Industrial Strategy

Science, the State, and the City: Britain’s Struggle to Succeed in Biotechnology

Jun 28, 2016 Policy Exchange invites you to the launch of Science, the State, and the City: Britain’s Struggle to Succeed in Biotechnology by Sir Geoffrey Owen and Michael Hopkins. Sir Geoffrey Owen in conversation with Matt Ridley Vote of Thanks by George Freeman MP,...
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The New Industrial Strategy

This scoping paper — written by Policy Exchange Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow, Jonathan Dupont, and Head of Environment and Energy, Richard Howard — looks at the big questions surrounding a new Industrial Strategy

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Higher, Further, Faster, More: Improving higher level professional and technical education

Higher, Further, Faster, More calls for BIS to redirect up to £532m of the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) grant to improve the quality of Further Education. Whilst acknowledging the importance of our Higher Education sector, the report points out that universities are sitting on reserves of £12.3bn at a time when 1 in 4 FE colleges could effectively go bankrupt within a year.

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The Superfast and the Furious: Priorities for the future of UK broadband policy

The Superfast and the Furious argues that politicians have become overly focused on broadband speeds. Instead the government should focus on helping the 10.8 million people not online and do more to help small businesses make the most of the opportunities presented by the internet.

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Forging a New Industrial Strategy for Britain

Richard Howard — Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment — and Jonathan Dupont — Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — argue that a new industrial strategy is ‘about creating a British economy which is innovative and competitive, which benefits everyone’. This piece first appeared on CapX

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Smart Devolution

Smart Devolution

Smart Devolution proposes that mayors should be required to set up data offices to create smarter, more productive cities. Learning the lessons from New York, the report examines how most cities could access and utilise the vast quantities of data available, to help improve public services, safety and economic growth.

Higher, Further, Faster, More: Improving higher level professional and technical education

Higher, Further, Faster, More: Improving higher level professional and technical education

Higher, Further, Faster, More calls for BIS to redirect up to £532m of the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) grant to improve the quality of Further Education. Whilst acknowledging the importance of our Higher Education sector, the report points out that universities are sitting on reserves of £12.3bn at a time when 1 in 4 FE colleges could effectively go bankrupt within a year.

Big Data in the Big Apple: The lessons London can learn from New York’s data-driven approach to smart cities

Big Data in the Big Apple: The lessons London can learn from New York’s data-driven approach to smart cities

Big Data in the Big Apple argues that the next Mayor of London should replicate New York’s success at using analytics by appointing a Data Tsar based in City Hall whose job would be to lead a team of analysts that collects and overlays different data sets held by each of London 33 boroughs as well as the Metropolitan Police and the London Fire Brigade.

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Mike Flowers interview

Mike Flowers interview

Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Technology Policy, interviews Mike Flowers, the founding director of New York’s Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, about his experiences of applying data analytics to urban environments.

People who liked Nudge also liked Digital Nudge

People who liked Nudge also liked Digital Nudge

Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Technology Policy, shows how digital tools offer a powerful channel for policymakers to use and enhance nudge techniques and how, in turn, nudge prompts offer the potential to increase the effectiveness of digital government projects.

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London boroughs back common standards-led data approach

London boroughs back common standards-led data approach

Comments made by Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Technology Policy, at a recent workshop event are covered by Government Computing. Eddie argued that due to the isolated way in which local government IT has organically developed, councils are a long way from being able to adopt open standards and share services.

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