Blog: Business

Derby skyline overlooking the city

Dr Polina Baranova, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, looks at how the Low Carbon Business Network can support environmental sustainability.

Derby stadium and trees and buildings

Dr Fred Paterson, the University of Derby's project lead for the Low Carbon Business Network, looks at how meeting the Clean Growth challenge will help us take advantage of global changes to improve people's lives and the country's productivity.

Cars and lorries

The 'future of mobility' strand of the government's Industrial Strategy is driving a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns and cities. Professor Warren Manning looks at the momentum the strategy could provide for innovation in the way we do business.

Meeting the needs of an ageing society is one of four 'grand challenges' identified in the government's Industrial Strategy to help create an economy that works for everyone. With the UK population ageing, Dan Garner, Programme Leader in Product Design Engineering at the University of Derby, looks at how technology and design are helping older people lead independent and fulfilling lives.

For almost 20 years, Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have been promoted as the way forward. But is the bubble about to burst for these technologies? According to Richard Self, Senior Lecturer in Analytics and Governance at the University of Derby, the answer is 'probably yes'.

Professor Kamil Omoteso, Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Derby, explains how Derby and Derbyshire have significant strength and diversity in business.

Melanie Powell, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Derby, gives her pre-Budget view on what the Autumn 2018 Budget might have in store.

Professor Keith McLay shares his thoughts on an overseas trip with Professor Judith Lamie visiting partners old, new and prospective in China and Hong Kong.

Derby has attracted £4 billion of investment over the past 10 years. We recognise the part we play in providing businesses with the skilled workers, academic expertise and technological resources they need to thrive, as well as the valuable economic contribution we make to the UK.

Dr Fred Paterson, the University of Derby's Project Lead for the Low Carbon Business Network, looks at how the city is setting achievable, sustainable goals.