Vaccines to combat the threat of Covid-19 have been developed at an amazing speed – in under a year. And while the first vaccines to be approved came from the private sector using new mRNA technologies, the unsung heroes of the COVD-19 vaccine effort have been the publicly funded national universities and laboratories.
Innovation intermediaries can play an important role in helping companies to address the challenges brought about by the digital transformation.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusiveness (EDI) in business has become mainstream. In 2019 Innovate UK commissioned the Innovation Caucus to undertake an eight month project (Jan 2019-August 2019) to understand barriers and opportunities for innovation for BAME and disabled people. The team comprised researchers from Sheffield, Nottingham and at Birkbeck.
This post has been contributed by Dr Federica Rossi, Dr Muthu de Silva, Dr Ning Baines and Dr Ainurul Rosli … More
Technology clusters are actually monopoly clusters. Fred Guy, Simona Iammarino and Maryann Feldman consider the reasons and implications in their recent paper published the The Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.
This post has been contributed by Dr Ashok Kumar, Birkbeck. Dr Kumar’s book Monopsony Capitalism: Power and Production in the Twilight of the Sweatshop Age has been published by Cambridge University Press in 2020
In their latest paper, Muthu de Silva, Federica Rossi, Ainurul Rosli and Nick Yip develop a conceptual framework linking affective evaluations, perceived challenges, perceived benefits and success of university-business collaborations. This framework is then tested using sentiment analysis applied to 415 written reports.
CIMR alumnus Professor Peter Jelfs, now at Brunel University, introduces his research exploring the interconnections between investment decisions, the financial performance of spinoffs, their survival, and the regional context
Professor Klaus Nielsen led this Debate in Public Policy, asking whether the USA is right to be worried about China’s rising power as a technological innovator.
Birkbeck University together with University College London and a researcher from the South Western University of Finance and Economics in China have collaborated with NHS England to collect and analyse diagnostic PET-CT [Positron Emission Tomography-CT] imaging data pertaining to 90% of all diagnostic PET-CT scans undertaken in England during the first wave of the Coronavirus disease pandemic.