Making the UK an Innovation Nation

Last week I hosted an Innotech Summit event in Parliament, joining a panel discussion with leading entrepreneurs and policymakers – including Rohan Silva (former Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister), Sherry Coutu (leading tech entrepreneur and adviser) and Ollie Whitehouse (Associate Director with the NCC Group) – on how we can rise to the policy challenges posed by the digital revolution.
 
In a wide-ranging discussion, we talked about how the UK has traditionally been a pioneer of the digital economy and how we need to try and replicate the outstanding success we have seen in clusters like Tech City in other parts of the country, empowering tech entrepreneurs to create high-growth businesses. We also talked about how the education reforms of this Government are helping prepare the next generation for a technological global race where many time-honoured professions will be transformed beyond all recognition.
 
In particular, I highlighted the potential for our public services to become crucibles of innovation through the power of tech, shattering the stale divide between the public and the private sector and setting entrepreneurs free in Whitehall.
 
To ensure that the UK thrives in the 21st century, we won’t just need a Government for enterprise, we will need enterprising Government.
 

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George Freeman: New technology can save the NHS

21st September 2015 There is a truth in our society that we can no longer ignore. With a rapidly ageing population, the UK faces a new demographic reality. | ConservativeHome



George Freeman: How technology will transform care and debate about our NHS

18th January 2015 The technological revolutions which have transformed so much of our economy and society are about to transform healthcare. | ConservativeHome


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