What investors should watch out for in big tech regulation

We have known for a while that the relatively lenient regulatory environment for big tech companies is coming to an end. While western governments have encouraged growth of these companies through a soft approach to taxation and user rights, they are now making moves to crack down on the skewed distribution of power between tech giants, their competitors and users. The issue is now overlaid by ongoing US-EU trade tensions as a result of US President Donald Trump’s threat of sanctions on...

Smarter London Together: engaging with City Hall’s ambitious plans for a digital London

A fundamental strength of London is its flourishing technology scene. The city is now a key hub for Medtech, EdTech, innovations in mobility, as well as the global hub for FinTech, LegalTech and professional services. Yet, the pace of London boroughs to grasp some of...

FemTech – a journey for women’s healthcare

Solutions for both women’s healthcare and technology innovation have been charged with lacking in progress – menstrual health, breast screening, sexual health tests and contraceptive methods have largely remained stagnant in development and innovation in the healthcare spaces. Yet, over the last five years, investment in FemTech companies has skyrocketed, whilst smart FemTech solutions are beginning a fruitful journey of NHS employment. Is FemTech the new solution to change women’s...

Genomics – achieving all we ever hoped for from medicine?

It was during a press conference at the White House in June 2000 when the Human Genome Project, an international research collaborative, announced the first draft of a human genome had been sequenced, essentially mapping out the blueprint of our DNA. "We now have the possibility of achieving all we ever hoped for from medicine." – The then UK Science Minister, Lord Sainsbury Genomics: A Landmark Moment It was a landmark moment for medical research. Society stood on the...

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Andy Peel 15th Mar, 2019 Impact
Technology , Health
2 min read

How far are we along the Road to Zero?

Like France, the Netherlands, Norway and many more countries, the UK has announced its commitment to end petrol car sales. As a part of its Modern Industrial Strategy, Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, launched a white paper named ‘Road to Zero Strategy’ on July 9th 2018. This paper confirmed the government’s ambitious...