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How NOT to get a Bioinformatics Patent

Multidisciplinary inventions have become more commonplace in recent years, particularly as artificial intelligence (AI) is being used as a tool in a wide range of biotech applications, such as medical image analysis and drug discovery. However, whereas biotech inventions may generally be considered to relate to inherently patentable subject matter, biotech inventions that are implemented using a computer or AI may have an additional hurdle to pass.

Economic Intelligence Wales’ first annual report highlights confidence in Welsh business sector despite UK uncertainty

 

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in Wales have higher levels of confidence than their UK counterparts, despite challenging business conditions and increasing uncertainty of UK and global economic prospects, according to the first annual report published by Economic Intelligence Wales (EIW) today.

The new research unit is a collaboration between Cardiff Business School, the Office for National Statistics and the Development Bank of Wales, created to monitor the activity of Welsh SMEs, factors affecting their development and the progress of the regional economy.

Birmingham City University to tackle employability issues with two-day event

 

Birmingham City University will tackle the issue of employability across the region with a DataJam West Midlands event this September.

The two-day event, which runs from 11-12 September, brings together experts, professionals and practitioners from a number of sectors to discuss and identify solutions to the West Midlands’ employability concerns.

 

Walgreens Boots Alliance

 

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  Our vision is to be the first choice for pharmacy, wellbeing and beauty, caring for people and communities around the world.  Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

We are looking for technologies and partners in the following areas;
 

Skincare Health and Ageing
Novel ways to protect, repair, and restore the skin and offer our consumers a step change in performance and benefits.

£3.5m Climate change fund established to shake agri-food sector

 

A consortium of leading scientific research and academic institutions has formed to identify innovative solutions to tackle climate change linked to the agri-food sector.

The SHAKE Climate Change programme is specifically designed to attract entrepreneurs or start-ups who have developed early stage science or tech-based ideas that can have a significant impact on climate change, as well as form the basis of a sustainable and socially responsible business within the sector.