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How streamlining can help overcome the impact of Coronavirus

How streamlining can help overcome the impact of Coronavirus

As budgets and timeframes are squeezed, education and research organisations can benefit from streamlining systems, says Josh Fry, director of cloud, Jisc Since lockdown began in March, organisations in the UK have had to move faster than ever before to provide a...

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UK manufacturing industry needs national recovery plan

UK manufacturing industry needs national recovery plan

UK industry is calling for a national recovery plan, including a short-term stimulus, to boost investment and help save valuable jobs. A survey shows manufacturing output has plunges to a record low as the peak of the pandemic takes its toll on the economy....

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Adapting in a crisis

Adapting in a crisis

In recent months, scientific organisations all over the world have seen their laboratory access significantly reduced in order to enforce social distancing measures and limit the spread of the coronavirus. Some researchers have paused their laboratory research...

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Why the next 100 days are critical for innovative businesses

Why the next 100 days are critical for innovative businesses

Businesses around the world are currently facing some really tough operational choices on many fronts, and these can be especially difficult decisions for highly innovative businesses, who are in the midst of a breakthrough or on the way to launching a new product or...

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We Are One: Building the Nexus Community

We Are One: Building the Nexus Community

It’s now twelve months since we opened the doors at Nexus, and the community we have built here is something we’re immensely proud of. To mark the occasion, and as we look forward the start of our second year, I’m delighted to share with you some of the successes and...

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Unwinding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Unwinding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Chancellor has now outlined the tapering of Government support for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the three months prior to its closure at the end of October. Overview The Government has outlined its broad plans for winding down the Job Retention Scheme,...

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How Covid-19 has changed the future of workplace design forever

How Covid-19 has changed the future of workplace design forever

The global pandemic has changed workplace design forever. It’s informed us of what’s inherently important to our people, and we can use this to create spaces to support them in new ways of working. So what will your future office be like? Covid-19 has created a huge...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: the current position

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: the current position

Following the successful launch of the claims portal on 20 April, the scheme has now been extended in its present form until the end of July. What is the current position? The first announcement of the Scheme on Friday 20th March explained that the Government...

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Innovation Assets as Leadership Symbols

Innovation Assets as Leadership Symbols

We may be entering the deepest recession for 300 years. There are 6 million people furloughed - across all sectors - and many businesses are in hibernation, clinging on and hoping for clarity of when the lockdown will end, what 'post-lockdown' will really mean and...

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Heavenly Connections

Heavenly Connections

The network increasing awareness of angel investor benefits Minerva Business Angels are part of the University of Warwick Science Park Ltd and initially started as an informal network in 1994.  In 2010 we formed our first investment group and from there we have...

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Heading in the right direction

Heading in the right direction

Transformational transport investment for Northern regeneration Productivity is vital for economic growth. It determines the wealth, wages and living standards of a society and is critical for ensuring the long-term success of a country. The Government has said that...

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