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Sector News

Sector News

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.

Science Minister promotes joint working in science, research and innovation with EU ministers

The importance of international collaboration was reinforced on Friday 2 February by Science Minister Sam Gyimah at the Research Day of the EU Competitiveness Council in Bulgaria, where he outlined his desire to see the principles of excellence, competitiveness and openness to the world to remain the guiding principles of European science and innovation, and for the UK to play a leading role in shaping these principles, both now and in the future.

British firms need to rethink their approach to innovation

The economy depends on getting more businesses to adopt new ideas, says Innovate UK’s Ruth McKernan

Doing something different, something that no-one else is doing is a risk. What if it doesn’t work? What if the returns don’t justify the investment? What if I lose so much money I have to lay people off?

Annual Business of Science Event, Liverpool, 17th May


The 2018 Business of Science conference will return on Thursday 17th May with a raft of high-profile speakers, including Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool, Professor Dame Janet Beer DBE and Richard Carter, managing director UK and Ireland for BASF. 

The event, which was launched two years ago, explores the commercialisation of great science, while highlighting the latest developments in ground-breaking innovation and invention.

Expressions of interest sought for e-Health mission to Australia

Expression of Interest: Hosted visit to Brisbane and City of Gold Coast, Queensland

Trade 2018 - Commonwealth  Games Trade and Investment Program

10th-13th April 2018

Trade and Investment Queensland, TIQ, is organising an e-health industry sector mission to Australia to participate in a business engagement program involving many of Queensland’s leading health sector research and development organisations and agencies.

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.