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Invest in North

Invest North

Invest North will explore the North’s place in the world and showcase the new ideas, insights and analysis that will progress the levelling up agenda...

4th November 2020
Double Down Blog

Double Down on Digital

With each passing day forecasters are attributing different letters and shapes to represent the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19, plotting future GDP on a graph. Will it be a V-shaped? Take a..

7th September 2020
Double Down Blog

The skills issue undermining inclusive growth

Vocational education is not valued as it should be in this country and, as a result, the UK is falling behind its European neighbours when it comes to nurturing the skills the economy needs. It’s time....

12th August 2020
Double Down Blog

Building a better healthcare cluster

Science and technology has always been a powerful dynamic in regeneration, and the fourth industrial revolution has many parallels with the first in the way that it continues to shape...

30th July 2020
IDM Podcast Blog

Influential Podcast: Biotech and the global recovery from Covid-19

Hopes for the global recovery from the COVID-19 crisis very much rest on the biotech sector. What has the pandemic told us about the sector in the UK and the nation’s bio-security...

30th Jun 2020
IDM Podcast Blog

What graduate retention really tells us about cities

Hopes for the global recovery from the COVID-19 crisis very much rest on the biotech sector. What has the pandemic told us about the sector in the UK and the nation’s bio-security...

20th April 2020
Idm Supports the English Cities Fund

IDM Supports The English Cities Fund in Salford bid win

Impact Data Metrics is celebrating being part of the team that helped English Cities Fund – a strategic joint venture between urban regenerator, Muses...

7th April 2020
Double Down Blog

A reform agenda for government data

In the UK regions ‘Whitehall’ has long been a by-word for scepticism about policy created in faraway London. It can be loaded with the idea civil servants in the ca...

16th December 2019
Are you ready for REF

Are you Ready for REF?

Universities are in the process of gathering evidence and creating documentation to support the submissions to REF, the system for assessing the quality of research in the UK’s higher education system...

14th May 2019
Are you ready for REF

The real healthcare lottery

We recently had an unfortunate situation of a colleague requiring an ambulance due to a life-threatening episode. When the ambulance arrived (75 minutes later from a hospital 10...

12th March 2019
Double Down Blog

Are we developing the right skills for growth?

As a nation, our productivity ‘problem’ is well-documented. In fact, the Office for National Statistics reported a mere 0.2% growth.. . .

11th March 2019