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Sector News

Sector News

Women in IASP holds its first meeting in Moscow to share knowledge and success

 

As the only global association for science parks and areas of innovation, IASP acts as the reference point for our members and other organisations when it comes to new trends and needs in our industry and in society. To increase the visibility of women in our network, and help our members unlock the value of gender diversity to their organisations, we are pleased to announce the launch of Women in IASP as a subnetwork of IASP.

Women in IASP launch

Scale-ups on the agenda for Small Business Minister in Manchester and Stoke

 

 

A new £40 million entrepreneur fund backed by the British Business Bank was announced by Small Business Minister Margot James.

A new £40 million entrepreneur fund backed by the British Business Bank was announced (21 September 2016) by Small Business Minister Margot James, as she met with entrepreneurs in the Midlands and north-west.

Chancellor guarantees EU funding beyond date UK leaves the EU

 

Chancellor Philip Hammond guarantees EU funding beyond date UK leaves the EU

British businesses and universities will have certainty over future funding and should continue to bid for competitive EU funds while the UK remains a member of the EU.

Enterprise Nation - Small Business Barometer results

 

More than two-thirds of Britain’s smallest firms expect to see growth in next six months despite Brexit, survey shows

- New Small Business Barometer to test confidence of smallest British firms biannually

- 68 per cent said they expected to grow in next six months

Science begins in the new Francis Crick Institute building

 

The first scientists have moved into the new £650 million Francis Crick Institute building in London and are starting work in their purpose-built labs. Next to St Pancras station and the British Library, the Crick will be the biggest biomedical research institute under one roof in Europe.

Research groups will continue moving in each week until the end of the year, as lab space is adapted for each research group. The start of 2017 will see the Francis Crick Institute up and running with all staff moved in and research projects ramping up.

The Crick

First scientists move in to London’s new world-leading research lab

 

New £650 million laboratory welcomes the first researchers to begin their collaboration and help strengthen the UK’s world-leading reputation in science.

Backed by £350 million of government investment, the first scientists are moving in and beginning to work in the new Francis Crick Institute – one of the most developed facilities for medical research in the world.

Lord Willetts Cambridge Whitehall Lecture

 

The result of the May referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union has thrown the funding of Science and Innovation research work in the UK into an era of extreme uncertainty.

Safeguarding funding for research and innovation

 

The government safeguards funding in a major commitment to maintain the UK’s status as a world leader in science, research and innovation.

New ministerial local growth champions appointed by Business and Energy Secretary

 

Greg Clark has underlined the vital role of local growth and the importance of 'place' in the government’s industrial strategy.

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has underlined the vital role of local growth and the importance of ‘place’ in developing and delivering the government’s comprehensive industrial strategy during a visit to Belfast on 11 August 2016.

Time to Go Global!

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation,explains why there’s never been a better time to get exporting and expand into new territories overseas. For the next couple of years, the UK will continue to have trade agreements in place with 27 EU states, and there’s a host of other nations knocking on the door to do deals. The opportunity abounds for entrepreneurs and business owners to sell into new markets y taking three steps:

Step one: Market research