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Reactive Oxygen® research wins prestigious innovation award

25 Apr 2017

Scientists developing a powerful, new technology that could transform our ability to fight drug-resistant infections, reduce suffering and save lives have won a prestigious innovation award.

The NCRI Partnership launches new five-year strategy to accelerate progress in cancer research

25 Apr 2017

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) launches its new five-year strategy today (Tuesday) to accelerate progress in cancer research through collaboration.

BEIS to fund EV batteries and Robotic research

24 Apr 2017

The Autumn Statement outlined the development of the Industry Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) to support collaborations between business and the UK’s science base.

Funding for universities to deliver the industrial strategy

24 Apr 2017

HEFCE is launching the Connecting Capability fund (CCF). They are allocating £100 million of funding to support university collaborations in research commercialisation.

Cardiff-based Life Science company awarded funding from Finance Wales

21 Apr 2017

The Cardiff-based life science company, Cellesce, has been awarded funding by Finance wales to continue its organoid research and establish its growing team in the GE Innovation Village in Cardiff.

CRT Pioneer Fund, Cancer Research UK and NCI Collaborate to Boost Research Against the 'Undruggable' RAS

21 Apr 2017

Cancer Research UK and the Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund (CPF)* have committed £2.5 million in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the US to tackle one of the toughest challenges in cancer that has thwarted researchers for more than 30 years.

UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017

19 Apr 2017

The awards aim to celebrate the 'unsung heroes' within the energy industry, who are breaking boundaries to bring benefits to customers, industry and the supply chain.

Startup incubation and acceleration: the national picture

19 Apr 2017

A new report released by NESTA has identified 205 incubators and 163 accelerators active in the UK. These support an estimated 3,450 and 3,660 new businesses a year respectively, with UK accelerators providing an estimated £33m annually in start-up investment. The report, commissioned by BEIS and produced in partnership with the UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) provides another piece of evidence highly relevant to current policy debates – not least the Industrial Strategy Green Paper – around stimulating, supporting and growing early stage companies. Presenting a national picture, the report sits well alongside the regional ‘deep dives’ provided by Science & Innovation audits.

Innovate UK funds development of vaccine for Zoonotic diseases

18 Apr 2017

The University of Plymouth received funding from Innovate UK for the development of a new and economic vaccine designed to stop the spread of highly pathogenic zoonotic infectious diseases.

IPO seeking views on proposed changes to patent fees

18 Apr 2017

The IPO launched a consultation seeking views on proposed changes to patent fees.

Driverless pods research in the UK

13 Apr 2017

The UK Government have provided funding towards the testing and research of the autonomous vehicles. The aim is to use the vehicles to move people around airports, hospitals, malls and other centres.

£6m boost for Carbon capture and storage research

12 Apr 2017

The UK CCS Research Centre (UKCCSRC) has been awarded £6m by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) to continue its carbon capture and storage (CCS) research projects.

Cardiff University Spin-out gains new funding

12 Apr 2017

FaultCurrent, a Cardiff University Spinout, has secured further funding to support commercial development. The funding was provided by the founding investor, IP Group PLC, and the UK Government’s Energy Entrepreneurs fund.

Manufacturing Research Centre at Sheffield University opened by Duke of York

11 Apr 2017

On 10th April 2017, the Duke of York opened a collaborative manufacturing research facility at the University of Sheffield.

University spin-out acquired by GE Healthcare

10 Apr 2017

Monica Healthcare, a previous University of Nottingham spin-out, who developed a novel technology for monitoring expectant mothers has been acquires by U.S-based GE Healthcare.

Technology Event at the Cambridge Graphene Centre

10 Apr 2017

On the 25th May 2017 the Cambridge Graphene Centre will be hosting a Technology Event. The full day event is for large companies, universities and smaller companies working with graphene and related technologies.

Sunderland University to support the city’s entrepreneurial growth

10 Apr 2017

Hope Street Xchange is a £10m centre for enterprise and innovation, funded by the University of Sunderland and supported by £4.9m investment from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund. The centre has been designed to support the city’s entrepreneurial growth.

PraxisUnico and AURIL form a single organisation to represent KEC professionals in the UK

7 Apr 2017

The Directors of PraxisUnico and AURIL are delighted to announce that they have formally agreed to join forces to form one organisation representing the Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) profession in the UK, effective 1 April 2017.

Annual HEBCI Data Released

6 Apr 2017

The 2015-16 HE Business and Community Interaction (HEBCI) data has been released by HESA. For the first time, the data has been published online free of charge to download. The HEBCI data is an important source of evidence for activity and income levels across the wide range of knowledge exchange and commercialisation activities pursued by the UK’s higher education institutions.

University of Edinburgh soon to receive cyber security research funds

5 Apr 2017

Edinburgh university is due to receive funding from the UK government to develop cyber security research. They will specialise in developing the latest cyber security techniques and are the only Scottish university to become a government-approved centre of excellence.