Publications in: Data & technology

Economic Impact of Robotic and Autonomous Systems – October 2021

Published: 8 October, 2021

London Economics’ Data & Technology team were commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to find out where the key economic opportunities lie for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) uptake. We identify several opportunities in which RAS could provide significant economic benefits, such as crop harvesting, nuclear decommissioning & surgery. However, […]

A Pandemic’s Worth of Change – June 2021

Published: 17 June, 2021

London Economics and Webloyalty reveal the top consumer trends formed during the pandemic which are here to stay and how behavioural economics can help your firm thrive post-pandemic.

LE Tech Insight – Starpower: Is Nuclear Fusion Still 30- Years Away?

Published: 08 January, 2021

Process of fusion Source: London Economics (2020), based on FusionForEnergy (2019) https://f4e.europa.eu/understandingfusion/ Last month, the search began for a site for the construction of a new nuclear fusion plant in the UK – after an additional £200 million was pledged by the government to fund the next breakthrough in fusion research.[i] The UK is currently […]

LE Tech Insight – Adopt or Perish: AI, the Magic Bullet?

Published: 19 January, 2021

What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science that is concerned with building ‘smart’ or ‘intelligent’ machines. AI is a vast field encompassing a wide range of different subfields, including: machine learning, concerned with developing algorithms that learn from data, natural language processing, concerned with reading and understanding text; speech […]

The Impact of UK Public Investments in UKAEA Fusion Research – December 2020

Published: 24 November, 2020

London Economics was commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to undertake an independent impact evaluation of nuclear fusion research at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. The study objective was to assess the costs and benefits of fusion research at Culham to date. Specifically, the study sought to: i) generate evidence […]

Use of Distributed Ledger Technologies to Verify the Provenance of Goods – October 2020

Published: 2 October, 2020

In 2018, London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to critically assess the use of distributed ledgers in sectors where they have already been trialled, developing an evidence base to help inform their use in the supply chains for different types of consumer products. The research programme comprised desk […]

AI for Services – September 2020

Published: 16 September, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other data technologies are set to impact almost every sector of the economy, bringing significant opportunities for UK businesses. Across the accountancy, insurance and legal sectors, AI and data have the potential to transform the way businesses interact with customers, deliver better and more personal products and services, and bring systemic […]

Evaluation of Data Pitch – January 2020

Published: 24 January, 2020

Data is an important driver of innovation and productivity. The key to a productive data ecosystem is to enable reuse of data and integration with other datasets in a data value chain, which can include open, closed, and shared datasets. This means rethinking access to data and creating opportunities for data owners to work with […]

Industry 4.0 and the Future of UK Space Manufacturing – July 2019

Published: 25 July, 2019

London Economics was commissioned by Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency, to undertake a study to explore the future opportunities and challenges around adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies in the UK Space Manufacturing sector. The study assists Innovate UK and the UK Government to better understand how UK Space Manufacturing can benefit from, and fit […]