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Sector News

Sector News

Entries for the 7th China (Shenzhen) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2015 are Extended!

The original date for UK entries in order to be eligible to progress to the Shenzhen and National Stages was the 25th of June. This has now been extended to the 10am UK Time on Monday 29th of June. 

The date for UK entries who wish to be eligible for only the Shenzhen stage (not the National finals as well) is the 20th July.

This situation has arisen because of the competition timings in China that require National stage entries to be passed through to the national organisers in advance of the Shenzhen semi-finals.

 

CASI project – Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation

We are part of a project consortium of 19 partners from 12 EU countries and run together the CASI project – Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation, funded by the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. You can learn more about the project and its deliverables by browsing our website at http://www.casi2020.eu.

Visit the 3M Innovation centre in Bracknell on 18 June organised by LATi

UKSPA members - and their Tenant Companies - are invited to join a unique opportunity to visit the 3M Innovation centre in Bracknell on 18 June organised by LATi.

Professor Timothy Richard Dafforn has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at BIS

Professor Timothy Richard Dafforn has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), it has been announced (26 May 2015).

Project brokerage and open innovation in practice

UKSPA is a member of IASP - the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation.

One of their members, Lindholmen Science Park in Sweden, is interested in getting in touch with other science parks or areas of innovation who have a successful track record in project brokerage and open innovation in practice.

This could include:

New Business Secretary makes first speech at Engine Shed, Bristol

New measures to support entrepreneurs and job creation have been set out in Sajid Javid’s first speech as Business Secretary.

Fasset Realise National Ambitions with Double Contract Win

 

Havant based property and facilities management company, Fasset Ltd, has confirmed its status as a national facilities management (FM) provider with an additional 662,000 sqft under management with contract wins at Hexagon Tower (Manchester) and Wilton Centre (Teesside).

Number 10 appoints Jo Johnson, as new science minister

The BBC news website has published initial sector reaction to the appointment of Jo Johnson MP as the new Science Minister

Jo Johnson, the brother of London Mayor Boris Johnson, is to be the new Minister for Universities and Science.

Ignite 2015: Fast-tracking innovation to commercial reality

Ignite 2015: Fast-tracking innovation to commercial reality

Applications close 18th May

Dates: 5 July to 10 July 2015

Location: Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK »

North West Fund for Biomedical boosts NW companies with £1.1m Follow On Funding

Life sciences investor SPARK Impact has continued to boost the North West’s biomedical sector by providing follow on funding into healthcare companies developing innovative services and technologies.