Sector News

Axa IM acquires life sciences real estate developer Kadans

Axa IM acquires life sciences real estate developer Kadans

The real assets arm of Axa Investment Managers is to enter the European life sciences sector following the acquisition of Kadans Science Partner – a real estate business specialising in the science world. Axa IM has agreed to buy Kadans from Oaktree Capital Partner on...

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New smart factory innovation hubs launched

New smart factory innovation hubs launched

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult and Made Smarter, the UK’s manufacturing digitalisation movement, have announced a new Factory Innovation Hubs pilot to help businesses test quick-fire projects and early-stage technologies. The Innovation Hubs...

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Make UK an innovation superpower, says CBI

Make UK an innovation superpower, says CBI

The government should prioritise a drive to establish the UK as a "global innovation superpower", according to a report published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The country's largest business organisation is calling for the upcoming government...

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Scots life science sector raises £600m-plus in three years

Scots life science sector raises £600m-plus in three years

More than £600 million has been raised for Scottish-headquartered life science companies in the past three years, according to data recently revealed Scotland is an emerging centre of excellence in the UK, with Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen offering “pockets of...

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UKRI invests £88 million in world-class science laboratories

UKRI invests £88 million in world-class science laboratories

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £88 million to modernise research laboratories and expand our world-leading facilities to equip scientists working on research challenges such as climate change and COVID-19. The funding will: support pioneering science...

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UK manufacturing expects long haul back to normal trading

UK manufacturing expects long haul back to normal trading

The UK manufacturing sector wants business rates waived while boosting investment allowances to aid the industry recovery. The call by Make UK was made on the back of the latest Manufacturing Monitor tracker which shows that while the sector continues to stabilise,...

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