Industry and Innovation

As part of its 2017-18 priorities, NHSF is seeking stronger links with industry to improve the impact of heritage science research in commercial markets and strengthen the scope for collaboration between research and industry.

To further this goal, NHSF is:

  • Updating the National Heritage Science Strategy to align it more closely to wider government priorities – in particular the recently released Industrial Strategy.
  • Consulting industry representatives on the value that Heritage Science can bring to their sectors.

NHSF aims to encourage and facilitate collaborations between heritage science organisations and industry, to provide the evidence base to inform policy.

Industry and Innovation Workshop:

In November 2017, NHSF invited heritage scientists and potential industry partners to take part in a workshop held at the Tate. Presentations by Nancy Bell (Northumbria University), Dr Lyn Wilson (Historic Environment Scotland) and Prof. May Cassar (UCL Institute of Sustainable Heritage, and NHSF trustee) introduced the National Heritage Science Strategy and provided an overview of the value of Heritage Science to sectors and markets beyond heritage. The event provided an opportunity to discuss how the upcoming strategy refresh and other NHSF activities can help researchers, companies and heritage organisations collaborate and work together as part of a unified heritage industry.

Read the full event report