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Sector News

Sector News

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:

The Digital Catapult announces 3 local Digital Catapult Centres in Sunderland, Brighton and Bradford.

The Digital Catapult, a national centre to rapidly advance the UK’s best digital ideas, will today (5 November 2014) announce the appointment of 3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) led consortia to establish 3 local D

telent Strengthens its ICT Capability with Deal to Acquire Telindus UK

telent Strengthens its ICT Capability with Deal to Acquire Telindus UK

telent with Telindus combined strength will give added scale, expertise and engineering for end-to-end solutions

Insignia Technologies shortlisted for Pitch at the Palace

Insignia Technologies shortlisted for Pitch at the Palace

Insignia Technologies, one of the fastest growing companies at BioCity Scotland, Scotland’s leading life sciences hub, is one of only three companies from Scotland short listed for the Pitch at the Palace – in London on 5th November 2014.

The Pitch at the Palace is an initiative of the HRH Prince Andrew and is designed to help young entrepreneurs and new start-up businesses develop skills for economic activity in businesses which solve real human problems.

Nick Clegg announces TechNorth – a new tech hub for the North of England.

The Deputy Prime Minister is today (23 October) visiting a tech hub in Sheffield to announce the creation of TechNorth – a major new Northern Futures project bringing the pockets of excellence in tech industries from across the North together to form an internationally renowned virtual hub.