Diversity & Inclusion

Should we always strive for perfection?

  This article was authored by Claire Tanner Mental health is a broad and complex topic, with no easily identifiable causes when things go wrong and certainly no easy remedies. One way or another poor mental health has undoubtedly impacted us all. Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for...

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Superwomen: Female Inventors Fighting COVID-19

  This International Women’s Day, we are honouring the successes of female inventors whose innovations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have provided us with much needed hope in a period of unprecedented crisis. The gender patent gap According to a 2020 report by the organisation WISE, the number of...

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Shining a Light on Black History Month

This piece was co-authored by Bosé Animasaun and Hannah Kite. It’s not often that inventions become the subject of US election campaign speeches, but then 2020 has been anything but usual. Our curiosity was piqued by Joe Biden’s reference, in a recent speech, to Lewis Latimer (a black man) having...

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The Race to Rebrand

This piece was co-authored by Bosé Animasaun and Natasha Fernando. Getting the branding right has never been more critical to a business’s success. To today’s socially-conscious consumers, a product name or logo tells them much more than which company the product is from – it can also give them insight...

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Proud and Patented: Recognising LGBTQ+ Inventors

This article was authored by Olly Beswestherick Despite mass cancellations of parades and events owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the activism and collective sense of celebration for Pride month this year is as strong as ever. With many tuning in online to express solidarity, or opting for socially-distanced campaigns of...

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