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Sector News

Sector News

Science Minister calls on universities to do more to commercialise UK research and innovation


Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson today (12 October 2017) outlined his vision to secure the UK’s status as a pioneering nation and called for universities to secure more return from the research conducted by institutions across the UK.

Brexit: Collaboration on science and innovation

HM Government has published its Future Partnership Paper - "Collaboration on science and innovation.

The Executive summary comments that:

Sir John Bell unveils life sciences industrial strategy


Industry proposals to help the UK’s life sciences sector become an international benchmark for success will be unveiled by Professor Sir John Bell during a speech at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Translational Medicine later today (30 August 2017).

Attended by Business Secretary Greg Clark and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Sir John Bell will outline the industry’s vision for how government can work alongside the sector to boost businesses large and small across the £64 billion life sciences sector.

Join creative and digital trade mission to Singapore and access 600 million consumers


Singapore is the de-facto launch-pad into ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations), a collection of nation states home to over 600 million consumers with increasing spending power. It's for this reason that Enterprise Nation's third trade mission of 2017 is to the small state of Singapore that offers huge potential.

"CEO Science Parks" sought by University of Leicester


Chief Executive Officer Science Parks 

University of Leicester

Competitive Salary


The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: apply now

The most innovative UK companies are invited to apply for one of the country’s most prestigious business awards and get global recognition.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise the contributions and outstanding achievement of UK businesses in the following categories:

- innovation

- international trade

- sustainable development

promoting opportunity through social mobility

Lords Committee launches inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy. Please follow the link below to access the Call for Evidence which outlines the scope of the inquiry and invites written submissions. Please note that the Committee is interested in hearing views from both inside and outside of the life sciences sector.

The deadline for written submissions is Friday 15 September 2017. 

Instruct European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERIC) inaugural event


Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson spoke at the inaugural event for Instruct, the structural biology ERIC.

Jo  Johnson MP said:

UK Research and Innovation Chief Exec Designate outlines vision

Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation, has given a speech outlining the vision, objectives and next steps in development for the organisation.

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