Author: Gordon Fong


What makes an innovation district work?

This is a LinkedIn post that I wanted to share. Shame I can’t embed. The reason for sharing is that it asks the question of does the strategy of building innovation districts work and what does it rely on for a successful outcome?


Charlotte Smith from CyNam explains CyberFirst

We speak to Charlotte Smith, who is the Skills Growth Lead for CyNam, who are also part of the consortium to deliver CyberFirst for the South West. Charlotte explains in more details the CyberFirst Schools initiative from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)  – a part of GCHQ.


Alice Violet shares what employers look for when hiring

Our university placement student, Nathan Fowler, spoke to Alice Violet who shares what she is looking for when hiring a new employee. Alice also has a podcast call Cyber Made Human that you can find further details at the follow link,


Interview with Tom Broadway, Lead for Hub8 MX in Cheltenham

Tom Broadway is the Hub8 Lead for the Minster Exchange innovation space in Cheltenham. This is an £8.4m investment into regeneration scheme to rejuvenate the heart of Cheltenham, between Cheltenham Borough Council and Hub8 by Plexal. What does innovation mean to you? Continued success, continued growth and having a platform to support that. Why the move to a new location? The offices are by the […]


Interview with Hollie Wakefield, General Manager of CyNam.

15 July 2024, I took our university placement student, Nathan Fowler (LinkedIn), with me to Cheltenham to visit the Hub8 MX Innovation Centre and to interview some key people. We ended up with four pieces of content, which was a fantastic return. Got there and back without needing to charge my car this time, but day time driving and not having the two horrendous detours […]


UK Innovation Strategy, GOV UK doc

O Innovation, Innovation, wherefore art thou Innovation. The four pillars of this Government’s strategy, although it could change tomorrow. Pillar 1: Unleashing Business – We will fuel businesses who want to innovate. Pillar 2: People – We will make the UK the most exciting place for innovation talent. Pillar 3: Institutions & Places – We will ensure our research, development and innovation institutions serve […]