This time last year I started a Blog around Technological and Scientific Predictions for 2016 as researched by NESTA the world’s leading Innovation foundation.
Before I consider this year’s predictions I thought I would look back at one of the 2016 Predictions showing how that evolved over the year.
“Doctors will start prescribing computer games to heal you”
This hasn’t quite evolved as predicted but a virtual reality experience used to treat patients suffering with paranoia has proved ground breaking. May 2016 saw the launch of Sea Quest Hero, a 3D game which collects data on spatial navigation to help dementia research. By November data collected from 2.4 million players has led to a breakthrough that could lead to the first ever test for dementia.
At the same time a huge craze overtook the world and the UK as the Pokemon Go phenomenon hit and you couldn’t move for people walking around playing it in the streets, parks and at tourist attractions. At its height in July there were nearly 45,000,000 active users looking for a Pikachu to add to their Pokedex. The interactive game has been praised for its physical and social benefits encouraging children and parents to go out walking in their locality.
The 2016 prediction that “Doctors will start prescribing computer games to heal you” may well come true in 2017.
For 2017 the future predictions by NESTA include:
- Vegetarian Food Gets Bloodthirsty
- Lifelong Learners
- Blockchain Powers a Personal Data Revolution
- The rise of the Armchair Volunteer
- The Splinternet
- Classroom Conundrums Tackled Together
- A new artistic approach to Virtual Reality
- Computer Says No: the backlash
- Next Generation Social Movement for Health
- How Brexit turned the UK German
My next few blogs will investigate these in further detail so watch this space …………….
Still thinking what to buy young people for Christmas?
Would they like to become a detective? Would they like to join the CIA?
Look no further than the NESTA Christmas Present List 2016
These are new product ideas supported by Nesta which is an innovation foundation set up to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.
All these products can be bought on-line making it an easy choice for purchase.
It is with great sadness that we have heard that one of our previous Board members George Stonier has recently passed away. George was one of the founding Board Members of the BIC who enthusiastically supported the BIC and its clients for over 20 years. We pass our condolences on to his family with fond memories.
The BIC has been sponsoring these Awards since the year 2000. Winning such awards is a great accolade for any business. It’s a proud moment for a company and its staff and it’s a great marketing statement for a company and could easily bring you new business
If you need any assistance in entering please let us know. Entries close on 16 December 2016.
Please find below the link to the article on the Sentinel Website:
The Business Innovation Centre recently took advantage of Keele University’s Student Internship programme to find someone to design and develop a new client database interface for the company.
Chelsea Nock, pictured here with BIC Deputy Chief Executive Jackie Millward was coming to the end of her MSc in Advanced Computer Science and welcomed the opportunity to practice her skills in a real time environment.
Chelsea’s placement at the BIC lasted for three months under the tutelage of their IT Manager Paul Longshaw. Chelsea immersed herself easily into the BIC team and soon understood the complicated requirements of an organisation which has been operating for over 20 years.
The new database is now up and running and BIC staff are finding it a wonderful resource. They are particularly pleased with the new reporting systems which will help them make light of complicated reporting requirements of their European Funded projects.
Chelsea finally completes her course at the end of September when she will be available for full time employment in web development, programming or software development.
BIC | Events
BIC | Tweets
Funding | News
Mirror.co.ukFormer Saturdays star Vanessa White given taxpayer-funded grant to help boost overseas s [...]
Imperial College LondonMulti-million EU funding boost for Imperial researchersImperial College Londo [...]
Mirror.co.ukFormer Saturdays star Vanessa White splits from boyfriend Gary Salter after six years ye [...]
Oxford Green Week receives funding boost from Arts Council EnglandOxford City Council News (press re [...]
RTE.ieReality Check: How much will Labour's NHS plans cost?BBC NewsWe are talking about the NHS [...]