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University of Bristol awarded £8.4 million to strengthen quantum research programmes

University of Bristol awarded £8.4 million to strengthen quantum research programmes

Research England investment of £221m attracts £500m for 11 state-of-the-art research facilities

Public and private investment of £721m will create 11 new university research centres to develop specialist industrial clusters and drive economic growth in South Wales, the South West, East Midlands and North West, London and the South East.

The facilities will support cutting-edge research and innovation in a wide range of areas – from accelerating the development of satellite technology and the next generation of semiconductors, to the advancement of treatments for cardiorespiratory disease, eye health and cancer.

Life Sciences Opportunity Zones

Life Sciences Opportunity Zones (LSOZ) are a government scheme designed to showcase some of the UK’s best science park opportunities for life sciences investors.

Legal & General commits £4 billion to Oxford University partnership, creating a blueprint for future cities

Legal & General commits £4 billion to Oxford University partnership, creating a blueprint for future cities

Immersive Technologies become the new reality at Leeds

Immersive technologies become the new reality at Leeds

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming the new normal at the University of Leeds, as staff and students working in engineering, arts, humanities, the social sciences and health research embrace the technology.

New £153 million programme to commercialise UK's quantum tech

£153 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund funding, alongside £205 million from industry, will support commercialisation of quantum technologies.

New quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionise a range of industries – from cyber security to defence and healthcare.

But as an emerging technology, research and innovation in quantum technologies requires continuing government support in order to maximise the industry’s potential in the UK.

Innovation Alliance Director Receives OBE

Innovation Alliance Director, Pam Waddell, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Innovation in the West Midlands.

Pam is the founding Director of the Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands, a regional partnership working to stimulate science and technology-based innovation to improve prosperity and quality of life across the West Midlands.

Innovate UK releases 2019-2020 Delivery Plan

Innovate UK has today published its Delivery Plan for 2019-2020, alongside the other Councils within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The Innovate UK plan is framed by 5 strategic goals:

PM celebrates UK tech industry at London Tech Week

Tech companies across the globe have backed the UK with investment of more than £1.2 billion, the Prime Minister will announce today (Monday 10 June).

Speaking at London Tech Week, the Prime Minister will make a number of ambitious commitments that will ensure the UK remains the largest tech hub in Europe.

These include: