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Sector News

Sector News

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

80% of UK's Tech Hubs are based in the South of England according to a new report


AI to affect up to a third of public sector jobs by mid 2030s

PwC report points to health and social care and education as main public service areas to be affected by the technology in the UK

Robotics & Automation 2018

Robotics & Automation 2018: Esslingen near Stuttgart, Germany 28th February

As laboratory experimentation, data and interpretation become increasingly complex, automation and information technology (IT) solutions become essential for successful drug discovery.