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Sector News

Sector News

Join creative and digital trade mission to Singapore and access 600 million consumers


Singapore is the de-facto launch-pad into ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations), a collection of nation states home to over 600 million consumers with increasing spending power. It's for this reason that Enterprise Nation's third trade mission of 2017 is to the small state of Singapore that offers huge potential.

"CEO Science Parks" sought by University of Leicester


Chief Executive Officer Science Parks 

University of Leicester

Competitive Salary


The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: apply now

The most innovative UK companies are invited to apply for one of the country’s most prestigious business awards and get global recognition.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise the contributions and outstanding achievement of UK businesses in the following categories:

- innovation

- international trade

- sustainable development

promoting opportunity through social mobility

Lords Committee launches inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy. Please follow the link below to access the Call for Evidence which outlines the scope of the inquiry and invites written submissions. Please note that the Committee is interested in hearing views from both inside and outside of the life sciences sector.

The deadline for written submissions is Friday 15 September 2017. 

Instruct European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERIC) inaugural event


Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson spoke at the inaugural event for Instruct, the structural biology ERIC.

Jo  Johnson MP said:

UK Research and Innovation Chief Exec Designate outlines vision

Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation, has given a speech outlining the vision, objectives and next steps in development for the organisation.

Be the best research and innovation agency

Additional responsibilities for Medicines Discovery Catapult

The board of directors of the Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) and the Precision Medicine Catapult (PMC) have proposed the transfer of some aspects of the scientific mission of PMC to the MDC.

MDC will now focus on: medicines; diagnostics; biomarkers; early-stage clinical trial support. They believe the move reflects the change in precision medicine becoming mainstream and integrated within modern drug discovery, and will drive efficiencies and serve as a community one-stop shop for all drug-based approaches. The PMC will close as an entity in its own right.

£15 million boost for 50 cutting-edge projects


£15 million boost for 50 cutting-edge projects

Innovate UK Funding will support UK businesses to take forward cutting-edge and game-changing projects leading to new products, processes or services.

Introduction of Space Industry Bill shows UK’s commitment to commercial spaceflight

The Bill, which was outlined in the Queen’s Speech, is a clear signal of the UK’s commitment to enabling commercial spaceflight from UK spaceports, and a key part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy to ensure the UK businesses capture a share of this emerging global market.

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy - Government pledge to meet JET project funding.


The government has signalled its willingness to maintain research collaboration with European partners after the UK leaves the EU by committing to underwrite UK funding for the Joint European Torus (JET) project, the Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced today (27 June 2017).