Social Innovation

Being stuck in traffic is rarely an enjoyable experience, but it causes more harm than just frayed nerves.
Transport
Transport
How will the digital revolution transform rail in Europe? Hear from Tim Hedley-Jones, Major Projects Director at Virgin Trains East Coast, and Alistair Dormer, Global CEO at Hitachi Rail Europe.
Energy in the developing world
Energy
History tells us that developed countries have led the world in innovation; from the Industrial Revolution’s roots in Britain to the Information Age rising from Silicon Valley which have life as we know it possible. There’s a lingering misperception that developing countries are followers rather than leaders when it comes to technological development. Until now.
Technology
Most of us wouldn’t think twice about managing our finances and personal admin online. The thought of having to go into the bank to pay a bill, a norm not much more than a decade ago, seems very archaic. Yet as more and more people input personal data online, we are making it easier for criminals to discover the information needed to crack passwords, access accounts and even steal identities.
Technology
As the world becomes more urbanised, cities increasingly look to build up rather than out. But how can people be transported to these great heights?
Technology
Research shows that a happier office is a more productive office. But what actually makes employees happy?
Technology
The days when our safety and security were in the hands of the physically strong and powerful are long gone. Data is the new might. In today’s world with unprecedented forms of crime, and intense scrutiny around security, artificial intelligence is becoming our new superhero.
Smart tech
Health
By 2050 it’s expected that there will be 1.5 billion people on the planet aged 65 or over. Today’s 65 year-olds may be hipper and healthier than their parents’ generation, but there’s every chance that by 80 they will be in need of round-the-clock care, potentially for another 15-20 years. How can smart technology help to enable people to live longer, happier lives?
Energy
COP21 has given new impetus to the fight against climate change, with every country signed up having to agree on their own binding targets and announce their tactics to reach them. So which countries are walking the walk, not just talking the talk, about the fight against climate change?
Technology
When the Great East Japan earthquake rocked Japan in March 2011, the country was knocked off its feet. Alongside the devastation wrought by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami, Japan faced the most challenging civil nuclear accident of recent years. Discover how robots are assisting with the clean-up.
Health
The era when healthcare was solely the preserve of hospitals, doctors and other healthcare practitioners is long gone. We are entering an age where patients increasingly take their health and wellbeing into their own hands.
Technology
What are the revolutionary ways in which big data has been used across history?
On the road to a self-driving car
Transport
Well-publicised programmes from companies like Google and Apple to build a ‘functioning autonomous vehicle’, or self-driving car colloquially, have focused considerable attention on how the car of the future will look and function.