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Brite Innovation Review Autumn 2020: Blockchain, Deep Learning, Innovation Trends, STEM, Design for Wellbeing, CAA Innovation, 5G

  September 2020  
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As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, many organisations have accelerated their adoption of digital capabilities in a bid to improve their resilience and operational efficiency. In this edition, IKE CEO Professor Sa’ad Sam Medhat explores the potential of blockchain technology in this context and explains what blockchain can do for business model innovation.

 
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Also in this issue:

  • Sreeram Visvanathan, CEO of IBM UK and Ireland, writes about the importance of digital leadership in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
  • Wasabi CEO David Friend tells us why the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated Industry 4.0 adoption, and what it means for businesses.
  • We take a look at 30 UK scaleups tackling climate change with innovations in e-mobility, energy, construction, farming and robotics.
  • We examine five key trends that will impact innovation across all industry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read on for this as well as more stories, insights and advice from innovators, for innovators.

Susanne Hauner, Publisher

We welcome views on innovation from across industry, government and academia. If you'd like to contribute an article to Brite, don't hesitate to get in touch.

 
 
 

The briefing

The latest business and technology news, comment and analysis from the editorial team at our sister publication Verdict

 
 
 
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Can blockchain claim victory in business model innovation?

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, organisations have accelerated their adoption of digital capabilities. IKE CEO Professor Sa’ad Sam Medhat explores blockchain technology

 
 
 
 
 

From survive to thrive

Sreeram Visvanathan, CEO of IBM UK and Ireland, writes about the importance of digital leadership in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

 
 
 
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Industry 4.0 beyond the pandemic

David Friend, founder and CEO of Wasabi Technologies, explains why the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated Industry 4.0 and what it means for businesses

 
 
 
 
 

Deep learning:
benefits for manufacturing

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at EU Automation, explains how deep learning can be used to solve complex manufacturing and supply chain problems

 
 
 
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Technology innovation after Covid-19

Lux Research has identified five key trends shaping the future of innovation across all industries in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

 
 
 
 
 

30 UK tech scaleups tackling climate change

Tech Nation’s Net Zero programme is supporting 30 British scaleups working to solve climate change issues with innovations in construction, farming, robotics, and e-mobility

 
 
 
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Building the library of the future

Ashley Halsey explores innovative technologies helping libraries to adapt and thrive in a digital world

 
 
 
 
 

Covid-19 widens gender gap in engineering and technology career choices

Research into young people’s attitudes towards engineering and technology careers by EngineeringUK shows that diversity in STEM recruitment needs to be addressed as a priority

 
 
 
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How to maintain business continuity as local lockdowns loom

Bureau Veritas advises firms across the UK to prepare for the possibility of a local lockdown by stringently monitoring and updating their continuity and disaster planning procedures

 
 
 
 
 

Life after lockdown:
easing back-to-work anxiety in STEM

Louise Kitchingham, communications manager at myGP, shares advice for STEM industry professionals on how to deal with the transition back to the workplace

 
 
 
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Case study:
managing the return to work

Paul Staines, senior controller in production engineering at automotive manufacturer Unipres, shares insights into how his workplace is handling the transition back to work

 
 
 
 
 

Further reading

A selection of in-depth features and analysis across business, technology and industry from our network of publications

 
 
 
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ABOUT BRITE INNOVATION REVIEW

Brite is a quarterly digital journal published by NRi Digital on behalf of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange. This magazine highlights the innovations, ideas and people who are transforming industry, education and government policy and provides a digital platform to promote science, technology and business innovation, exchanging ideas and knowledge, and encouraging the advancement of innovative practice across different sectors.

Brite brings together leading thinkers from business, education, research and industry to celebrate and promote the original thought and creative processes that drive economic and societal development. Each issue is distributed to NRi Digital’s audience of more than 100,000 industry decision makers and influencers, and is also distributed to IKE’s members across government, industry and education.

 
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