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Sector News

Sector News

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:

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.