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Sector News

Sector News

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.

Enterprise M3 LEP Chairman appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at DIT

The Chairman of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Dr Mike Short, CBE, has been appointed as the Chief Scientific Adviser by the Department for International Trade (DIT).

In the newly created role, Dr Short will build links with research, development and academic communities to commercialise and promote British scientific and engineering exports globally. His expertise and advice will also inform DIT’s policies on science and engineering, particularly in relation to technical aspects of future trade deals. 

Science & Innovation Audit - third phase - Update


BEIS has confirmed the following consortia will be undertaking their SIA in the third wave.

The twelve consortia that will be part of the 3rd wave of SIAs are:

• Cyber Resilience Alliance (led by Worcestershire LEP with support from The Marches, Gloucestershire and Swindon and Wiltshire LEPs)