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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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Adapting in a crisis

Adapting in a crisis

In recent months, scientific organisations all over the world have seen their laboratory access significantly reduced in order to enforce social distancing measures and limit the spread of the coronavirus. Some researchers have paused their laboratory research...

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Why the next 100 days are critical for innovative businesses

Why the next 100 days are critical for innovative businesses

Businesses around the world are currently facing some really tough operational choices on many fronts, and these can be especially difficult decisions for highly innovative businesses, who are in the midst of a breakthrough or on the way to launching a new product or...

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We Are One: Building the Nexus Community

We Are One: Building the Nexus Community

It’s now twelve months since we opened the doors at Nexus, and the community we have built here is something we’re immensely proud of. To mark the occasion, and as we look forward the start of our second year, I’m delighted to share with you some of the successes and...

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Unwinding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Unwinding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Chancellor has now outlined the tapering of Government support for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the three months prior to its closure at the end of October. Overview The Government has outlined its broad plans for winding down the Job Retention Scheme,...

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How Covid-19 has changed the future of workplace design forever

How Covid-19 has changed the future of workplace design forever

The global pandemic has changed workplace design forever. It’s informed us of what’s inherently important to our people, and we can use this to create spaces to support them in new ways of working. So what will your future office be like? Covid-19 has created a huge...

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