This handbook is a digest of 20 tools that are proven to help innovation flourish inside government, based on Nesta's work over more than a decade in UK local and central government, as well as with more than 30 international governments.
In this inaugural European food tech and agtech startup report in collaboration with F&A Next, Agfunder details the $1.6bn of funding across 421 deals. While this was on par with the total in 2017, there was 23% growth in the number of deals and the majority of activity took place at the earliest stages.
Agricultural Robotics: The Future of Robotic Agriculture The recent commitment of a £90million investment by the government (Transforming Food Production [...]
This document builds on POST’s previous publication, Topics of Interest 2018 and represents evidence gathered between May 2018 and April 2019. Topics included consist of areas of change with a larger volume of evidence attached that are likely to have significant impact, as these are most likely to be of most interest to Parliament.
Innovation with a Purpose: The role of technology innovation in accelerating food systems transformationMATRIX NI2019-08-21T14:23:48+01:00
This report aims to identify emerging technology innovations that have the potential to drive rapid progress in the sustainability, inclusivity, efficiency and health impacts of food systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
This report by David Skilling describes the way in which skills policy and innovation policy in small advanced economies is designed, and in particular the way in which skills and innovation policy is integrated. It draws on this international small economy experience to identify a series of policy implications for Northern Ireland.
Improving the ratio of women to men in STEM innovation by just 1% has the potential to increase company revenues in that sector by over £300 million per annum - thanks to diverse perspectives and backgrounds delivering innovation that’s more in tune with customers and society.
The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) reports to the Taoiseach and the Government, through the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation on key competitiveness issues facing the Irish economy and offers recommendations on policy actions required to enhance Ireland’s competitive position.
This compendium brings together some of Nesta's innovation experience over the years. Each section gives a simple introduction to the method and describes Nesta’s work in relation to it. In each case they have also provided a link to further relevant resources and inspiration on their website.
This report counters the long-held caricature of the state as a slow, lumbering, bureaucratic machine and sets out to find the people, processes and practices in government that are ‘moving fast, and fixing things’ and demonstrating a new kind of public entrepreneurship. It draws on several examples of work done in Northern Ireland.
This list sets out the topic areas identified of possible parliamentary interest under the 9 different category headings (Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Forestry, Crime, Defence, Education and Skills, Energy, Environment, Health, ICT and Robotics and Transport and Infrastructure).
In this report, the CBI calls for a commitment to spending 3% of GDP on R&D by 2025 – a joint target to be met by the private sector and government.
The main objectives of this study are to gain an insight of the level of awareness amongst indigenous MATRIX industry-based Northern Irish businesses of their Intellectual Capital and examine the processes that may be employed to drive and support economic growth by exploiting intellectual capital and local innovation.
The report makes recommendations into how public procurement can be undertaken in more innovative ways in Northern Ireland.