The UK is renowned as a global innovator. As the world’s first industrialised nation; innovation, creativity, and – to an extent – risk, have all played a part in some of the UK’s greatest achievements.
But have we reached a tipping point where UK creativity is in danger of being stifled as a result of increasing trends towards risk aversion in the innovation ecosystem? What’s more, is it now harder to find the commercial backing to get truly innovative ideas off the ground? And what role will the 3D printing industry have in facilitating economic growth in the UK in the face of an increasingly conservative business environment?