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Qioptiq opens £3.7 million warehouse to support armed forces

Qioptiq opens £3.7 million warehouse to support armed forces

Knowledge Transfer Partnership helped optical and photonics business to win £83 million MoD contract to service night vision equipment and open new facility.

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Advanced therapies: new investment in skills and capabilities

Advanced therapies: new investment in skills and capabilities

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult announces £3 million funding to advance life sciences through skills and apprenticeships, as part of the Industrial Strategy.

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Marine biotechnologies firm wins £3.8 million investment

Marine biotechnologies firm wins £3.8 million investment

Innovate UK-supported Jellagen to invest in sales and product development of jellyfish-derived collagen for wound care and regenerative medicine applications.

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Improving patient diagnosis and treatment: apply for funding

Improving patient diagnosis and treatment: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop new technologies in the field of precision medicine.

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Immersive audience experiences: apply for funding

Immersive audience experiences: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £17 million to test immersive experiences with mass audiences or to develop new ideas for the creative industries.

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Professor Lynn Gladden selected as Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Professor Lynn Gladden selected as Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Science Minister Sam Gyimah today (03 May) announced Professor Lynn Gladden has been selected for the role of Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

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UK Space Agency leads work on options for independent satellite system

UK Space Agency leads work on options for independent satellite system

Government confirms UK Space Agency will lead work to develop options for a British Global Navigation Satellite System.

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Building the aircraft of the future: apply for funding

Building the aircraft of the future: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of a £3.9 billion fund to support innovative projects that will help to make UK civil aerospace more competitive.

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Ice on Mars

Ice on Mars

First images of Mars from the new orbit of the UK-backed ExoMars mission are released.

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Developing cutting edge commercial ideas: apply for funding

Developing cutting edge commercial ideas: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop ideas for innovative new products and services in any sector of the economy.

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UK and India research partnership reaches £400 million

UK and India research partnership reaches £400 million

UK and India to expand their exceptional research relationship

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Global aerospace giants invest in UK firm Reaction Engines

Global aerospace giants invest in UK firm Reaction Engines

Science Minister Sam Gyimah hails new private investment from Boeing and Rolls-Royce as a 'vote of confidence' in British-built SABRE rocket and jet engine.

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£8 million expansion of programme to commercialise research

£8 million expansion of programme to commercialise research

Funding will accelerate the time it takes to get innovative ideas out of the university to the marketplace.

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Funding to link space industry innovation and university research

Funding to link space industry innovation and university research

A group of UK universities has been awarded £4.8 million from Research England to enhance research and innovation in the UK space industry.

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Crescent Moon Visibility for Ramadan and Eid al Fitr 2018

Crescent Moon Visibility for Ramadan and Eid al Fitr 2018

HMNAO provides information of the sighting of the new crescent moon for the start of Ramadan and the start of Eid al-Fitr

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UK Space Agency invites teams to submit more details on ISS experiments

UK Space Agency invites teams to submit more details on ISS experiments

The UK Space Agency has invited a number of academic teams to provide full details of their proposals for experiments for flight on the International Space Station (ISS).

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Protecting workers on radioactive sites: apply for contracts

Protecting workers on radioactive sites: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £850,000 to develop ways to better equip and protect those working on decommissioning nuclear facilities.

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Protecting workers on radioactive sites: apply for contracts

Protecting workers on radioactive sites: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £850,000 to develop ways to better equip and protect those working on decommissioning nuclear facilities.

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Dr Patrick Vallance takes up his appointment as Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Dr Patrick Vallance takes up his appointment as Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Dr Patrick Vallance starts in his role as Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) today.

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Tackling antibiotic resistance in China: apply for business funds

Tackling antibiotic resistance in China: apply for business funds

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to work with partners in China on innovative approaches to dealing with antimicrobial resistance.

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SpaceX delivers UK missions to International Space Station

SpaceX delivers UK missions to International Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched last night (Monday 2 April) from Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket carrying cargo that showcases the ingenuity of the UK space sector.

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Immersive technologies for audiences of the future: new funding

Immersive technologies for audiences of the future: new funding

£33 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will support immersive technologies, with opportunities for businesses and researchers to work together.

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Evidence wanted on liabilities, insurance and charging for UK commercial spaceflight

Evidence wanted on liabilities, insurance and charging for UK commercial spaceflight

The Government is seeking evidence to form/shape the future policy on the liabilities, insurance and charging arrangements for commercial spaceflight, following Royal Assent of the Space Industry Act.

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Professor Melanie Welham selected for the role of Executive Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Professor Melanie Welham selected for the role of Executive Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Professor Melanie Welham has been selected to be the Executive Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) when UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) comes into being in April 2018.

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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 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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