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Book

The AI powered state: China's approach to public sector innovation

This collection of essays aim to give policymakers a deeper understanding of how China is innovating with artificial intelligence (AI) in public services, challenging current misconceptions and illuminating nuances in the debate.
Report

Partnerships for skills: learning from digital frontrunner countries

As digitalisation, artificial intelligence and automation spread across the world, digital skills are increasingly in demand. However, in many countries they are in short supply. This report looks at how to build effective cross-sector partnerships to tackle digital skills gaps.
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Strategies for supporting inclusive innovation: insights from South-East Asia

This report looks at how policymakers can support inclusive forms of innovation, drawing on insights from strategies and practices in South-East Asia.
Report

Love’s labours found: industrial strategy for social care and the everyday economy

The United Kingdom’s industrial strategy focuses on high-tech, advanced industries. This paper argues that if the government really wants to improve productivity and address regional divides in the UK, it needs to stop ignoring ‘everyday’ sectors like social care. These sectors not only employ large...
Report

Is the UK getting innovation right?

This report represents the culmination of three months of public opinion research to understand attitudes to innovation. Whilst there is an existing body of evidence around public attitudes to science and technology, this research sought to build on this knowledge.