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Public sector innovation: Scientists develop a new technique to detect earthquakes and ocean currents using subsea cables

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) made use of their knowledge assets – specifically, its knowhow of advanced measurement techniques - to transform ‘subsea optical-fibre cables’ into ‘sensor arrays’ for the detection of underwater earthquakes and ocean currents. For the first …

Public sector innovation: John Innes Centre scientists use technology to boost tomatoes' vitamin D levels

The John Innes Centre (JIC) is sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and is an international centre in plant science, genetics, and microbiology in England, founded in 1910. JIC’s research aims to address global challenges and use …

Alison Campbell speaks: Talk Innovation – the EPO podcast

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CEO of Government Office for Technology Transfer (GOTT) Alison Campbell has moderated an interesting new podcast episode on behalf of the European Patent Office, as part of their Talk Innovation series. The series features expert presenters and guests who provide …

Women in Innovation

To mark this year’s National Women’s History Month and International Women's Day on 8th March, the Knowledge Assets team (KAT) is pleased to share a blog showcasing women working in innovation. KAT works very closely with women in senior positions …

Government publishes The Rose Book: guidance on knowledge asset management in government

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The Knowledge Assets Team are pleased to announce that on 20 December, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published The Rose Book (pictured below), which provides guidance on the effective management of public sector knowledge and innovation assets. …

From Mars enabled technology to state of the art healthcare techniques

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We recently hosted an event for anyone across government who might have heard about knowledge assets (KAs) but hadn’t had an opportunity to learn more about the vast potential for this work. KAs are becoming increasingly important to the economy …