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Sector News

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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.

New laws unlock exciting space era for UK

New laws which have just received Royal Assent, will unlock an exciting era of British space innovation, exploration and investment.

The Space Industry Bill will enable the first commercial space launch from UK soil in history, creating the potential for hundreds of highly-skilled jobs and bringing in billions of pounds for the economy.

Nominations now open for Business of Science Awards


Entries are now open for the nomination process for the Business of Science Leadership Award.

The call for entries is open to ambitious leaders of science-based organisation of all sizes across the UK

You can find all the information on the awards evening and the nominations process at the website below:

Government announces £300 million for landmark ageing society grand challenge

  • ·         Today’s funding will support better diagnosis for UK patients through AI and new tech at new regional centres of excellence.
  • ·         500,000 Biobank volunteers will see their genome sequenced providing data that will help the UK lead the world in development of tools for early diagnosis and new pioneering therapies

Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund: Tell us what to support

Innovate UK, on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, is inviting proposals on the potential future challenges to get support through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Read more about the fund here