Shaping the Future

 

The Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT), working in collaboration with Innovate UK, is delighted to present our new Shaping the Future Programme, a series of events held in the Houses of Parliament. The programme will provide a platform for industry and parliament to explore how businesses are embracing innovation to create more dynamic, efficient and innovative products, and discuss how innovation is crucial to the future of the UK’s economy and boosting productivity.

The programme will also consider how we can harness our world renowned expertise in engineering, science and technology to ensure the UK is at the forefront of technological advancements in areas such as autonomous vehicles, robotics and smart cities, and that we are primed to take advantage of the many opportunities these create for new and existing businesses.

Drawing on research from Innovate UK’s forthcoming five year strategy, Shaping the Future, the IPT is delighted to invite parliamentarians and senior business representatives to participate in this series of events taking place over 2016-2017. Please see below for more information.

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IPT Events Team

For further information on the Shaping the Future events programme please contact:


Amy Bowden

Events Officer

0207 839 9421

AmyBowden@ipt.org.uk

The Importance of Innovation to the UK Economy


The political and economic environment is changing, with developments often coming more rapidly than we can develop ways to manage them. Now more than ever, a productive and strong economy is vital, and helping businesses capitalise on rapidly changing technology is central to making that happen.

The Future of Robotics and Autonomous Systems


There is enormous scope for the UK to become a world leader in the development and deployment of autonomous and robotic systems, coupling innovative businesses and the UK’s underlying expertise in engineering and science. With robotics primed to help boost productivity, and find entirely new uses, what more can government do to help promote this expanding sector?

How Technology will Shape our Future Cities


Efficient, adaptive and smart technologies are being integrated to shape the city of the future, with connected transport, healthcare and wider infrastructure systems all working to benefit citizens’ well-being. It is essential to explore which technologies and integration approaches are driving future cities and how cities across the UK are developing and implementing new technologies to help create the city of tomorrow.