Tag: Catapult

14th October 2019 Shanghai, China

Stephen Brennan

by Stephen Brennan

Consul, Science and Innovation, Shanghai

The Bear and The Catapult

Meeting with TUS Holdings in Shanghai

OK, now I’ve got your attention I should point out that the headline refers to Sir Michael Bear, former Lord Mayor of London and senior advisor to the Connected Places Catapult. Sir Michael was joined by Connected Places Catapult chief executive Nicola Yates OBE, and 5 UK SMEs on a recent mission to China, which […]

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5th October 2016 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Personalised medicine and you!

What if you were prescribed treatment based on your genetic makeup, environment and lifestyle? This is already a reality and the practice is called precision medicine or personalised medicine. Essentially, this means your genes determine the treatment you receive. The treatment is, of course, based on the results of a slew of diagnostic tests which […]

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10th September 2014 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bengaluru

Last month, I visited the sprawling and leafy campus of the Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI), located on Tumkur road in Bengaluru, along with my colleague, Venkatesh (UKTI). The CMTI was established in 1965 with support from the then Czechoslovakian government. The institute falls under the ambit of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and […]

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4th July 2014 Toronto, Canada

An update on the Internet of Things

As we look forward to Toronto’s Smart Week 2014 in October, it’s worth reviewing what’s been going on in the UK around the Internet of Things. Briefly, the term Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the rapid proliferation of network-enabled devices and the Internet-like structures that enable them to communicate with each other. For example, […]

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8th May 2014 Bangalore, India

Sunil Kumar

by Sunil Kumar

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

On a Space Journey – Part 2

I’ve already told you about the Rutherford Appleton Lab, part two of my UK space odyssey was the Strathclyde Space Institute (SSI), University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. As I walked through the institute I saw a photograph of a strange looking air vehicle called the Skylon Spaceplane. This spaceplane, which is still in experimental stage, […]

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19th February 2014 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult

Imagine a place where scientists, engineers, and businessmen are jointly creating the next best technology, which will change the way our world functions – welcome to the Catapult centre! The Technology Strategy Board (TSB)  has created a network of Catapults in the UK to support innovation, and thereby drive economic growth. Currently, there are seven […]

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18th February 2014 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Interview with Dr. Paul Ellsmore, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult centre, Glasgow

A 5-member UK delegation participated in the recent workshops (03/02 & 06/02) on offshore wind energy organised by the UK Science & Innovation Network India in Ahmedabad and Chennai. I met with Dr. Paul Ellsmore, Academic & Cross-Catapult Manager from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult centre, Glasgow to find out more about the centre’s […]

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