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Modern regulation to support UK’s growing space sector

Modern regulation to support UK’s growing space sector

The UK Space Agency has launched a new traffic light system to make the licensing process smoother for satellite operators.

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UK graphene manufacturer clinches Korean deal

UK graphene manufacturer clinches Korean deal

Innovate UK support leads to collaboration to use graphene and 2D composite materials in smart buildings and electric vehicles.

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Innovative healthcare projects deliver millions of savings to NHS

Innovative healthcare projects deliver millions of savings to NHS

Multi-million savings, improved patient outcomes and economic and social benefits achieved by investing in SBRI projects.

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Swansea receives £36 million UK government funding for its clean energy tech breakthrough

Swansea receives £36 million UK government funding for its clean energy tech breakthrough

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, is announcing new £36 million UK government funding for clean energy innovation in the construction sector.

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New support for biomedical start ups

New support for biomedical start ups

KQ Labs programme will help young UK businesses to accelerate their promising ideas and turn them into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases.

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New support for biomedical start ups

New support for biomedical start ups

KQ Labs programme will help young UK businesses to accelerate their promising ideas and turn them into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases.

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Crowdsourcing new exam questions: apply for funding

Crowdsourcing new exam questions: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to show how crowdsourcing technology could increase the quality of questioning in schools.

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Developing early stage, user centred design: apply for funding

Developing early stage, user centred design: apply for funding

UK businesses can apply for a share of £1 million to build in early-stage design processes that reflect and respond to customer needs and behaviours.

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Secretary of State meets the team decommissioning Dounreay

Secretary of State meets the team decommissioning Dounreay

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark MP met new graduates as they embark on science and engineering careers at Dounreay.

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Secretary of State meets the team decommissioning Dounreay

Secretary of State meets the team decommissioning Dounreay

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark MP met new graduates as they embark on science and engineering careers at Dounreay.

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Billion pound backing for British innovation

Billion pound backing for British innovation

Britain’s world-leading researchers and entrepreneurs will benefit from an additional £780 million to create the technologies of tomorrow.

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UK science centres to receive funding boost to inspire more visitors to explore and discover science

UK science centres to receive funding boost to inspire more visitors to explore and discover science

6 science centres across the UK have received £13 million between them through the Inspiring Science Fund to engage new visitors.

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Affordable healthcare in India: apply for funding

Affordable healthcare in India: apply for funding

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to work with partners on projects to provide affordable and accessible healthcare in India.

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New ideas for tackling disease: apply for business funding

New ideas for tackling disease: apply for business funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to better detect, prevent, manage and treat disease and chronic health conditions.

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Game changing technologies for aerospace: apply for funding

Game changing technologies for aerospace: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £150 million available this year for projects that will help to make the UK civil aerospace industry more competitive.

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Reducing the use of animals in research: apply for funding

Reducing the use of animals in research: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £2 million to tackle 3 challenges that help to replace, refine or reduce use of animals in research.

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UK Space Agency hosts Government Chief Scientific Adviser

UK Space Agency hosts Government Chief Scientific Adviser

The UK Space Agency invited Dr Patrick Vallance, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA), to hear about the cutting-edge science taking place at the Harwell Space Cluster.

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UK Space Agency hosts Government Chief Scientific Adviser

UK Space Agency hosts Government Chief Scientific Adviser

The UK Space Agency invited Dr Patrick Vallance, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA), to hear about the cutting-edge science taking place at the Harwell Space Cluster.

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Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

Part of the total phase of the lunar eclipse will be visible from the United Kingdom as the Moon rises

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Developing a council smart energy system: apply for funding

Developing a council smart energy system: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £150,000 for ideas to develop a smart energy system that links Perth and Kinross Council buildings.

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Tim Peake joins mission to inspire future engineers as The Holiday Makers challenge blasts off at Farnborough Airshow

Tim Peake joins mission to inspire future engineers as The Holiday Makers challenge blasts off at Farnborough Airshow

Children encouraged to get making this summer as part of the Year of Engineering, a government campaign to show young people how they could shape the future as engineers.

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Better detection of psychosis: apply for funding

Better detection of psychosis: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £200,000 to develop information and communications technology projects that better detect psychosis in patients.

