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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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Tony Danker named as next CBI Director General

Tony Danker named as next CBI Director General

The CBI has announced that Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, who is stepping down as Director-General in November, will be succeeded by Tony Danker, the current Chief Executive of Be The Business. Carolyn had expected to complete her five-year term in September this year but...

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VentilatorChallengeUK marks two months of success

VentilatorChallengeUK marks two months of success

A consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK. The VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium is led by Dick Elsy,...

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