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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

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