The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has £1m available to fund and support companies with projects requiring research and development to be undertaken at a Scottish University. The support could reduce costs, raise production efficiency, and improve safety and environmental performance.
The University of Cumbria was successful in their bid for £2.3m to aid in improving efficiency levels of small and medium sized business.
The European Regional Development Fund has put forward this money to help accelerate eco-innovation research. Cumbria University hopes that the research will result in more collaborations between university and local businesses.
The £2m programme, led by Kings College London and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), is connecting 16 life sciences SMEs with leading academics to address a specific challenge related to a product or service.
The projects selected for MedCity’s ‘Collaborate to innovate programme’ include data-driven robotic surgery and futuristic wound healing, a cure for pancreatic cancer, virtual reality rehabilitation.
The Emerging Technologies Competition 2016
The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality.
Now in its fourth year, the competition brings cutting edge science to the real world for the benefit of society.
Birmingham has seen the biggest growth in start-ups of all UK core cities with a 95% increase in new companies in 2014-15. They saw nearly 13,000 companies set up in 2014-5, a 95% increase from 6,640 in the previous financial year.
Top three UK Cities (2014-15)
1) Birmingham - 95% increase
2) Bristol - 83% increase
3) Manchester - 77% increase
The Wales Festival of Innovation
Monday 20th June - Friday 1st July 2016
The Wales Festival of Innovation sets to showcase innovation in Wales through a number of events, run by companies and academia.
This toolkit helps UK and Chinese universities and industry manage Intellectual Property (IP) in UK-China collaborative research projects.
UK’s premier engineering prize seeks ‘next big thing’
Entries welcome from engineering businesses of all sizes and disciplines
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) invites applications to its Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme.
There are two types of award: Product Development awards and Challenge awards.
The NIHR is the research arm of the NHS and funds these awards for companies to develop R&D plans in collaboration with a university or an NHS organisation.