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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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NAFIC rebrands to York Biotech Campus

NAFIC rebrands to York Biotech Campus

The National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC), a leading hub for bioscience in Yorkshire, has announced that it has rebranded to become ‘York Biotech Campus’ to represent its evolution from an agri-tech site to all-encompassing biotech. The rebrand includes a new...

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Giant space chamber will test satellites the size of a minibus

Giant space chamber will test satellites the size of a minibus

The UK’s space sector has received a major piece of new equipment to help get larger, more complex satellites ready for launch. A 16m long, 98 tonnes space test chamber, amongst the giants of Europe, has been installed in the UK’s National Satellite Test Facility...

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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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