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Developing analytics for the health service: apply for funding

Developing analytics for the health service: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £180,000 to look at ways of analysing different types of clinical data both in real time and in retrospect.

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Developing game changing business innovations: apply for funding

Developing game changing business innovations: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to support development of innovative technologies that could provide economic growth for the UK.

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Combating rural isolation with technology: apply for funding

Combating rural isolation with technology: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 to develop technologies that connect both young people and older adults in rural areas.

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Creative new ways to charge electric vehicles: apply for funding

Creative new ways to charge electric vehicles: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for up to £40 million for projects that look at creating public areas to charge electric cars or wireless charging for commercial vehicles.

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Professor David Southwood reappointed as Chair of the UK Space Agency Steering Board

Professor David Southwood reappointed as Chair of the UK Space Agency Steering Board

Professor David Southwood has been reappointed as Chair of the UK Space Agency Steering Board.

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Making better use of speech therapy: apply for funding

Making better use of speech therapy: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £180,000 to come up with ways of promoting better and more efficient use of speech and language therapy services.

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Improving productivity for businesses: apply for funding

Improving productivity for businesses: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to test ideas for increasing the adoption of practices that improve productivity.

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Support for game changing ideas: apply for an innovation loan

Support for game changing ideas: apply for an innovation loan

SMEs can apply for a loan of up to £1 million to support projects that will help them to grow by developing highly innovative new products and services.

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£25 million boost for self driving technology: apply for funding

£25 million boost for self driving technology: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop, demonstrate and trial technologies for connected and autonomous vehicles in real-world settings.

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UK Space Agency launches multi million pound drive to improve patient care with NHS England

UK Space Agency launches multi million pound drive to improve patient care with NHS England

Up to £4 million available for as many as four applications of technology originally designed for space that could improve NHS treatment.

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Digital tools for prospective students: apply for funding

Digital tools for prospective students: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £125,000 to investigate ideas for new digital tools that will help students make informed choices about where they study.

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Space junk mission deploys from the International Space Station

Space junk mission deploys from the International Space Station

UK-built satellite testing possible solutions to clean up space junk deployed from the International Space Station, and is soon to begin experiments in orbit.

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Increasing capacity for genomic analysis: apply for funding

Increasing capacity for genomic analysis: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to support investment in equipment that increases the UK's capacity to carry out genomic analysis.

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Developing new ideas for UK aerospace: apply for funding

Developing new ideas for UK aerospace: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £150 million this year to support new technologies that help to make the UK civil aerospace industry more competitive.

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Immersive technologies for pupils with autism: apply for funding

Immersive technologies for pupils with autism: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to show how virtual and augmented reality could improve outcomes for young people in Northern Ireland.

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Transforming public services in Scotland: apply for funding

Transforming public services in Scotland: apply for funding

Organisations can win contracts worth up to £250,000 to develop new ways to meet challenges in areas such as housing, public transport and trade.

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Developing the next generation of services: apply for funding

Developing the next generation of services: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £12 million to transform accountancy, insurance and legal services, under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Smart tracking of waste across the UK: apply for funding

Smart tracking of waste across the UK: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £400,000 to develop new digital solutions for tracking waste from its source to its treatment or destination.

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New Chair of the Met Office appointed

New Chair of the Met Office appointed

The government has today (4 June) announced Rob Woodward as the new Chair of the Met Office.

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New Government Chemist appointed

New Government Chemist appointed

The government announced today that Dr Julian Braybrook has been appointed as the new Government Chemist.

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Facial biometric expert wins US border security contract

Facial biometric expert wins US border security contract

iProov, a facial recognition business supported by Innovate UK, is the first overseas company to win a contract to tackle border security in the United States.

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Develop future aircraft technologies: apply for funding

Develop future aircraft technologies: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for funding under a £3.9 billion investment in new technologies that will help to make the UK civil aerospace industry more competitive.

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KidZania London joins forces with Year of Engineering campaign

KidZania London joins forces with Year of Engineering campaign

The Kidzania Year of Engineering festival will bring engineering to life for children with a programme of events and activities throughout the summer.

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