nesta – February updates

8 of the best books on innovation – This Thursday marks the 21st World Book Day: a moment to celebrate reading in all its thought-provoking glory. Although the UK event generally focuses on encouraging young people to read, the day itself was originally designed to pay tribute to all authors; inspiring everyone, old and young, to pick up a book. With this in mind, here is a list innovation reads.

A roadmap for AI: 10 ways governments will change (and what they risk getting wrong) – There is a fever of excitement about AI and government at the moment. Unfortunately, much that’s been written about its prospects is frustratingly vague or just plain wrong.

Events  – including European Social Innovation Competition 2018 launch on 20 March 2018

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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