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Sector News

Sector News

International partnership opportunities for UK research and innovation

A new independent report has been published today by Professor Sir Adrian Smith and Professor Graeme Reid.

- Independent report sets out new opportunities to boost international partnerships on research and innovation

- the government will seek to maintain a close relationship with Europe on research and innovation

Backing the scientists of the future

The next generation of UK bioscientists have received a £170 million boost from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, a part of UK Research and Innovation).

The investment will fund 1,700 PhD researchers over five annual cohorts at academic institutions all over the country under the third phase of BBSRC’s Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP).

Nick Sturge awarded Business Leader of the Year 2019

Director of Engine Shed, Nick Sturge MBE, has been named Business Leader of the Year at the 2019 South West Business Leader Awards on 26 September 2019.

Now in its seventh year, the Awards, which celebrate business success and enterprise, were hosted by Michael Portillo and attended by over 550 senior business leaders.

Judges included Veronica Hope-Hailey, Vice President of the University of Bath, Greg LeTocq, Co-founder of Vouchercloud and Peaches Golding, Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol.

Vacancy: full time (maternity cover) Operations Manager, Queen Mary BioEnterprises, London

Applications are invited for a full-time (Maternity cover) operations manager to support the Executive Manager of Queen Mary BioEnterprises (QMB), which is a large commercial laboratory incubator in Whitechapel, London E1 2AX.  Specifically we are seeking an Operations Manager on a full-time, fixed-term maternity contract for 9 months. The Manager plays a pivotal role at the QMB incubator in managing team members, maintaining consistent, effective operational support of the commercial laboratories and meeting rooms.

Chris Skidmore returns as Science Minister

The government yesterday confirmed Michelle Donelan as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, as Chris Skidmore returns as joint Minister of State for the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Minister Donelan began the role on Tuesday 10 September, following the start of her predecessor Kemi Badenoch’s maternity leave.

Government visa change a welcome move for STEM'

CaSE has welcomed today's announcement that international students will be allowed to remain in the UK for two years after graduating to look for a job under a new two-year post-study work visa.

CaSE has long called for the reintroduction of an internationally competitive post-study work route for international students, featuring most recently in our recently published five point plan for science and engineering, and we're delighted that the Government has responded in this way.

PM's vision of UK as a science superpower

PM sets out vision to cement UK as a science superpower

The world’s top scientists will be encouraged to move to the UK under a shake-up of immigration rules announced by the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said:

Britain has a proud history of innovation, with home-grown inventions spanning from the humble bicycle to the lightbulb.

£125 million cash injection will support UK business innovators

UK businesses can benefit from £100 million in grants for pioneering research and from £25 million in loans to commercialise their best ideas.

The UK’s most innovative businesses can win a share of £125 million to help them turn their most innovative ideas into world-beating products and services.

Large and small businesses can take advantage of £100 million available from the Smart grant programme that helps take innovative ideas in any field from the concept stage to full commercialisation.

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.