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Sector News

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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 

New ministers for life sciences

 

Setting out the new ministerial responsibilities for the life sciences sector.

The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) will continue to be a joint unit across the Department of Health (DH) and the newly formed Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

New ministers

New ministerial portfolios confirmed at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

 

The full list of ministerial responsibilities in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has now been confirmed.

Following the creation of the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the appointment of Rt Hon Greg Clark MP as Secretary of State, the full list of ministerial responsibilities within the department has now been confirmed.

Boosting regional innovation – second wave of the science and innovation audits now open

 

The government is now welcoming expressions of interest for the second wave of the science and innovation audits, the Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson MP announced this week at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Manchester.

Science Minister: International scientific solutions to our shared global challenge

 

In a speech at EuroScience Open Forum 2016 in Manchester, Jo Johnson MP, Minister for Universities and Science, said: