07 June 2009
As we develop more Innovation Platforms and delve into the specifics of the challenges that they contain, we get really caught up in the detail and the focus. Every now and again, it is necessary to take a step back and look at our portfolio of activities and reframe what we are doing. Our recent work with the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council and the Office of Life Sciences has taken us on just such a journey through our growing “medical” portfolio. We started with Assisted Living in 2007 – actually, as is the way with Innovation Platforms, we have been working with the National Institute for Health Research for about a year before the actual launch, understanding the challenge, listening to the needs of the various communities involved and generally preparing the ground.