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The Next 100 Days: Mitigating Risk

The Next 100 Days: Mitigating Risk

This is the next blog in the series looking at how companies can align their commercial goals with an effective approach to Intellectual Property (IP), using Potter Clarkson’s “Next 100 Days” guide. During times of crisis, it is more important than ever to mitigate...

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Lessons Learnt From A Zero Carbon Laboratory

Lessons Learnt From A Zero Carbon Laboratory

Four years after completion in 2016 we have been taking the opportunity to review how well the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Sustainable Chemistry is working.  The building provides all of the functions required for the operation of the Universities...

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Innovation gives us good reason for optimism

Innovation gives us good reason for optimism

With experts predicting a 25-30% drop in economic output and British tech firms posting their worst performance since the financial crash of 2008, it’s easy to see why the future might appear particularly gloomy. There are however reasons for optimism. Recessions...

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Innovation and  the new office

Innovation and the new office

What role can innovation play in ensuring collaboration continues if we can’t be physically present?  And how might offices be used going forward? Tom Renn, Managing Director - Bruntwood SciTech Manchester looks at how workspaces may now evolve. I recently joined...

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Office demand post Covid -19

Office demand post Covid -19

Now that lockdown measures are beginning to ease and the prospect of meeting up with friends and family in a restaurant or having a drink in a pub has arrived, businesses are planning for what a return to the workplace will look like. But as lockdown measures...

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Successful innovation – the real risk is not doing it at all

Successful innovation – the real risk is not doing it at all

Innovation is synonymous with successful business. Organisations that are unable to innovate successfully often fail. Covid-19 has shaken our world and the crisis has challenged organisations of all sizes, forcing leaders to explore new ways of working. Companies born...

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The Future of the Laboratory

The Future of the Laboratory

As Covid-19 has proved a catalyst for global business change, what impact has the pandemic had on laboratory operations, investment and future design? Kath Mackay, managing director - Alderley Park, looks at what’s next for the laboratory. Last week I was lucky enough...

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The next 100 days: Consolidating your IP position

The next 100 days: Consolidating your IP position

This is the next blog in the series looking at how companies can align their commercial goals with an effective approach to Intellectual Property, using Potter Clarkson’s “Next 100 Days” guide. With a clear picture of your current IP position, having undertaken a...

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Power up the North: Levelling up in recovery

Power up the North: Levelling up in recovery

The Northern Powerhouse, since its launch in 2014, has seen some progress but too many false dawns. As we recover from this deadly pandemic, the time is now for the North of England. Much has been made, and many words spoken, of ‘levelling up’. Northern Powerhouse...

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How streamlining can help overcome the impact of Coronavirus

How streamlining can help overcome the impact of Coronavirus

As budgets and timeframes are squeezed, education and research organisations can benefit from streamlining systems, says Josh Fry, director of cloud, Jisc Since lockdown began in March, organisations in the UK have had to move faster than ever before to provide a...

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UK manufacturing industry needs national recovery plan

UK manufacturing industry needs national recovery plan

UK industry is calling for a national recovery plan, including a short-term stimulus, to boost investment and help save valuable jobs. A survey shows manufacturing output has plunges to a record low as the peak of the pandemic takes its toll on the economy....

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