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Industrial Strategy: is government starting to listen?

Total UK manufacturing orders were, by a small margin, the strongest since August 1988.
Now that the summer is long gone and the party conference season over, we are fast approaching a critically important period for manufacturing – politically and economically. As the Brexit negotiations pick up pace and the government prepares to publish its Industrial Strategy, Terry Scuoler welcomes the signs of a new pragmatism.

Using design to create halo products

UK Patents Creativity Design Thinking Innovation Industrial Strategy - image courtesy of Pixabay.
Companies make a big effort to show off when it comes to their latest product innovations. In the automotive industry this may be around concept cars; in defence and energy, virtual reality simulation is all the rage; and in silicon foundries it may be pushing the limits of miniaturisation to maintain the march of Moore’s Law.