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Working towards effective knowledge transfer…

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Working towards effective knowledge transfer…

When we first discussed convening a panel at the Science in Public conference, our idea centered on the topic of expertise and whether the concept of expertise needed to adapt given the current climate. But after identifying our panelists and reading about their work, we realised that a more satisfying discussion might emerge if the discussion was framed within the broader topic of challenges associated with effective knowledge transfer. We’re happy to report that all participants were very well behaved and the session was a good starting...

A heavenly haven for change makers (yes, of course we were there)

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Direct democracy, political fun-fair or just lobbying going over the top? Voices are divided when it come to an annual event that attracts virtually everyone who is, or aspires to be, somebody of importance in Swedish politics. The small island of Gotland, just east of the Swedish mainland, is every summer host to something quite spectacular, when it comes to policy making, political debate and real-time lobbying. Almedalsveckan as it is commonly known is a multievent week created from a political context. This year was the largest so far,...

Can the experts please stand up?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Can the experts please stand up?

On the 12th July at 9 AM we’re bringing the topic of expertise, DIY science and knowledge exchange under the spotlight at the UK’s Science in Public conference in Sheffield. On the 3rd day of the conference, the DITOs team from Tekiu and UCL will be holding a session on how DIY practices are impacting on our collective understanding of expertise and whether new models of knowledge sharing and exchange are needed in light of these changing circumstance. We’re bringing together 5 speakers who approach the subject from different...

Taking stock, one year after Brexit

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Taking stock, one year after Brexit

  The topic of Brexit is both feared and relished by policy wonks and the public alike. One year down the line from the referendum, the RSA gathered a panel under the title of “Brexit: One Year On” to take stock of the current climate and project into a possible future. At Tekiu, we’ve been following Brexit closely, particularly the potential effects on the Life Sciences, Digital Economy and Research and Innovation in general. We recently took a UK bioindustry delegation to Switzerland to learn from an example of a healthy Life...

Digitising government – who is responsible?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Digitising government – who is responsible?

Here at Tekiu, we’re very interested in all things digital, especially when it comes to reform of public services. Last week we attended a discussion briefing hosted by the IfG to mark the launch of their new report on Digital Government. The lively debate took place against the backdrop of a provocative question: “Who is responsible for effective digital government?”. Unfortunately, we were not joined by a promised speaker from GDS, perhaps understandable given the tumultuous political events of the past couple of weeks but plenty of...

BioIndustry Innovation

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Tekiu Discovery Trip | 0 comments

BioIndustry Innovation

A delegation from the UK’s life science sector representing bioindustry and government agencies visited Switzerland in April 2017 to meet their counterparts and prepare for the changes facing the sector after Brexit.

Integration Policy

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Tekiu Discovery Trip | 0 comments

Integration Policy

A delegation of Swedish Mayors visit their counterparts in Germany in October 2016 to exchange ideas for integration of migrants into the work place – here some of the delegates discuss lessons learnt during the trip.

Comparing Innovation Systems

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Tekiu Discovery Trip, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Comparing Innovation Systems

  Benchmarking innovation systems across Europe: Almost every country in Europe thinks it is best in Europe at most things. Tekiu helps clients to compare and benchmark themselves, in order to take a critical view on their own national innovation systems. Here a Swedish delegation enjoys a team spirit moment in front of the UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) display of UK innovations in February 2016. Tekiu prides itself in creating an atmosphere for introspection, and this is achieved by first creating a...

The Future of Sustainable Electricity

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Tekiu Discovery Trip, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Future of Sustainable Electricity

A Swedish delegation visit to the United Kingdom: In October 2015, Tekiu organised delegation meetings in London to compare European electricity systems today and in the future. Swedish researchers and policy makers met with representatives from UK government departments such as DECC and also OFGEM, as well as UK businesses involved in the strengthening the future of the UK electricity system. The group not only learnt about and exchanged views on the state of the art in power systems, they also had a ride on the classic London double decker...

DIY Kite Mapping

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Uncategorized, Workshop | 0 comments

DIY Kite Mapping

  Do-It-Yourself Kite making and mapping activity: Tekiu’s Citizens Without Borders initiative in collaboration with PLOTS and University College London created kite making and kite mapping workshops in September 2013. Participants built their own delta wing kites out of affordable materials (Tyvec or spun plastic sheets, wooden spars and strong tape) and attached cameras to the kites for DIY aerial photography. The workshops ended with an introduction to the open-source MapKnitter software that can be used to stitch together the...