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Sector News

Sector News

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:

Academies publish joint statement on research & innovation after the EU referendum

 

Seven Academies - the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society, the Learned Society of Wales, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Irish Academy - have published a statement on research and innovation after the EU Referendum.

Leading entrepreneur Emma Jones appointed as new Small Business Crown Representative

 

Emma Jones MBE has been appointed to help more small businesses in the UK bid for and win government contracts.

In her new position working with government departments and the Crown Commercial Service, Emma Jones will help smaller businesses in the UK bid for and win important government contracts.

Life sciences: a new relationship with the European Union

 

Statement from Life Science Minister George Freeman on a new relationship with the European Union and the UK's commitment to the life science sector.

The Mnister said:

£365m funding for new UK aerospace R&D projects

£365m funding announced for new UK aerospace research and development projects and major partnership with Boeing to create 2,000 jobs in the UK.

New measures to help Britain lead the way in developing driverless technology

 

Have your say on the use of advanced driver assistance systems and ‘self-driving’ technologies in cars on British roads.

Wanted: Innovative healthcare solutions

The NHS is seeking innovative business ideas that could improve patient flow on acute wards and increase independence for children with long-term medical conditions.

More than £1 million is being made available to address the challenges, which have been identified by Academic Health Science Networks.

Acute care takes up around half of NHS spend. Improved management of patients in and out of acute care is seen as a significant opportunity to be more efficient.

Jo Johnson reflects on what Brexit means for research and innovation in the UK.

Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science , spoke on "Leading the world in the new age of global science" at the Wellcome Trust. Jo  Johnson MP said:

Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review outlines opportunity to transform the North

 

Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review outlines opportunity to transform the North with 850,000 more jobs by 2050

Digital technologies, health innovation, energy and advanced manufacturing have the potential to transform the North of England’s economy, adding £97 billion and 850,000 jobs by 2050.