced with NESTA, made a total of 20 recommendations for government, industry and educators.
Venture capital has much to be proud of. In the past fifty years, it has helped build a host of great companies, from Intel and Genentech to Facebook and Google.
There are some new entrepreneurs on the block - and they are running "accelerators"
As the Eurozone drifts towards a reprise of the crisis of 2008 and export-led growth looks increasingly difficult, we're seeing renewed debate over the merits of an economic "Plan B".
There's no easy way of saying this. This is a blog post about government procurement and how it can encourage innovation.
UK and US VC performance have been converging - but it's not all plain sailing
In February, NESTA issued a call for proposals to build further evidence on high-growth firms.
Our recent reports, Vital Growth and The Vital 6 per cent, have both called for government to create an environment which allows the high-growth innovative businesses most likely to create the jobs of the future to flourish.
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