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Sector News

Sector News

PM reaffirms commitment to UK tech sector


The Prime Minister will meet leading digital entrepreneurs and innovators from across the country on Wednesday 15 November, as she announces a series of measures to support the continued growth and success of the UK’s world-class tech sector.

Laboratory Excellence Conference

Laboratory Excellence Conference

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton CB10 1SA 

12 DECEMBER 2017



Supporting Sellafield's Nuclear Decommissioning Mission


Supporting Sellafield's Nuclear Decommissioning Mission

A one-day event at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex on Tuesday 14 November, 2017.

In collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory and GAU Radioanalytical, Game Changers announce a one day ‘challenge’ event where organisations can bring their innovative techniques, technologies and solutions to meet the challenges faced by Sellafield’s Analytical Services teams.

Enterprise M3 LEP Chairman appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at DIT

The Chairman of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Dr Mike Short, CBE, has been appointed as the Chief Scientific Adviser by the Department for International Trade (DIT).

In the newly created role, Dr Short will build links with research, development and academic communities to commercialise and promote British scientific and engineering exports globally. His expertise and advice will also inform DIT’s policies on science and engineering, particularly in relation to technical aspects of future trade deals. 

Science & Innovation Audit - third phase - Update


BEIS has confirmed the following consortia will be undertaking their SIA in the third wave.

The twelve consortia that will be part of the 3rd wave of SIAs are:

• Cyber Resilience Alliance (led by Worcestershire LEP with support from The Marches, Gloucestershire and Swindon and Wiltshire LEPs)

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.