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Sector News

Sector News

Autumn Statement 2014

 

Autumn Statement

Overview

In the Autumn Statement this afternoon, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said

S-Lab Awards - open for applications

The 2015 S-Lab Award scheme are now open for applications.

Awards categories will be based around the 2014 categories.

Categories for applications are:

1. New or Refurbished Laboratories

2. Laboratory Effectiveness

3. Laboratory Environmental Improvement

4. Best New or Improved Product

5. Laboratory Informatics

6. Making a Differrence

7. Laboratory Based Teaching and Learning

FITMAN European project to develop and apply technologies to the manufacturing industry

FITMAN (www.fitman-fi.eu) is a project within the European Commission’s Future Internet Public-Private-Partnership (FI-PPP) framework, developing and applying technologies to the manufacturing industry. 

The Innovation, Research and Technology sector ups its game

The Innovation, Research and technology sector ups its game and imapact according to Oxford Economics study. 

Applications for the 2015 MacRobert Award are now open

The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award has become synonymous with spotting the ‘next big thing’ in technology, having been established 45 years ago to identify outstanding innovation with proven commercial promise and tangible societal benefit. The very first award in 1969 recognised the extraordinary Rolls-Royce Pegasus engine, used in the iconic Harrier jets, and in 1972 the judges highlighted the achievement of the first CT scanner - seven years before its inventor Sir Godfrey Hounsfield received the Nobel Prize.

Leading UK Company, Ryder Architecture, commissioned to work on major Thames Valley Project

On the back of recent success in the field of science park design, Ryder Architecture has recently landed a significant project for Thames Valley Science Park in Reading.

The commission will see the leading UK practice design bespoke new facilities for a 5,000sqm Gateway for the new Thames Valley Science Park.  The Gateway and follow on buildings will be speculative multi occupancy facilities of serviced offices, laboratories and communal spaces, forming the first stage of the overall 18,000sqm first phase of development.

Register Now: Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Health Research (IBEHR) Open Session

Tuesday 25th November 2014 from 8.30am to 11am BioCity, Newhouse

European Lead Factory Seminar: Satellite meeting on Shared Innovation 10 December, London, UK

A free satellite meeting at the 2014 Genesis Conference will be focusing on the extensive target screening and compound synthesis resources now available from the European Lead Factory to all European researchers. You are invited to come along as our guest, to gain new insights into the rapidly growing impact being made by this key example of public-private innovation.

 

Hauser report calls for long-term expansion of Catapult network

The report, published  at Innovate 2014, calls for a long-term expansion of the Catapult network - creating 30 centres by 2030.

There are currently 7 centres in the Catapult network around the UK

£50 million to support world-changing technologies

The Business Secretary, the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, has launched Innovate UK’s £50 million investment in nurturing the very latest, potentially game-changing technologies.

The 4-year Emerging technologies and industries strategy will help UK business and academia to transform ideas into reality in seven areas: