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Ideas for cutting edge innovations: apply for business funding

Ideas for cutting edge innovations: apply for business funding

UK business can apply for a share of up to £19 million to help them develop products and services of the future.

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UK bioprocessing firm acquired by GE Healthcare

UK bioprocessing firm acquired by GE Healthcare

Puridify acquisition follows support from Innovate UK and research councils to develop purification technology for next-generation biotherapeutics treatment.

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Developing advanced reactors for nuclear: apply for contracts

Developing advanced reactors for nuclear: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of £4 million to carry out feasibility studies into the development of nuclear advanced modular reactors.

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Business barriers to young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds

Business barriers to young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds

New campaign launches to inspire and support young innovators to turn their business ideas into reality.

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New charging systems for electric vehicles: apply for contracts

New charging systems for electric vehicles: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of £80,000 to examine how low-carbon and smart electric vehicle charging infrastructure could be introduced in Edinburgh.

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Future electric vehicle batteries: long lasting, cleaner, better

Future electric vehicle batteries: long lasting, cleaner, better

£40 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment in business and research will develop the next generation of automotive batteries.

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Future manufacturing and infrastructure systems: apply for funds

Future manufacturing and infrastructure systems: apply for funds

Competitions with up to £19 million for innovation projects and £16 million for business-graduate partnerships are now open to UK organisations.

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Tackling disease with healthcare innovations: apply for funding

Tackling disease with healthcare innovations: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop or test innovative ways of diagnosing, preventing and treating disease.

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Innovate 2017: catch up on all the action

Innovate 2017: catch up on all the action

Watch videos and social media streams from the event to learn about the latest thinking in UK innovation.

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Over £18 million to go to manufacturing innovations

Over £18 million to go to manufacturing innovations

Projects include improving efficiency and sustainability in food packaging and revolutionising a labour-intensive process in high-value manufacturing.

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Innovate 2017 day 2: call to develop cyber security talent

Innovate 2017 day 2: call to develop cyber security talent

Among the day’s debates were news of additional funding for graduate jobs and sessions to inspire young people into innovation.

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£30 million for business and graduate partnerships

£30 million for business and graduate partnerships

Extra funding for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships will create new jobs for graduates and help UK businesses to innovate and grow.

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Innovate 2017 day 1: 50 50 split on AI creating vs taking jobs

Innovate 2017 day 1: 50 50 split on AI creating vs taking jobs

Event sees debate on future of automation, as well as new announcements of funding for robotics projects, innovation loans and more.

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Innovation loans to demonstrate infrastructure systems: apply now

Innovation loans to demonstrate infrastructure systems: apply now

Up to £10 million is available in loans to UK SMEs in a pilot programme offered by Innovate UK.

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Robotics and AI: projects to create safer work for people

Robotics and AI: projects to create safer work for people

The £68 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment will develop new solutions for extreme working environments.

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Innovate 2017: take part online

Innovate 2017: take part online

Our annual conference takes place this week. There’s still time to get tickets to attend in person, or you can follow the event online.

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People   not products   are the secret to scaling up businesses

People not products are the secret to scaling up businesses

Innovate UK study shows investors and businesses fail to see eye-to-eye on what drives innovative companies to attract private investment and scale up.

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People not products are the secret to scaling up businesses

People   not products   are the secret to scaling up businesses

Innovate UK study shows investors and businesses fail to see eye-to-eye on what drives innovative companies to attract private investment and scale up.

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Using augmented reality to boost tourism: apply for contracts

Using augmented reality to boost tourism: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of £70,000 to develop augmented reality technologies that help tourists to plan and make the most of their visits.

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Creating greener, smarter communities: apply to take part

Creating greener, smarter communities: apply to take part

Got an idea that could make where you live greener, smarter and more sustainable? The Geovation challenge will help get your innovation off the ground.

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The UK’s first Hyperloop prototype to exhibit at Innovate 2017

The UK’s first Hyperloop prototype to exhibit at Innovate 2017

Explore the future of travel and discover some of the UK’s most exciting new technologies and innovation opportunities.

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Improving mental health and surgery: apply for contracts

Improving mental health and surgery: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for contracts of £100,000 to develop innovative new products and services that improve mental health provision or surgery in the NHS.

