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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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Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

The construction industry employs about 7 percent of the world’s working-age population and is one of the world economy’s largest sectors, with $10 trillion spent on construction-related goods and services every year. But the industry has an intractable productivity problem and, according to Reinventing construction: A route to higher productivity, a new McKinsey Global Institute…

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In search of innovative business cards…

The innovation team has been trying to find an innovative, more sustainable way of swapping contact details other than by traditional business card, which is becoming conspicuously outdated in today’s whizzy digital world. First port of call was to look into Moo’s NFC Business Cards+, which at first glance appeared to be just what we were looking…

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Spotted on travels!

A common question regarding any innovation programme is ‘what is innovation’? This question came up as I admired our beautiful 3d printed design of the Cremorne Wharf sewer upgrade works at the new Kirtling Street offices last week. For those not in the know, this is a particularly complex design and construction scenario, with Tideway (Teal) and Thames Water…

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The domino effect

  A few weeks ago, I watched Tideway engineer Jonathan Knight take on the challenge of making sewage interesting in just 180 seconds for ICE’s Pitch180 competition. Once he had forgiven me for heckling him on stage (see below – sorry again Jonny!), I asked Jonathan to write about his experience, and where he got…

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