Cambridge Science Park-based Astex Pharmaceuticals has joined Dementia Consortium, a £3.5m cross-sector drug discovery collaboration between Alzheimer’s Research UK, MRC Technology and pharmaceutical companies Eisai and Lilly.
As well as its knowledge and resources, Astex will bring additional capital investment to the Consortium to help fund projects in the search for drugs that slow the development of neurodegenerative diseases that cause dementia.
A planning application has been submitted for a new 5,812 sq ft enterprise centre at Innovation Birmingham’s Faraday Wharf site.
The new AHR Architects-designed Universities Centre will make it easier for SMEs to engage with Birmingham’s five universities.
More than half of the space in the new facility will be dedicated to flexible co-working space while the remainder will accommodate training sessions and events.
A £4 million fund to help boost the UK’s growing video games industry has been launched by the government.
The Video Games Prototype Fund (VGPF) is aimed at helping smaller companies get concepts off the drawing board and into production.
The video games industry is one of the UK’s biggest success stories and responsible for the creation of global gaming blockbusters such as Tomb Raider and Grand Theft Auto.
A defence science and technology study is challenging the way defence innovates by seeking the views of the science and technology community.
BIS has announced that twenty six new Trailblazer groups have been formed to create apprenticeship standards in a variety of sectors.
Through its Prosperity Fund Programme, the UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Brasilia has provided a grant to 3 Brazilian ‘clusters’ (namely Rio Grande do Sul, Bahia and Minas Gerais) for a specific project called the ‘Oil and Gas Capacity Building Programme’ that will improve the skills and capabilities of these Brazilian oil, gas and shipbuilding clusters to create new supply chains and diversify in a growing market. This project will run for 1 year, completing in March 2016.
UKSPA is supporting the "University and University Related Real Estate conference in London on 24 September. UKSPA members will benefit from a 10% reduction on conference delegate rates.
Event Title: University and University Related Real Estate
Location: Le Meridien, 21 Piccadilly, London W1J 0BH
Date: Thursday 24 September 2015
The Henry Stewart industry briefing with contributions from:
Business Secretary announces ambitious reviews into burdensome red tape in 5 key industry sectors.
In brief, the Chancellor announced two changes likely to affect the R & D community:
Another boost for the UK’s £11.3 billion space industry as 2 new space facilities are opened at the UK Space Gateway in Oxfordshire.