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Sector News

Sector News

Innovate UK's new CEO announced

Business Secretary Vince Cable has (12 March 2015) announced the appointment of Ruth McKernan as the new Chief Executive of the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

Innovation Grants for Enhancing User Experience

This month, InnovateUK will be launching two new funding competitions for SMEs examining innovative solutions for improving user experience. Funded projects will aim to understand, anticipate and interpret user needs and behaviour, in order to design products and services that provide a good user experience. Application deadlines for both programmes will be May 6, 2015

Ground-breaking ideas on the shortlist for the Inclusive Technology Prize.

Vibrating footwear which warns the user of obstacles ahead and 3D printers which can produce prosthetic hands are just 2 of the ground-breaking ideas on the shortlist for the Inclusive Technology Prize, announced on 9 March 2015.

Disabled people across the UK are set to benefit from a £100,000 boost to these innovative technologies thanks to funding from the government, which is backing the award scheme.

Nurse review of Research Councils: Call for evidence

This call for evidence invites you to submit views and information for consideration as part of Sir Paul Nurse’s review of Research Councils.

The call is relevant to the research community in universities, research institutions, Government and industry.

Support available for UK companies attending ITER Business Forum

UKTI are pleased to be able to offer support to UK companies attending the ITER Business Forum (IBF15) from March 25-27.  This event will be a great opportunity to gain information on upcoming tenders, make contacts for potential partnerships, and arrange one to one meetings with the several hundred delegates attending. 

Skills for Growth funding

Up to 50% funding available for training.

UKCES Futures Programme: skills for innovation in manufacturing

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) is offering employers in the manufacturing sector the opportunity to receive co-investment from a pot of £1 million.

Competition brief

Remote Monitoring for healthcare (24 March 2015)

From Formula 1, to luxury cars, to advances for smarter healthcare: Addressing the need for remote monitoring ef efficiencies for healthcare

24 March 2015, 8am-5pm I Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Industrial biotechnology funding boost

Business Secretary Vince Cable has unveiled the winners of a £20 million competition to bring innovative biotechnology projects to market.

He made the announcement during a visit to one of the winning companies, Edinburgh-based Ingenza.

UK CROs Collaborate to Offer Cohesive Drug Discovery Services to Nordik Life Science Businesses

A team of UK-based Contract Research Organisations (CROs) will be heading to Denmark on the 25th March 2015 on a market visit supported by UKTI and hosted at the residence of the British Ambassador in Copenhagen.

The market visit entitled, “The Changing Face of Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development – A Collaborative CRO Approach” will provide an opportunity for life science research companies across the Nordik region to meet and discuss how collaborative outsourcing can overcome the key scientific challenges within R&D.