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Government launches first phase of £246m battery technology challenge

Added: 25 Jul 2017

The government has announced the launch of a £246 million fund designed to establish the UK as a wo…

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GSK pulls out of Ulverston biopharma plans amid major manufacturing shake-up

Added: 19 Jul 2017

Pharmaceutical giant GSK has announced plans to overhaul its manufacturing network in the UK, but s…

Nuclear power SMRs

Complexity of UK withdrawing from Euratom made clear by European Commission

Added: 16 Jul 2017

The complexity of the UK withdrawing from Euratom has been made clear by the latest European Commis…

squares

£138m investment to strengthen research-business partnerships

Added: 16 Jul 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced two funding initiative…

International Space Station

Government commits £100 million-plus for space science

Added: 13 Jul 2017

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has announced government funding of £99 million for a …

Google honours 'mother of vodka' and STEM heroine

Added: 10 Jul 2017

Google has used its famous daily doodle illustration to mark the anniversary of a remarkable 18th c…

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ABPI chief backs call to collaborate with EU on life sciences

Added: 5 Jul 2017

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has backed a call by Jeremy Hunt and …

Consortium wins £1million to develop new family of antibiotics

Added: 5 Jul 2017

Innovate UK has awarded nearly £1million in funding to a consortium developing a platform for the p…

Jo Johnson

Government invests £100m to attract highly skilled scientists

Added: 4 Jul 2017

The UK government has announced a £100 million fund to attract highly skilled scientists from “emer…

Skills shortage ‘costs UK industry £2 billion a year’

Added: 3 Jul 2017

Britain’s burgeoning skills shortage is already costing the country £2 billion in recruitment costs…

JET

Government commits to nuclear fusion research post-Brexit

Added: 29 Jun 2017

The UK government has committed to funding nuclear fusion research alongside the European Union unt…

lab

University of Nottingham invests £200m in multi-disciplinary research groups

Added: 25 Jun 2017

The University of Nottingham is to invest more than £200m in six multi-disciplinary research groups…

car

Industrial strategy fund worth over £700m opens to UK businesses

Added: 23 Jun 2017

A government-led industrial strategy fund worth a combined value of more than £700 million has open…

Stan Higgins among those honoured at CIA awards ceremony

Added: 20 Jun 2017

Stan Higgins was among those honoured at an awards ceremony hosted by the Chemical Industries Assoc…

Scuoler and Stannah brothers receive lift from honours list

Added: 19 Jun 2017

Stannah stairlift pioneers Brian and Alan Stannah and EEF chief executive Terry Scuoler were among …

Microbeads

Bath University scientists to develop biodegradable microbeads

Added: 18 Jun 2017

Researchers supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) at the Univ…

Lego

IET young engineers competition to inspire next generation

Added: 13 Jun 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is hosting a competition designed to inspire th…

alcohol

Moderate drinking risks brain damage, study finds

Added: 12 Jun 2017

Heavy and moderate drinking is associated with a form of brain damage that affects memory and spati…

Election analysis: What’s the effect for Brexit and the process industries?

Added: 9 Jun 2017

The hung parliament that has resulted from the general election has increased uncertainty over the …

Pills

Researchers take steps to make pain relief drugs ‘more effective’

Added: 4 Jun 2017

Researchers at Monash University in Australia have developed a new drug delivery "strategy" designe…