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Safer and more efficient school transport: apply for funding

Safer and more efficient school transport: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £200,000 to examine ways of improving school transport for pupils in Northern Ireland.

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Making viral vectors for advanced therapies: apply for funding

Making viral vectors for advanced therapies: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £16 million for manufacturing viral vectors for cell and gene therapy - part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Developing and testing 5G services: apply for business funding

Developing and testing 5G services: apply for business funding

Businesses can apply for up to £25 million to explore, develop and test applications and services for the next generation of digital infrastructure.

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Future Cities mission to Australia: applications now open

Future Cities mission to Australia: applications now open

Innovative UK businesses working in the advanced urban services sector can meet potential customers, partners and investors in Melbourne.

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Medicine and vaccine manufacturing centres: apply for funding

Medicine and vaccine manufacturing centres: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for up to £79 million to create national centres under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Rolls Royce Director of Manufacturing to speak at Innovate 2017

Rolls Royce Director of Manufacturing to speak at Innovate 2017

Hamid Mughal will talk about the potential impact of automation and robotics on our lives, with other big issues of the day also up for debate.

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Improved drug safety and stroke detection: firms get £15 million

Improved drug safety and stroke detection: firms get £15 million

UK businesses will use funding to take on some of the biggest healthcare and agriculture challenges.

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Innovative female entrepreneurs: 7 selected for US mission

Innovative female entrepreneurs: 7 selected for US mission

Business founders working in human and machine interaction will attend Innovate UK’s first infocus mission to important technology hub.

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Setting up advanced therapy treatment centres: apply for funding

Setting up advanced therapy treatment centres: apply for funding

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Autonomous vehicles for farming: world first achieved

Autonomous vehicles for farming: world first achieved

Hands-free crop farming delivered in joint project by Harper Adams University and Precision Decisions, partly-funded by Innovate UK.

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UK Shanghai collaborations: pioneering businesses win funding

UK Shanghai collaborations: pioneering businesses win funding

10 UK and 10 Chinese companies will partner on innovative manufacturing, smart cities and healthcare projects.

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‘Living medicine’ cancer therapy starts clinical trials

‘Living medicine’ cancer therapy starts clinical trials

Pioneering treatment for multiple myeloma - partially-funded by an Innovate UK grant - reaches clinical stage.

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Improving health and food: apply for business funding

Improving health and food: apply for business funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million for projects that tackle health, agriculture and food challenges.

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Motorbikes to large trucks: developing zero emission vehicles

Motorbikes to large trucks: developing zero emission vehicles

Businesses can apply for a share of £20 million to support development of technologies that allow a range of vehicles to be zero emission.

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Innovate 2017: see the best in UK innovation

Innovate 2017: see the best in UK innovation

Some of the country’s most forward-thinking businesses will showcase their products and ideas at Innovate UK’s flagship event.

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New million pound production unit will tackle global diseases

New million pound production unit will tackle global diseases

£7.3 million investment will help battle against mosquito-borne disease and create 75 jobs for Oxitec, an Innovate UK-supported company.

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Venturefest East: connect with businesses and investors

Venturefest East: connect with businesses and investors

Free networking event will bring ambitious UK SMEs and entrepreneurs together with stakeholders to promote innovation and growth.

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Developing personalised medicine technologies: apply for funding

Developing personalised medicine technologies: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £6 million to develop precision medicine technologies that better target patient treatments.

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Urban innovation in Singapore: opportunities for the UK

Urban innovation in Singapore: opportunities for the UK

UK SMEs will travel to Singapore to meet potential partners this week - and there’s a chance for you to join the next mission in 2018.

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Improving prison detection systems: apply for contracts

Improving prison detection systems: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of £950,000 for projects to improve detection of mobiles, drugs, drones and other contraband in prisons.

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LCV2017: Low carbon vehicle projects get £3.9 million

LCV2017: Low carbon vehicle projects get £3.9 million

Funding will support low carbon developments in the UK’s niche vehicle sector.

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New jobs and billions to UK economy from innovation grants

New jobs and billions to UK economy from innovation grants

Independent research finds funding from bodies like Innovate UK significantly boost jobs, turnover and productivity.

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LCV2017: high performance carbon reduction sports car unveiled

LCV2017: high performance carbon reduction sports car unveiled

Somerset-based car manufacturer Ariel shows off phase one of HIPERCAR, developed with funding from Innovate UK.

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