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Sector News

Sector News

The NC3Rs are launching the 2014 CRACK IT Challenges* competition

The NC3Rs are launching the 2014 CRACK IT Challenges* competition at an event in central London on 12 September.

The 2014 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. This year the competition is funded by the NC3Rs. There are seven Sponsors (Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbvie, Sanofi, BASF, Shell and Dow Agrosciences).

The Competition

Marks & Clerk's Life Sciences Report 2014 released

Mark's & Clerk's Life Sciences Report 2014: Genome 2.0. was launched at the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego and examines the state of innovation around the genome and associated -omes.

£52 million boost for skills and training in UK Science Sectors

Science Minister David Willetts will today (8 July) announce a £52 million investment in new and emerging science talent, creating more than 7,800 education and skills opportunities over a two-year period.  

UK biomedical research receives £48 million boost

New investment into biomedical research has been announced by the Government.

The funding has been awarded to more than 70 cutting edge research projects, including a revolutionary blood test to identify Alzheimer’s, a potential new gene therapy for Parkinson’s Disease, new approaches for treating cancerous tumours and a wearable light therapy blanket for jaundiced new-borns or conditions such as Psoriasis.

PraxisUnico’s Impact Award Winners

Steve Mould, science and TV presenter, announced the winners of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards at a glittering ceremony in Cardiff on 12 June.

Innovation ‘language’ alienates voters

New research by Nesta suggests Government ‘language’ on innovation fails to connect with most voters.

Water Innovation Network invite innovators to collaborate and learn more about AMP6

The Water Innovation Network (WIN), a partnership between Anglian Water and Opportunity Peterborough, is inviting innovators from businesses large and small to a workshop next month to learn more about AMP6.

Public vote for antibiotics challenge

The British public has chosen how to prevent the rise of resistance to antibiotics as the challenge for the Longitude Prize 2014.

The aim of the £10 million prize fund is to find a way to stop the rise of resistance to antibiotics within five years.

The challenge is to create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid, and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time.

New access to finance guide launched

A new guide that sets out the full range of access to finance options for start-ups has been launched.

Parliamentary Links Day a success

This year's Parliamentary Links Day was a huge success with a packed room at the House of Commons. MPs, representatives from scientific organisations and those related to parliamentary science policy convened to discuss science and public trust.

The speaker of the House, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, introduced Parliamentary Links Day with a poignant dedication to the incredible work and scientific interest of Rt Hon Tony Benn MP.