It's now two years since we first came to NESTA with our working carers network idea. Building on the services that we provide through the Employers for Carers forum, we were looking to develop a model with the London Fire Brigade for an employee carers network which could be tailored and rolled out to other employers in the future.
It was inevitable that Michael Gove's BETT speech earlier this week would steal the thunder of The Royal Society's report on computing in schools which was launched today.
In a recent edition of the New Yorker, a top-notch surgeon tells about how he came to make use of a coach and what it did for him.
This time last year, we were putting the finishing touches to the Next Gen report, the main output from the Review of Skills for the Video Games and Visual Effects industry led by Ian Livingstone and Alex Hope. The Review's objectives were ambitious, no less than to show how the UK could become the best global source of talent for these two fast-growing, high-tech creative industries.
A few weeks ago I was in India for the Global Innovation Forum. India has huge ambitions in innovation, stretching from launching satellites to village-level sanitation projects.
We have just held a 'Feast of Innovation Workshops' at City University where a unique collection of workshop leaders, each of four in turn leading a workshop on the same stage of innovation process, demonstrated the need to adapt the style of your workshop to its theme.
The projects all came together at a workshop event in the Autumn which was focused around learning. You can see some photos of the day below; it took place in Birmingham at Fazeley studios which was a great space to work in as it gave us plenty of room to work in small groups as well as sharing news and socialising over tea breaks.
What do the marine chronometer, baked beans and the private spaceflight industry have in common? They were all developed or accelerated in response to challenge prizes.
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