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Submit your application for the Invention for Innovation Programme

12 Nov 2015

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) invites applications to its Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme. These awards are for companies to develop R&D plans in collaboration with a university or an NHS organisation.

Lasers, robotics and customisable walking aids lead the way in new competition to develop products for independent living

12 Nov 2015

Laser-emitting shoes which help people overcome ‘freezing-of-gait’ and a Meccano-style walking aid kit are just two of the inventions being developed by companies in London and the south-east which could help people stay independent for longer as they get older or develop debilitating illnesses, according to Design Council and MedCity, the Mayor of London’s life sciences promotional organisation.

University of Edinburgh Heralds Solar Energy as a Future Source of Wireless Communication

11 Nov 2015

A new form of wireless data communication using solar energy to create the power for Li-Fi technology will bring significant and profound commercial and social benefits to millions of people across the world.

Universities UK Event: Political Affairs in Higher Education Forum

11 Nov 2015

This event is a unique opportunity to join Katie Razzall, Special Correspondent, BBC Newsnight chair a host of politicians, education practitioners and media experts for a day of practical workshops, talks and networking in London, discussing the most relevant issues currently facing the higher education sector.

Oxford spin-out to use phase change materials for smart glazing, displays

9 Nov 2015

The discovery by researchers at the University of Oxford that it is possible to use extremely thin, flexible, transparent layers of a new smart material to create low-energy high-resolution displays and glazing, is to be commercialised by spin-out company, Bodle Technologies.

Spinouts UK Quarterly Journal Released

4 Nov 2015

Spinouts UK have released their October 2015 Quarterly Journal including details of 17 recently created spinouts and more...

'Working effectively with Universities' Workshop

3 Nov 2015

PraxisUnico and HEFCE are holding a one-day workshop to help SMEs establish further relationships with universities, to support growth and successful knowledge exchange.

Knowledge London Event: KT and Impact - understanding the links

3 Nov 2015

This event will feature high impact case studies, devising pathways to impact, and the links between research and KT. Speakers will include academic and KT practitioners working to help broker relationships and support impact development.

World’s brightest innovators sought for 2016 awards

3 Nov 2015

SMEs and entrepreneurs from around the world who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in the electricity, gas and/or renewable enerrgy sectors are being urged to enter the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2016.

Tell us your experience of working in knowledge exchange and commercialisation

23 Oct 2015

We need your opinions to shape sector-wide recommendations and campaigns on behalf of the KEC profession.

UK and China awarded Research-Council funded collaboration for 'low carbon cities' project

23 Oct 2015

It was announced that the UK and China will work to achieve 'low carbon cities', with top universities from both nations collaborating on research.

Do you have an exceptional employee in your university spin out who would like to do a PhD whilst still remaining in the company?

20 Oct 2015

Industrial Fellows are awarded to exceptionally promising individuals who may be currently be working in a company or who may be a doctoral student wanting to enhance a project.

University of Edinburgh Secures UK's First Risk and Resilience Innovation' Showcase

20 Oct 2015

Edinburgh Research and Innovation has announced a new AIMday® (Academic Industry Meeting day) for companies looking to anticipate possible future risks to their operations and plan resilience strategies for today’s global marketplace.

Exclusive category at international health awards announced for Design Council’s MedTechSouthEast finalists

16 Oct 2015

AXA PPP healthcare has confirmed the ten winners of Design Council’s MedTechSouthEast competition will be automatically entered into the Health Tech and You Awards 2016. This year, AXA has designated a special, exclusive category for MedTechSouthEast finalists called The Independent Living Award.

PLG Event: Early Stage Healthcare Business Development

13 Oct 2015

A new one day training course devised by the Pharmaceutical Licensing Group (PLG) to provide a comprehensive overview of  healthcare business development fundamentals for those involved in early stage deals.

Survey on Unlocking and Sustaining Value through Strategic University-Industry Partnerships

6 Oct 2015

CSTI is seeking insights from individuals within universities and companies either directly involved with, or having knowledge of, strategic university-industry partnership development.

PraxisUnico respond to the Government's Productivity Plan

30 Sep 2015

Read responses to the Productiity Plan, including the PraxisUnico written response

UKFP: Skills for Innovation in Manufacturing

30 Sep 2015

Learning the objective as innovative manufacturers get government skills boost The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has chosen five organisations to test new ways to develop innovation skills in the manufacturing sector.

Boost innovation spending to secure jobs and growth, says Academy

30 Sep 2015

Government support for innovation is critical if the government is to realise the ambitions in its productivity plan of making the UK the best place in Europe to innovate and the richest of all the major economies by 2030, according to a report published today by the Royal Academy of Engineering

Ben Davies, co-founder of RODD/, discusses design, independent living and the MedTechSouthEast programme

29 Sep 2015

At the launch of MedTechSouthEast, Design Council’s Communications Manager Chris Finnegan spoke to Ben Davies, Managing Director of RODD/, about how he developed an innovative device to help stimulate appetite in people with dementia with the help Design Council mentors.