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The Great Think meets Dragons’ Den!

To celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Tideway innovation, we are hosting TIF 8 @ Dragons’ Den TV studio on the 23rd June 2017 as we seek to Imagine, Innovate and Inspire a reconnection with River Thames. Dragons’ Den Flyer May 2017 We welcome new ideas seeking £10,000 to £20,000 of investment which are likely to improve Tideway delivery or secure a legacy…

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The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

For those of you who did not see it I can highly recommend the BBC program The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway. An insight into the work that friends at Crossrail are doing. Link to the iplayer or the program page BBC’s website

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Spreading the word on Tideway and innovation for BITC week

I headed down to Lyndhurst Primary School in Southwark yesterday morning to present to 60 very keen future innovators in Year 2 about the Tideway project, and had a brilliant time telling them not only about the tunnel and what a great job we’re doing at transforming the river, but hopefully sparking their interest in the concept of…

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Crossrail project: the evolution of an innovation ecosystem

The £14·8 billion Crossrail project to deliver the Elizabeth line east–west railway across London has pioneered the development of a systematic programme approach to innovation. Previous papers have focused on the early stages of setting up Crossrail’s innovation programme – known as Innovate18 – and implementing it as a credible component of the delivery organisation. With the…

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Tunnel Engineering Exhibition 2017

Opening in May 2017, a new exhibition from ICE promises to offer visitors a highly interactive experience featuring a host of digital content, virtual reality and a learning journey for younger visitors. The Ferrovial-sponsored Tunnel Engineering Exhibition takes place from May to November 2017 and follows the globally successful Bridge Engineering Exhibition which attracted over…

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i3P in three words

We recently held the inaugural meeting of the Innovation Leadership Group (ILG) at the bright and inspiring Applied Innovation Exchange at Capgemini. ILG is a sub-group of i3P made up of representatives from the i3P member organisations. It’s chaired by Maggie Brown, Innovation Manager for Hinkley Point C, and myself. What became clear in our…

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Innovation – 100 years ago!

During a trip back to my native North-East of England last week, I revisited a place I’ve not been to since school – Beamish open air museum in County Durham. This is an Edwardian recreation of an early 1900’s town (they tell me it’s stuck in 1913 – the museum, not Durham natives)! Not only was…

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How Good SAMaritans are using smartphones to save lives

Our guest blog today comes from Ralph Ashwood, Innovation Champion and BMB H&S Manager, who shows us how technology truly is saving lives, and how each of us could play our part. The speed at which lifesaving care can be delivered varies incredibly the world over. The UK has some of the fastest ambulance response…

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