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  • By 2050 – China’s economy is expected to be 40% larger relative to the US economy, with India’s economy likely to be on an equal scale to the US. The UK is forecast to drop from 5 th to around 11 th ?
  • At present the amount of technical information is doubling approximately every 2 years. By 2010 – it will double every 72 hours! When the radio (wireless) was first invented – it took almost 40 years to reach an audience of 50 million: it took the TV 13 years The internet 4 years the Ipod 3 years and facebook 2 years!!! By 2013 supercomputers are expected to EXCEED the computational power of the HUMAN BRAIN
  • Benedict aurora

    1. 1. Openhive Leadership Forum Benedict Arora 11 th June 2010
    2. 2. What is NESTA? <ul><li>National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision – of a creative and enterprising UK competing globally and responding to social challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endowed finance – independent, risk capital for experimentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach – think and do tank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A long term view but with short term gains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainstreaming what works </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Types of activity Innovation Index Future growth sectors Public sector innovation The LAB - healthcare early years education Creative economy ICT, engineering and clean tech Life sciences and health care
    4. 4. Age Things that keep us awake at night: Part I
    5. 5. Things that keep us awake at night: Part II
    6. 6. GDP $US Billion at 2003 $US value Things that keep us awake at night: Part III
    7. 7. Technology Growth in the number of Internet devices millions Number of daily searches number of users
    8. 8. Implications for the future skills needs <ul><li>Rapidly changing world places a premium on certain types of skills, aptitudes and knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity, energy, attitude to risk, self efficacy and leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STEM, creative/digital and enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CBI members surveys consistently show mismatch supply and demand for skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bigger deficit in “wider” skills than literacy and numeracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deficit anticipated to grow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some sectors will grow faster than others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and social care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hi-tech, bio-tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative and cultural economy </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. There are weaknesses in the education system… <ul><li>Schools main incentives focus on success within the narrow limits prescribed by the assessment regime </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection does pick up on preparing young people for world of work – but are these standards sufficiently rigorous and weighted? </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting experimentation taking place in some schools around wider skills development, but evidence from employers suggests this is not sufficiently widespread or systematic </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum delivery making some advances in uses of new techniques and technologies, but for systemic reasons remains behind the curve and is falling further behind </li></ul>
    10. 10. … but also scope for hope <ul><li>Increasing demand from schools for new approaches to raising attainment </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in numbers of schools involving </li></ul><ul><li>students in school management and </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Moves to loosen regulation in education will allow more scope for experimentation and innovation </li></ul>
    11. 11. NESTA’s education work <ul><li>Exploring student leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowestoft Energy Challenge, EcoDesign Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with SSAT on Student Voice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exploring new approaches to the curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leonardo Effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach First collaboration on STEM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exploring the impact of choice on student aspiration and achievement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iDiscover </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Child of Today <ul><li>A child born in 2009 will: </li></ul><ul><li>live on average 15 years longer than a person born 50 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>But also – </li></ul><ul><li>work till the age 68 (or the year 2077) </li></ul><ul><li>working on average 10-14 different jobs by the age of 38 </li></ul><ul><li>of which the most popular jobs are yet to even exist </li></ul><ul><li>using technologies that people have yet to even imagine </li></ul><ul><li>in a world where China is the world’s number 1 economy, with India 2 nd , the U.S 3 rd , and the UK ??? </li></ul>
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