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Sector News

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Lab Innovations returns to the NEC on 31 October to 1 November 2018

Lab Innovations, the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry, returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 31 October & 1 November 2018. Free-to-attend and supported by some of the UK’s top scientific institutions, Lab Innovations is the nation’s largest gathering of laboratory professionals, growing year on year, with almost a third more attendees in 2017.

PM speech on science and modern Instrustrial Strategy

The Prime Minister gave a speech at Jodrell Back yesterday - June 21 - in which she set out plans for four missions to drive businesses, academia and government to meet the major industrial challenges faced by the UK, and a clear committment to extend international collaboration after Brexit.

Read the full speech here.

Science and innovation renaissance will drive the Liverpool City Region's local Industrial Strategy

Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram (pictured above) hailed the Liverpool City Region as “undergoing a renaissance in science and innovation”, at this year’s Business of Science Conference which took place on Thursday at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool.

PM to set out ambitious plans to transform outcomes for people with chronic diseases

Ambitious new plans set out by the Prime Minister today will see around 22,000 fewer people dying from cancer each year by 2033.

Speaking in Macclesfield today, the PM will use a speech to challenge the NHS, the Artificial Intellifence (AI) sector and health charities to use data and AI to transform the diagnosis of chronic diseases.

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult announces £3 million funding for UK's life sciences industry

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult will lead a £3 million investment to scale up skills and training in the UK's life sciences industry.

It will create new skills and capabilities to bridge the gap between the regulatory approval of cell and gene therapies and the integration into front-line services.

The funding comes from UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK

Tech Nation Report: UK tech expands at faster rate than the wider economy

The fourth edition of the UK Tech Nation Report shows that, once again, the UK is the best place to start and grow a digital tech business, with the digital tech sector now worth nearly £184 billion to the UK economy.

Read the full report here

Creating a compelling grant application

The Knowledge Transfer Network are delivering a series of workshops aimed at helping businesses write a good grant proposal.

PraxisAuril Spring Conference 2018

With just under a month to go, preparations for the PraxisAuril spring conference are nearing completion.

This year’s conference will be held at the International Centre in Telford, 16 to 18 May – a little earlier in the year than usual, but it already promises to be another great event for professionals working in the KE sector.

Unique collaboration between Universites UK (UUK) and ITN Productions

In a unique communications partnership, Universities UK (UUK) and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme exploring the marked effect that universities have on people's lives, and the prosperity of the UK.

Great opportunities for UK from oceans

A major report looking at the future of the sea sets out the opportunities available for the UK to capitalise on its existing strengths in research, technology and the diversity of ocean industries.