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Sector News

Sector News

Composites Event: Out of Autoclave processing of composites - Belfast, March 15th

Out-of-Autoclave (OOA) processing of composites has come a long way since its humble origins.

New report shows that Cambridge's economic success is set to continue

An annual UK cities comparison report published today by think-tank, the Centre for Cities, shows that Cambridge continues to top the list of UK cities for skills and innovation.

Cambridge City Council has welcomed the report which highlights the city’s economic potential, skills and innovation.

Cambridge companies urged to take part in Tech Nation 2018 survey

Cambridge companies are being urged to take part in the Tech Nation 2018 survey which closes on Friday February 2nd.

UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap launch


Science Minister Sam Gyimah announces the launch of the UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap.

22 January 2018 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)

MacRobert Award 2018 entries now open

The UK’s premier engineering award launches this year’s search for the best of UK innovation.

Entries are now open for the 2018 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award and will close on 31 January 2018.

The MacRobert Award recognises outstanding engineering innovations that have proven commercial success and a tangible benefit to society. The team behind the winning innovation receives a £50,000 cash prize, gold medal and national acclaim.

New business incubators will help space industry grow

The UK Space Agency has announced £200,000 of funding for 4 new business incubators to boost the number of start-up companies in the space sector across the UK.  

Industrial Strategy published

Government has published the Industrial Strategy White Paper, which sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.

You can find the White Paper here.

The Strategy comments:

PM - "Record boost to R&D"

The UK will see its biggest ever increase in research and development investment and a new fund to transform transport connections within city regions across the country, the PM announced on Monday 20 November.

As part of the Industrial Strategy’s aim to improve productivity and create better and higher-paying jobs across the UK, the government will:

Boost for space incubators during Global Entrepreneurship Week

The UK Space Agency has announced an extra £90,000 of funding for three of its successful business incubation centres.  

UK Innovation Summit - London 29 November 2017


The UK Innovation Summit 

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Cavendish Conference Centre, London

UKSPA is supporting this event and a 20% discount is available for UKSPA members and their tenant companies.