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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.