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Sector News

Sector News

Lab Innovations - The essential guide to greener more sustainable laboratories

Lab Innovations, the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry, will have a new focus this year on the increasingly important aspect of the “Sustainable Laboratory”.

Billion-pound backing for British innovation

 

Britain’s world-leading researchers and entrepreneurs will benefit from an additional £780 million to create the technologies of tomorrow.

Britain’s world-leading researchers and entrepreneurs will benefit from an additional £780 million to create the technologies of tomorrow, the Chancellor has announced (10 August 2018).

The North of England Life Sciences Accelerator: application now open

The North of England Life Sciences Accelerator (NELSA) is looking for early stage businesses & those with a business idea in the life science and healthcare sector.

An integrated programme of support, NELSA is a unique collaboration between the BioCity Group, BioHub at Alderley Park, Alderley Park, The N8 Research Partnership, the Northern Health Science Alliance, Alderley Park Ventures and Catapult Ventures.

Rolls Royce to spearhead £128m electric flight revolution

Rolls-Royce is set to be at the forefront of a £343m “revolution” in electric and hybrid planes, the Government has announced.

The investment, made by government and industry for research and development and productivity improvements will “transform the future of civil aerospace” and “continue the UK’s status as a pioneering aerospace nation”.

Government announces formation of new Northern Powerhouse body

Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP has announced that Local Enterprise Partnerships in the North of England are set to form a new body to support the Government’s ambitions for the Northern Powerhouse.

The Chairs of each of the eleven Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will sit on a newly formed, Government-funded board called the ‘NP11’.

Booking open for S-Lab's Conference in Bristol, 18 September 2018

Booking is now open for the S-Lab Conference to be held at the University of Bristol, 18 September 2018.

S-Lab's Conference partnership with UKSPA means that our members who own laboratory and innovation space can take advantage of their very low HE rates (£20) for their next Conference, at the University of Bristol on Sept 18. 

Developing the next generation of services - apply for funding

UK Research and Innovation has up to £12 million to invest in projects that look at ways of applying artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies to improve service industries, with a specific focus on accountancy, insurance and legal service sectors.

Applications are invited for 2 competitions, these are for:

Large scale collaborative projects addressing sector-wide challenges across supply chains or regulators

Applications open for the Royal Society of Chemistry's annual Emerging Technologies competition

Applications are now open to the Royal Society of Chemistry's annual Emerging Technologies Competition.

This competition seeks to help chemistry related innovative technologies that are in small companies and universities across UK and Europe.

Applications close on 2 July 2018

More information is available here.

UK-Israel strengthen ties with new innovation agreements

 

Science Minister Sam Gyimah signs landmark agreements with Israel focussing on innovation, ageing and artificial intelligence

Science Minister announces the opening of a new call for applications for innovative approaches to improve healthy ageing across Israel and the UK

Science Minister speaks on importance of international collaboration to research excellence

Minister Sam Gyimah delivered a speech on the 'importance of international collaboration to research excellence' at a reception co-hosted by Wellcome Trust and the UK Permanent Representative in Brussels.

You can read the full speech here.