STEM Foundation

Inspiring Inventing the Future Report Launch

What an inspiring, informative and enjoyable evening!

Inventing the Future report launch stimulated several innovative thoughts about the future transformation witin STEM education. 

Recommendations in Inventing the Future

  • New-style polytechnics to act as regional innovation hubs

  • Local enterprise partnerships and chambers of commerce to coordinate long term regional STEM education strategy

  • Innovation tax credits to be extended to include technical skills development and specialist capital investment in education

  • The development of differentiated technology clusters across the UK

  • Better exchange of personnel between industry and academia

  • A revolution to teaching and learning approaches


Inventing the Future panel discussion:

Quotes from the evening:

"Innovation must be embedded in the educational system” 

Prof Sa’ad Medhat 

"Industry and education need to work and co-create, STEM skills gap is everyone’s problem, all work on it"

Sally Dicketts, CEO Activate Learning 

"There is another way to monitoring teachin, learning and assessment & its down on innovation,education and industry together to find it"

"Start kids ealy on entrepreneurial practise, build into curriculum and that changes mindset and creates opportunity"

Companies providing comment or case studies for the report include

Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, DuPont, BT Group, ABB Robotics, BASF, E.ON UK, EDF Energy, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Worcester Bosch, Matchtech Group, Costain, Cobham, Atkins, Extrinsica Global, EMC2, Calista Group, PMC Harvesters, Sunseeker International, Hindsight Software, Arla Foods, Holition and Raytheon UK.

On behalf of all of us at the NEF: The Innovation Institute, We would like to thank everyone who attended the Inventing the Future report Launch. Your attendance and participation was most valued and appreciated. For those who was unable to attend, copies of the report can be downloaded at:



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