NEF: The Innovation Institute brings together the New Engineering Foundation (NEF) and the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE) to create innovative strategies, conduct accreditations and deliver professional development programmes.
We influence the inter-relationship between education, business and government, through research and collaborative networks to prepare for an innovative and creative scitech workforce.
EDUCATION: linking up education with business; aligning vocational STEM courses with the industry trends
BUSINESS: Helping companies develop a more adaptable and resilient workforce to drive innovation and growth
GOVERNMENT: Collaborating and campaigning for sustainable innovation policies and frameworks locally and nationally
The New Engineering Foundation focuses on transforming STEM education
The Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange runs think tanks and collaborates with leading figures in industry, Government and education to stimulate innovation and growth, regionally and nationally
Developing STEM and Innovation Strategies, creating Innovation Hubs, assuring and accrediting STEM provision, designing STEM programmes, offering professional development and industry secondments, creating enterprise, employability and income generation solutions aligned to business needs, delivering workshops for cultural transformation, creating Design for Learning strategies and conducting horizon scanning and techno-economic assessment.
Developing Innovation for Growth Strategies, delivering bespoke innovation workshops, assuring and benchmarking training, learning and development, validation innovation capability, accrediting innovative internal training programmes, professionally certifying employees as Innovators, providing organisational and employee membership, enabling access to SciTech networks, and facilitating introductions to colleges and universities.
Developing strategies for regional growth in STEM, undertaking evidential research and impact assessments, conducting think tanks, delivering bespoke Innovation, Enterprise and Growth workshops, providing advocacy on matters pertaining to STEM in industrial training and education, creating regional Innovation Hubs, developing strategies for inward investment, and delivering stakeholder engagement programmes.