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Sector News

Sector News

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.

PM reaffirms commitment to UK tech sector


The Prime Minister will meet leading digital entrepreneurs and innovators from across the country on Wednesday 15 November, as she announces a series of measures to support the continued growth and success of the UK’s world-class tech sector.

Laboratory Excellence Conference

Laboratory Excellence Conference

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton CB10 1SA 

12 DECEMBER 2017



Supporting Sellafield's Nuclear Decommissioning Mission


Supporting Sellafield's Nuclear Decommissioning Mission

A one-day event at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex on Tuesday 14 November, 2017.

In collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory and GAU Radioanalytical, Game Changers announce a one day ‘challenge’ event where organisations can bring their innovative techniques, technologies and solutions to meet the challenges faced by Sellafield’s Analytical Services teams.