Posts Tagged ‘innovations’

Burnley Hospital allocated £15.6 million by government

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

The government has agreed in principle to allocating £15.6 million to refurbish Burnley General Hospital, subject to a normal business case assessment, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced.
The funding will be used to greatly improve the hospital’s surgical centre, as well as create a new outpatients unit and ophthalmology centre.
Once the business

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£5.75 million driver information improvements near completion

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

Improvements worth more than £5.75 million – with extended CCTV coverage of the region’s motorways and new electronic variable message signs (VMS) – are being delivered by the Highways Agency as part of the Government’ £317 million pinch point programme.
Work on installing new electronic signs and CCTV cameras – which will give Highways Agency traffic

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£32 million boost for UK biomedical projects

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

38 universities and companies from Aberdeen to Somerset will receive funding awards through the seventh round of the Biomedical Catalyst, a partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Innovate UK.
Life changing ideas
Among the projects supported in this round are:

the first human trial of a drug that targets one of the defects in the brain linked

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Biotechnology: £20 million funding boost for UK projects

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

The Catalyst was set up in January 2014 to support UK researchers and companies to work together to bring their biotechnology innovations to market and to help cement the UK’s position as a world leader in this sector.
It is funded by Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research

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Major investment in life sciences

Comments Off | 11-20-2014

Since the Prime Minister launched the industrial strategy in life sciences 3 years ago the industry has agreed over £3.5 billion of investment in the UK which is expected to create over 11,000 new jobs.
Minister for Life Sciences, George Freeman said:
NHS leadership in health research is attracting new investment into our life sciences research sector,

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£5 million for agricultural innovation

Comments Off | 10-26-2014

This £5 million is part of the second round of funding to be distributed through the £70 million Agri-Tech Catalyst, announced as part of the UK Industrial Strategy for Agricultural Technologies in July 2013.
The Agri-Tech Catalyst is designed to support collaborative research between scientists and businesses to springboard projects from the lab to the market place.

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£375m fund to promote development though science and innovation announced

Comments Off | 04-10-2014

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has launched a £375 million fund to promote economic development though science and innovation at the University of Sao Paulo on the final day of his visit to Brazil.
The newly named ‘Newton Fund’, will improve the science and research capabilities of emerging powers and strengthen ties with Britain.
The £375

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