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Are you looking to increase your competitiveness and profitability with innovation or technology? The digital and technology sector is thriving but are you as a business keeping pace with the latest developments. In this digital age let us help you future proof your business.

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Swindon and Wiltshire has traditionally been a nesting ground for future innovation with facilities such as the Hydrogen Hub and Porton Science Park.

Knowledge

From data to early diagnosis and precision medicine
An overview of government’s challenge to industry and research to use existing health data to improve early diagnosis and precision treatment of disea...
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The Grand Challenge Missions: Our Industrial Strategy in 2019
A review of the grand challenges that make up the Governments Industrial Strategy
Community News
Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
guide
An Introduction to Cyber Essentials Certification
Whats the purpose and benefits to Cyber Essentials, the government-backed cyber security certification scheme for small firms.
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A brief guide to business continuity planning
In this short guide, we will explore how you can prepare for the unforeseen with focus on your IT and business-critical systems.
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Independent report - Made Smarter Review
An industry-led review exploring how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits of digital technology through a strong industry - government partnership.

Resources

Creative Social Enterprise - Create Studios

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Create Studios is not just a media hub. They are a collaborative team of digital creatives drawing on their pooled experience to grow their award–winning track record.

CreateStudios
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Boost your digital knowledge with Google

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Google Digital Garage is a set of free tutorials for everyone to boost their digital knowledge.

LearnDigital.WithGoogle.com/digitalgarage/
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Enhancing the digital experience for skills learners (Jisc)

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Comprehensive guide to enhancing the digital experience for skills learners How can skills providers make the most of digital technology to support their learners to gain employment and progress in their careers?

Enhancing the digital experience
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Digital Solutions for UK Education and Research (Jisc)

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A membership organisation Jisc's vision is for the UK to be the most digitally-advanced higher education, further education and research nation in the world.

jisc.ac.uk
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Documents

News

Feasibility funding for autonomous vehicle cyber s...
Up to £2 million available for UK businesses to define a cyber-physical connected and autonomous veh...
Free Cyber Security Health Check for Businesses an...
Are you concerned about the Cyber Security of your small business or charity?
IUK’s £10 Million Innovation Loans for SMEs: July ...
Providing finance to businesses that is affordable, patient and flexible for projects that have a cl...
IUK Announces Analysis for Innovators Round 5 Comp...
Help boost a company’s productivity or competitiveness
Excalibur achieves best practice standard
Now a fully accredited ISO 27001 business
The Launchpad Competition is now open for applicat...
A budding engineering entrepreneur aged 18-25 could win £15k to start a business based on their engi...

Community Insights

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Protect your small business from cyber crime
These 6 simple actions will help protect your business from cyber crime.
Community News
Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
guide
An Introduction to Cyber Essentials Certification
Whats the purpose and benefits to Cyber Essentials, the government-backed cyber security certification scheme for small firms.
guide
A brief guide to business continuity planning
In this short guide, we will explore how you can prepare for the unforeseen with focus on your IT and business-critical systems.
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Top 10 Online Business Tools You Should Be Using!
Alison Edgar 'The Entrepreneur’s Godmother' shares the top 10 online business tools that she uses. Some of these tools are completely free and other...
5 Reason why Entrpreneurs need to focus on Cybersecurity
When you hear of a new cybersecurity threat on the news, what type of business do you think is most likely to be the victim of an attack?
report
Independent report - Made Smarter Review
An industry-led review exploring how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits of digital technology through a strong industry - government partnership.
guide
Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.

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