Robert meets with Innovate UK

Last Friday, I joined business leaders and fellow MP Justin Tomlinson at a meeting with the Government's innovation agency, Innovate UK. The agency, which has its headquarters located on North Star Avenue in North Swindon, works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. It also offers funding to the strongest options, as well as connecting innovators with the contacts to succeed.

At the meeting, I learned first hand about automative technology created by Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells, which could one day be used to power the millions of cars travelling on UK roads. Whilst these things can often take many years to develop, it was great to meet a business at the forefront in finding a replacement for fossil fuels.

I am delighted to have agencies like Innovate UK operating in our town, and I look forward to how technologies like this will be used in the future to stimulate growth in Swindon, and across the country. 

You can find out more information about the agency, including its five-point plan for the years ahead, here: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk/about#what-we-do