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University research funding

Boosting University research funding in the UK

Megan Warrender, Writer, examines the work of Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, in particular, his endeavours to boost University research funding in the UK.
green technologies

Government invests over £500m in green technologies

Ministers have announced more than £500 million of investments in green technologies to help create a cleaner and healthier Britain.
rebalancing the economy, economic development

Rebalancing the economy: Our time is now

Nigel Wilcock is Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development and says that when it comes to rebalancing the economy – our time is now.
research and innovation

UK priorities for science, research and innovation

The UK is focusing on international partnerships and ground-breaking sector deals in order to remain a global leader in science. Here, we find out about the work of Chris Skidmore MP, the UK’s Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and the Office for Life Sciences.
safety of products, consumer confidence

Consumer confidence in the safety of products

Graham Russell, Chief Executive of the Office for Product Safety and Standards, explains why consumer confidence in the safety of products is at the core of what the organisation does.
health-data programme

New health-data programme to detect diseases early

Diseases could be detected even before people experience symptoms, thanks to a pioneering new health-data programme as part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.
sustainable plastics

UK to lead global innovation in sustainable plastics

New forms of packaging and sustainable plastics made from plants, wood chippings and food waste could be a step closer, thanks to new business and government investment.
government investment

£80 million government investment to develop net-zero planes and cars

Government unveils £80 million investment to help develop the next generation of net-zero electric vehicles and new hybrid aircrafts.
pass net zero emissions laws

UK becomes first major economy to pass net zero emissions laws

The UK today became the first major economy to pass net zero emissions laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050.
UK spaceflight, development fund

£2 million development fund available for UK spaceflight

Future spaceports can apply for a share of £2 million to support plans for small satellite launch from aircraft and sub-orbital flight from the UK: What is next for spaceflight?

Gove confirms ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move.
International Research and Innovation Strategy

UK commits to International Research and Innovation Strategy

New International Research and Innovation Strategy launched to ensure the UK remains a global leader in science.
shared prosperity fund

What is going on with the Shared Prosperity Fund?

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director, Institute of Economic Development, expresses his frustrations with the lack of communication on the Shared Prosperity Fund consultation.
data analytics project, artificial intelligence

AI and data analytics projects announced by UK

The UK government announced 40 artificial intelligence and data analytics projects announced to boost productivity and improve customer service.
implementing the industrial strategy

Product safety, supporting small business growth and implementing the Industrial Strategy

The work of the Office for Product Safety and Standards, which is part of the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), around product safety, supporting small business growth and implementing the Industrial Strategy vision of simplifying regulation are explored here.
digital health technology, future of healthcare

£9 million funding for digital health technology

Patients to benefit from AI, machine learning and hand-held devices as newly-funded digital projects by pioneering companies point to future of healthcare.
find earth like planets, space weather mission

UK to face dangerous solar wind and find Earth-like planets

New £7 million funding will ensure UK scientists play a leading role in a new space weather mission and finding Earth-like planets, Science Minister Chris Skidmore announced on the first day of British Science Week.
Women innovator funding, International Women's Day 2019

UK gives 9 women innovators funding for their inventions

Pioneering women innovators have been awarded funding and business support to develop and grow their business by the UK government, echoing the innovation theme of International Women's Day 2019.

Putting the “local” into Industrial Strategies

Paddy Bradley, Director of Swindon and Wiltshire LEP explains how Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) across England are working on Industrial Strategies relevant to their areas and co-produced with government.
advanced trials, self-driving vehicles

Government supports advanced trials for self-driving vehicles

The government has announced that a process is being developed to support the advanced trials of self-driving vehicles.

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