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UK team to lead European mission to study new planets

UK team to lead European mission to study new planets

A multi-million pound European mission to study newly discovered planets will be led by University College London, supported by investment from the UK Space Agency.

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BEIS pays tribute to Stephen Hawking

BEIS pays tribute to Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking, whose work helped us understand more about the universe and whose life helped us understand more about human beings, died earlier this week.

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New laws unlock exciting space era for UK

New laws unlock exciting space era for UK

British businesses will soon be able to compete in the commercial space race using UK spaceports.

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£67 million boost for a Full Fibre future

£67 million boost for a Full Fibre future

Scheme will provide “gold standard” connectivity ahead of 5G roll out.

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Innovative satellite tech company invests in the UK space sector

Innovative satellite tech company invests in the UK space sector

Rapid growth of SatixFy’s UK operations means more than half SatixFy worldwide employees are now based in Farnborough and Manchester.

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Met Office Chief Executive stands down

Met Office Chief Executive stands down

Rob Varley has stepped down from his role as Chief Executive of the Met Office.

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Digital and service solutions to NHS challenges: apply for funds

Digital and service solutions to NHS challenges: apply for funds

Up to £6 million is available to help businesses and NHS organisations come together to test out integrated healthcare products and services.

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Cornwall to host world’s first commercial deep space communications station

Cornwall to host world’s first commercial deep space communications station

An £8.4 million investment in Goonhilly Earth Station, in Cornwall, will help create the world’s first commercial deep-space communications station, capable of tracking future missions to the Moon and Mars.

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Improving the manufacture of new medicines: apply for funding

Improving the manufacture of new medicines: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million to support the development of novel medicines, under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Using experts to analyse and measure problems: apply for support

Using experts to analyse and measure problems: apply for support

Businesses can apply for a share of £4 million in consultancy and support to help them solve analysis and measurement problems that could improve productivity.

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Digital solutions for independent living: apply for funding

Digital solutions for independent living: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £130,000 to develop a digital alarm monitoring system for people with complex needs living at home in Glasgow.

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Game changing ideas for products and services: apply for funding

Game changing ideas for products and services: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop novel products and services, or a further £10 million to work on projects with graduates.

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New projects see UK space firms tackle global challenges

New projects see UK space firms tackle global challenges

Improved disaster response in Commonwealth states and tropical disease control are among the goals of 10 new projects involving British space organisations, Science Minister Sam Gyimah announced today.

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Treating organic rich water for home supply: apply for funding

Treating organic rich water for home supply: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £450,000 to develop ways of treating high-organic surface water and delivering it to homes in Scotland.

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UK to play a major role in space weather mission concept

UK to play a major role in space weather mission concept

Teams from across the UK will work on a concept for a future European mission to help reduce the global risk of damage caused by space weather.

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ISECG publishes update to the Global Exploration Roadmap

ISECG publishes update to the Global Exploration Roadmap

The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG), which the UK Space Agency is part of, has released a new exploration strategy to expand human presence into the solar system.

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UK Space Agency backs Spire as ESA space mission provider

UK Space Agency backs Spire as ESA space mission provider

The UK Space Agency has awarded more than £4 million to Spire Global to demonstrate cutting-edge space technology including ‘parallel super-computing’.

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UK Space Agency backs Spire as ESA space mission provider

UK Space Agency backs Spire as ESA space mission provider

The UK Space Agency has awarded more than £4 million to Spire Global to demonstrate cutting-edge space technology including ‘parallel super-computing’.

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UK Space Agency announces new funding for industry

UK Space Agency announces new funding for industry

Grants are being offered to the UK space sector to come up with innovative new technology.

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Assessing the impact of medical technologies: apply for funding

Assessing the impact of medical technologies: apply for funding

UK SMEs can apply for a share of up to £1 million to evaluate innovative medical technologies that could help the NHS to meet its priorities.

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Improving health through digital innovations: apply for funding

Improving health through digital innovations: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to improve healthcare or reduce costs for health services, under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Innovative engineering firm to open Midlands manufacturing base

Innovative engineering firm to open Midlands manufacturing base

Lontra - supported by Innovate UK - projects annual sales of £45 million for its industrial compressor and 75 new jobs.

