Innovation and Technology

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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

Becoming an Ebay trader
Moving to a digital shop front can help with the downturn for all retailers at this present time.
Social Media for Business
'Social media' is the general term used to describe websites, apps and platforms whose users can create, submit and share content or participate in so...
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Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
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Social Media and your Business
We all use social media today but what is it and how can your business use it?
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

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

IUK's Sustainable Innovation Fund Round 3 Launches
Funding is available for UK businesses, research organisations and academia, for new projects focusi...
Government Announces £10m Green Distilleries Compe...
UK distilleries can access funding to cut emissions by switching to low carbon fuels such as hydroge...
The Young Innovators Awards 2020/21 are now open
Young people can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality. The Award includes a £5,0...
Digital Boost - on a mission to help small busines...
A Free Volunteering Platform Uniting Digital Experts With Leaders of Small Businesses and Charities
Announcement of National Innovation Centre for Rur...
New centre to help unlock potential of the UK’s rural economies
Public urged to flag coronavirus related email sca...
A 'Cyber Aware' campaign and other services have been launched to combat cyber security threats.

Community Insights

New tool probes employees’ feelings of wellbeing during pandemic
A Wiltshire based company which focuses on customer experience has turned its attention to helping businesses measure their employees’ wellbeing and g...
14 SEO Myths you don't want to fall for
I started providing SEO services in 2001 and things were a lot simpler than they are now. Things have changed, the number of SEO myths has grown and t...
Plan Ahead for Your Future Success
Beyond the devastating human cost of COVID-19, the pandemic has turned the business world on its head. The impact of social distancing is emphasising ...
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Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
The Benefits of Magento 2
All in all, there’s no doubt that the performance of Magento 2 is much better than Magento 1. With Magento 1 to 2 migration, the e-commerce store’s po...
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Social Media and your Business
We all use social media today but what is it and how can your business use it?
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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.
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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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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?
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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.

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