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Sector News

Sector News

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. 

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