Posts Tagged ‘Innovate’

Coating technologies for manufacturing: apply for business funds

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in innovative business studies into new surface engineering and coating technologies that will help the UK to lead the way in advanced manufacturing.
The competition covers new technologies that could enhance the way components perform, such as improved anti-fouling, corrosion-protection and wear-resistance.
These technologies will improve the UK’s

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Government creates new body to help manage and deliver major projects for UK economy

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The government has today announced that Infrastructure UK (IUK) and the Major Projects Authority (MPA) are to merge, bringing the government’s expertise, knowledge and skills at managing and delivering major economic projects under one roof for the first time.
The new organisation, which will be called the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, will bring together government expertise in the

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Telford man handed £6,229 penalty for operating an illegal waste site

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The 37-year-old was fined £3,200, ordered to pay £2,909 in costs, along with a £120 victim surcharge.
The charge was brought by the Environment Agency contrary to Regulation 12 and 38 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.
Environment Agency officers visited Hill Top Farm, Telford in 2013 where they met with Mr Wellings. He

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Better by design: strengthening UK business and boosting growth

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

A new strategy on design in innovation sets out to accelerate UK economic growth through a wider take-up of the benefits of good design across industry.
Innovate UK’s ‘Design in innovation strategy 2015-2019’ was launched at the Innovate 2015 event in London.
Design mentor Sebastian Conran endorses new strategy
He said:
It’s a really meaty document. It explains the

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Re-imagining the high street: 3 companies win £3 million funding

Comments Off | 10-6-2015

Innovate UK has awarded funding to 3 British technology companies in a competition called ‘Re-imagining the High Street’.
The aim of the competition was to find solutions to the challenges facing the UK high street including:

the rise of online shopping which increased by 14.7% in July 2015 compared to the same month in 2014
rising town centre

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Integrating city systems: apply for business funding

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

Innovate UK is seeking projects that explore how planned new or retrofit infrastructure projects could be integrated into other urban systems in a beneficial way.
Developers traditionally do not look beyond their own systems when developing an infrastructure project. Integration with other systems is, however, becoming increasingly important in meeting the needs of citizens and is

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Integrated transport innovation: apply now for business funding

Comments Off | 09-15-2015

Innovate UK is to invest in collaborative R&D projects that will improve transport systems. These projects will enable seamless end-to-end journeys for both people and goods.
The concept of end-to-end journeys aims to expand the thinking around mobility as a service. It will do this by developing multi-modal travel options and a single point of access

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New Scotland Bill is first to be debated in House of Commons

Comments Off | 06-9-2015

The legislation bringing new devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament will take a significant step forward when it has its Second Reading in the House of Commons today.
The Scotland Bill, which is a key part of the UK Government’s Legislative Programme announced in the Queen’s Speech, will be debated in Westminster this afternoon.
This will be

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Smart-home business bought by British Gas for £65 million

Comments Off | 06-9-2015

AlertMe was founded in 2006 and has developed a market-leading Internet of Things platform that connects devices in UK and US homes and allows corporate partners to offer remote monitoring and control.
It has won support from Innovate UK for several projects, including a Smart award for market analysis at an early stage of the company’s

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Improving rail for customers: £6 million for digital innovation

Comments Off | 02-26-2015

Innovate UK and the FutureRailway programme are to invest up to £6 million to support business innovation in digital technologies that improve the customer experience in UK and international rail markets.
The rail industry’s ‘Rail Technical Strategy’, a 30-year vision of technology requirements, prioritises improvements in use of data and information and their translation into systems

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