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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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Funding for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles infrastructure testing

In the 2016 Autumn statement, the Government announced that up to £100m will be invested in new UK CAV Testing Infrastructure, this event will describe the strategy for the creation of a new CAV hub and will outline the vision and plans for how this investment will be delivered for the UK. Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cav-testing-infrastructure-launch-strategy-and-consortia-building-event-tickets-32289422532

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Goodbye Crossrail! Welcome Malcolm!

Dear all, Well today is the last day for me at Crossrail. I have mixed feelings. I am both excited about my new role/opportunity that lies before me, but sad that I leave an incredible team, incredible project and inspiring people behind. I know that I will be supported by my peers, my network, I3P…

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Innovation in the supply chain report

http://www.pinsentmasons.com/PDF/2016/Innovation-in-the-supply-chain.pdf   I was really taken by the quote at the beginning of this report and the conclusion that i3P is a part of the solution.     There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things… whenever his…

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