Sector News

Life Sciences Hub Wales lead Wales wide Covid-19 drive

Life Sciences Hub Wales lead Wales wide Covid-19 drive

We’re leading industry efforts to combat COVID-19 by launching a nation-wide drive to get companies from a range of sectors working together on solutions. Our mission is to accelerate the development of urgently needed products and treatments, such as ventilators,...

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Three UK cities to build 5G accelerators

Three UK cities to build 5G accelerators

A consortium led by Telefonica UK (O2) has been awarded a contract to build 5G accelerators in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry. The three 5G accelerator facilities, to be called 5PRING, will include demonstration spaces with access to 5G technology, both...

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Government list of Business Support organisations

Government list of Business Support organisations

The Government is working closely with Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations to support the national response to coronavirus, including ensuring messages from Government are heard by all businesses and that business voices are heard by...

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DCMS and techUK relaunch Cyber Exchange

DCMS and techUK relaunch Cyber Exchange

techUK, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), relaunched (on 30/03/20) Cyber Exchange - the Government and industry backed platform which helps organisations navigate the UK cyber sector, promoting growth and fostering...

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LATEST – BEIS COVID-19 Advice

LATEST – BEIS COVID-19 Advice

All guidance, information and announcements can be found at GOV.UK. Organisations should pay particular attention to the guidance for employees, employers and businesses which is being updated regularly with the latest advice. The Government is...

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TechNation Report 2020

TechNation Report 2020

The Tech Nation Report has been the UK’s State of the Nation report on tech since 2015. Each year we have monitored the growth of the sector, and provided information about opportunities and challenges.  As emerging and...

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UKSPA – Key Budget headlines for our sector

UKSPA – Key Budget headlines for our sector

In the March 2020 Budget, the Chancellor said that the Budget puts “science, innovation and technology at the heart of the UK’s investment strategy”. Alongside the headlines there were some significant announcements affecting the Science and Innovation Sector. These...

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Women in Innovation 2020: new funding announced

Women in Innovation 2020: new funding announced

Innovate UK has announced a new wave of Women in Innovation Awards to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators. Innovate UK has announced a new wave of Women in Innovation Awards to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators to...

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Horizon 2020: what it is and how to apply for funding

Horizon 2020: what it is and how to apply for funding

UK scientists, researchers and businesses can continue to participate in Horizon 2020 programmes and receive EU grant funding for the lifetime of individual projects, This includes projects finishing after 1 January 2021. Successful UK bids will continue to receive...

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