When we were entering 2020, few of us would have anticipated what the year would become. Shaped, stretched and pushed by the coronavirus pandemic, the whole world has faced unprecedented challenges that have affected us both as individuals and society. For D&D, 2020 was a year of challenges but also a year of successful solutions that we developed to respond to the ‘new normal’.
Auerbach once said “An idea must be able to become reality, lest it is nothing but a soap bubble”. There is a lot of truth to this sentence – especially for start-ups. Many start-ups have fantastic ideas. However, they often lack the means for their implementation. The Business Incubation Centre (BIC) of the Science & Facilities Council (STFC) supports these companies in realising their ideas. We went to the grounds of the BIC in Harwell, Oxford for a video shoot and experienced quite a lot during this visit.