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Sector News

Sector News

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. 

Chancellor praises Boots' innovation drive

George Osborne has hailed the work being done by Nottingham-headquartered Boots to support the next generation of healthcare companies at Medicity. 

The Chancellor welcomed three new businesses to the enterprise zone site in Beeston. It brings the number of companies on the Nottingham Enterprise Zone site to 24. 

Technopop: A FREE education festival of STEM

Technopop is a new, FREE, 4-week, pop-up festival bringing cutting-edge science, technology, design and innovation to students aged 6 to 19. Whether it is space flight or 3D technologies, Technopop aims to give young people the chance to interact with the ideas and innovations that will inform their future in both work and play.

The NC3Rs are launching the 2014 CRACK IT Challenges* competition

The NC3Rs are launching the 2014 CRACK IT Challenges* competition at an event in central London on 12 September.

The 2014 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. This year the competition is funded by the NC3Rs. There are seven Sponsors (Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbvie, Sanofi, BASF, Shell and Dow Agrosciences).

The Competition

Marks & Clerk's Life Sciences Report 2014 released

Mark's & Clerk's Life Sciences Report 2014: Genome 2.0. was launched at the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego and examines the state of innovation around the genome and associated -omes.

£52 million boost for skills and training in UK Science Sectors

Science Minister David Willetts will today (8 July) announce a £52 million investment in new and emerging science talent, creating more than 7,800 education and skills opportunities over a two-year period.  

UK biomedical research receives £48 million boost

New investment into biomedical research has been announced by the Government.

The funding has been awarded to more than 70 cutting edge research projects, including a revolutionary blood test to identify Alzheimer’s, a potential new gene therapy for Parkinson’s Disease, new approaches for treating cancerous tumours and a wearable light therapy blanket for jaundiced new-borns or conditions such as Psoriasis.