20 April 2015

The driverless car and the fall of man

The quest for robotic cars is underwritten by a suspicion of humanity.

29 October 2014

Transport: breaking through the impasse

ESSAY: Six arguments for innovation in transport.

Seven reasons we should celebrate manufacturing

Commentators bemoaning the rise of ‘stuffocation’ miss the benefits manufacturing provides.

2 January 2014

US firms and the ‘dash for cash’

American companies are grimly hanging on to cash, or returning it to shareholders, rather than investing in innovation.

10 October 2013

Six high-tech industries for 2020 and beyond

To tackle unemployment, unleash human talent and end global poverty, industry needs to embrace big ideas - here are six.

15 July 2013

The robots are coming - but not fast enough

The claim that mechanisation is sweeping away jobs in a wave of innovation bears little relation to reality.

Time for some
high-street innovation

ESSAY: Britain’s retail sector needs to stop worrying about the greens and learn to love new technology.

The right to bear
3D-printed arms

The US authorities are armed to the teeth, and we're panicking about citizens printing out rubbish guns?

29 August 2012

Apple v Samsung: innovation’s the loser

Tech giants are devoting more energy to defending patents than they are to coming up with new ideas.

Design alone can’t save UK plc

Making products attractive and user-friendly is a smart idea, but it is no substitute for R&D and investment.