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Jonathan Mitchener, Lead Technologist – ICT at the Technology Strategy Board, introduces the official competition briefing brochure for the £4.5m Data Exploration call which opens on 6th January. The competition focuses on innovations in the data exploration techniques of analytics, modelling and visualisation, and a briefing event (to be webcast and stored for replay) will be held in London on 7th January. Read more

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Two new Technology Strategy Board competitions related to the creative industries will be opening in spring 2014. Location Based Services is a £4m competition to help businesses to engage with their customers in a ‘here and now’ context. Valuing and Pricing Digital Assets will offer £2.5m for “developing ways to agree value and price” in digital transactions. Read more

What is “design in innovation” and how can it be used to benefit UKplc and public, private, academic and third sector organisations and citizens? This short film presents case studies in healthcare, logistics and digital services, which demonstrate just some of the ways that using design in innovation can deliver increased impact and value. Read more

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‘Design & Design Values’ is a series of evening debates and facilitated design-led workshop activities led by Lucy Wills FRSA and hosted by the Design Special Interest Group. These events aim to combine the experience and insight of attendees, and social media participants, to explore issues such as whether design should lead on embedding good practice at the core of global business and culture and what core values design should champion. Read more