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Grassroots R&D is a foundation for building back better

Grassroots R&D is a foundation for building back better

Close-to-market innovation across the UK can drive recovery, say Patrick Bonnett and Steve Yianni in a recent article first published in Research Professional News The Chancellor’s budget in March marked a shift in plans to support economic growth through investment...

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Appointment of Indro Mukerjee as new CEO of Innovate UK

Appointment of Indro Mukerjee as new CEO of Innovate UK

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has today (5 May 2021) announced the appointment of Indro Mukerjee as the new CEO of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. Indro Mukerjee is a highly experienced technology executive and business leader with a track record of...

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UK manufacturing outlook improves in March, CBI survey shows

UK manufacturing outlook improves in March, CBI survey shows

Output volumes in the UK manufacturing sector in the three months to March improved to broadly flat, which marked the highest balance since May 2019. This is according to the CBI’s latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 321 manufacturers found that...

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Green light for new global life sciences district

Green light for new global life sciences district

Oxford North proposed by Thomas White Oxford will create a new life sciences district for Oxford, to include new laboratories and workspaces for biomedical science, new homes, public parks and neighbourhood shops. The project will release £8m...

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To be more sustainable, we must first be more equal

To be more sustainable, we must first be more equal

WISE believes that greater equality is essential to achieve greater sustainability. The campaign for greater gender diversity in STEM, is calling on employers to build flexibility into the DNA of their policies to create different routes into STEM roles. The call came...

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Sci-Tech Daresbury pre-budget comment

Sci-Tech Daresbury pre-budget comment

John Downes, Chief Executive Officer of Langtree and Chairman of Sci-Tech Daresbury, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the fact that cutting edge science and technology is not only crucial to our collective wellbeing, but also a means to create the evenly...

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