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Civic leaders urge greater investment in R&D

Civic leaders urge greater investment in R&D

Leaders from across local and civic government, as well as universities and research institutions, have signed a manifesto calling on Whitehall to provide more support to the knowledge economy to ‘level up’ the regions. The 10-point manifesto was sent to business...

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Place Matters: Innovation and Growth in the UK

Place Matters: Innovation and Growth in the UK

Produced by Metro Dynamics, on behalf of Bruntwood SciTech, the Place Matters: Innovation and Growth in the UK report explores the power of place.Many of our cities and towns have or have had a key role in the creation of the innovation-based global knowledge economy....

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CBI reports record drop in UK manufacturing as total orders dip

CBI reports record drop in UK manufacturing as total orders dip

Hopes of a rebound in manufacturing output in the three months to July have been dashed by figures from the Confederation of British Industry that showed production volumes declined at a record pace and total orders fell at their fastest rate since October 1980. The...

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Next stage of health innovation campus takes shape

Next stage of health innovation campus takes shape

Manchester’s world-class health innovation and precision medicine campus - a joint venture between Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), the UK's largest NHS provider Trust, and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), took a step forward today as Citylabs...

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Innovation gives us good reason for optimism

Innovation gives us good reason for optimism

With experts predicting a 25-30% drop in economic output and British tech firms posting their worst performance since the financial crash of 2008, it’s easy to see why the future might appear particularly gloomy. There are however reasons for optimism. Recessions...

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CaSE and Wellcome report – Advocating for R&D Investment

CaSE and Wellcome report – Advocating for R&D Investment

CaSE (Campaign for Science and Engineering) and the Wellcome Trust have collaborated with Public First on a report looking at how the R&D community can best secure government investment over the next ten years. The UK stands at the start of a decade where...

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Made Smarter reaches major milestone

Made Smarter reaches major milestone

Made Smarter, the movement helping SMEs join the Industry 4.0 revolution, has reached a major milestone having now funded more than 100 businesses. The North West technology adoption pilot is working with small and medium-sized manufacturers to help them introduce...

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