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Developing new ways to diagnose asthma: apply for funding

Developing new ways to diagnose asthma: apply for funding

Researchers and businesses can apply for a share of £1.25 million to develop tools to accurately diagnose asthma and help patients receive personalised care.

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Millions of pounds for innovative businesses: new opportunities

Millions of pounds for innovative businesses: new opportunities

An overview of Innovate UK's upcoming funding competitions for organisations to collaborate with partners to develop new products, processes or services.

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Funding available for student placements

Funding available for student placements

The UK Space Agency is offering grants of up to £3,000 for organisations to take on graduate or postgraduate students for work placements in the space industry.

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Director General Gareth Davies’ Visit to Singapore

Director General Gareth Davies’ Visit to Singapore

He shared how UK’s newly published Industrial Strategy aligns closely with the priorities of Singapore’s Committee for the Future Economy

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UK France space co operation at Sandhurst Summit

UK France space co operation at Sandhurst Summit

The UK Space Agency and CNES signed a joint statement to step up co-operation in space, at the UK-France Summit in Sandhurst today (Thursday 18 January).

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Sir John Kingman announced as Chair of UK Research and Innovation

Sir John Kingman announced as Chair of UK Research and Innovation

The current interim chair of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will take up the role of permanent chair in April this year.

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Commercial ideas in cyber security: apply for academic funding

Commercial ideas in cyber security: apply for academic funding

Academics can apply for a share of up to £500,000 in grants to support innovative ideas in cyber security that have potential for commercialisation.

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Designing roads for driverless vehicles: apply for contracts

Designing roads for driverless vehicles: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £200,000 to look at the design, management and use of UK roads for connected and autonomous vehicles.

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Using simulation to test driverless vehicles: apply for funding

Using simulation to test driverless vehicles: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop simulation technologies that help to speed up adoption of driverless and connected vehicles.

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Engineering in the spotlight for 2018 as government launches campaign to inspire the next generation

Engineering in the spotlight for 2018 as government launches campaign to inspire the next generation

The Year of Engineering will see government and industry tackle a major skills gap and inspire the engineers of tomorrow.

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UK technology at the heart of successful launch

UK technology at the heart of successful launch

Technology funded by the UK Space Agency was used during the successful launch of a pioneering UK Earth Observation technology demonstration earlier today.

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Ploughshare to commercialise technologies from the Centre for Applied Science and Technology

Ploughshare to commercialise technologies from the Centre for Applied Science and Technology

The Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) has made an agreement with Ploughshare Innovations to commercialise their intellectual property.

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Powering the next generation of vehicles: apply for funding

Powering the next generation of vehicles: apply for funding

Businesses can share up to £30 million for projects that develop new ways of powering vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions and strengthen the UK supply chain.

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Geography skills across government recognised by new role

Geography skills across government recognised by new role

A new pan-government Head of Geography for government scientists and engineers has been announced.

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Bold ambitions for space in the UK

Bold ambitions for space in the UK

Science Minister Jo Johnson gives an overview of space in the UK and how young people will empower the sector, as the SatelLife competition is launched.

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Saving energy with data from smart meters: apply for contracts

Saving energy with data from smart meters: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of £8.8 million to devise new energy management products and services using data from non-domestic smart meters.

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Could your experiment fly on the International Space Station?

Could your experiment fly on the International Space Station?

Researchers, universities and businesses will compete to get their science into space, in a new funding call announced today by the UK Space Agency.

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Preferred candidate chosen for the role of Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council

Preferred candidate chosen for the role of Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council

Professor Fiona Watt FRS has been selected as the Government’s preferred candidate to be the Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council (MRC) when it becomes a constituent part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in April 2018.

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Next generation CCTV: apply for contracts

Next generation CCTV: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 for an improved, flexible, public space CCTV system for South Ayrshire.

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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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MPs join the campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers

MPs join the campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers

Pledges of support for the Year of Engineering will help ensure young people across the UK can find out more about the opportunities of engineering careers.

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Transport Minister visits Reaction Engines to see space sector technology

Transport Minister visits Reaction Engines to see space sector technology

Minister visits cutting-edge Oxfordshire business to see first-hand the technologies paving the way for high speed, low cost transport to space.

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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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