Sky to build new innovation centre in London

UK-based pay TV operator Sky is to build a new dedicated innovation centre on its Osterley campus in West London. The new space will house technology engineers and software developers focusing on innovation across Sky’s broadcast and streaming platforms, consumer products and new areas such as virtual reality. The innovation centre will cover about 6,500 …

Wanted: British export and innovation expertise post-Brexit

The UK needs new ideas and skills for expanding sales worldwide Peter Bellerby at the workshop of Bellerby and Co. © Julian Love If ever there was a time for UK businesses to display ingenuity in ex­porting and innovating, it is surely now, amid the uncertainties over the UK’s exit from the EU and rising …

No one disagrees Europe needs to step up commitment to innovation, but . . . how much appetite is there for more disruption?

The years since the financial crisis have been miserable not only for growth in Europe but for dynamism and innovation — outstripped on all counts by Asia and the US. But as eurozone growth recovers, the continent is gaining a second chance. As the shock of the UK’s Brexit vote and the fragility of the banking system …

Could London’s Office of Technology and Innovation see 33 boroughs working as one?

              The London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) wants to “tackle some of the most city-defining challenges we’ve faced in a generation”. No small task, given the scale and disjointed nature of technology delivery across the capital – with 33 boroughs either working in isolation, or with a …

French Tech: An ambassador for French creativity and innovation

  The Objectives of French Tech The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs is a stakeholder in French Tech, an interministerial initiative which aims to: support the development of the French start-up ecosystem, in France and abroad, stimulate the ecosystem, driven above all by private sector players, make public actions for start-ups more coherent …

How can Brexit affect innovation ?

Britain has for centuries been a world centre for innovation. This has helped support our economy. Brexit provides us with a clear opportunity to ensure this continues. Post-Brexit, we can introduce differentiated business legislation that will support investments and innovations to help the country thrive. Historically, English property law has been the cornerstone of this, …