Britain is the global laggard in developing its high-speed rail (HSR) network. Currently the United Kingdom has a total HSR track length of 113 km compared with 3,100 km in Spain, 2,388 km in Japan, 2,037 km in France, 1105
The progressive think-tank Policy Network recently published ‘Owning the Future: how Britain can make it in a fast-changing world’, a collection edited by Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna. It includes insights from fourteen business and union leaders, economists and politicians
Britain’s economy faces a major problem, one which stifles aspiring entrepreneurs’ ability to reach their personal goals. The problem centres on the inability of start-ups and small firms to get the funds they need, whether to grow, to develop ideas
An interesting idea has been put forward recently for the creation of a new ‘Growth’ Commissioner at the European Commission. What would be the point?
The Valley of Death is an expression used to describe the black hole in which a lot of research ends up in. Many researchers get stuck in the Valley of Death, not having the tools, skills or financial backing to
At 9.30 am we jumped into taxis outside Cambridge station and headed to Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group or MADG (www.marshalladg.com). With over 100 years of achievement, Marshall ADG is today one of the largest family owned and independent aerospace
In the aftermath of the recent US Supreme Court decision on gene patents, what is the likely effect on the UK biotech startup sector and life sciences in general? This question was put to me in so many ways following