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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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Former Labour MP Iain Wright replaces Stan Higgins as NEPIC chief

Added: 1 Jun 2017

Former Labour MP Iain Wright has been named as the new chief executive officer of the North East Pr…

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UK food and drink exports grow to £4.9bn in Q1

Added: 31 May 2017

Global exports of UK food and drink products grew to £4.9 billion in the first quarter of 2017 – re…

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MIT engineers develop shape-shifting food ‘to democratise design of noodles’

Added: 29 May 2017

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed edible films that sprou…

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£115m biomedical research centre opens at Oxford University

Added: 18 May 2017

A £115 million research centre designed to help scientists understand diseases and develop new trea…

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Reduced profit margins hampering antibiotics production

Added: 15 May 2017

Antibiotics used to treat common infections are becoming more difficult to access because they are …

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‘This is not a time for fear’, says new IChemE president John McGagh

Added: 10 May 2017

John McGagh, who is currently chief digital officer at Australian power company Snowy Hydro, has be…

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New device could improve biopharma manufacturing, research shows

Added: 10 May 2017

Researchers have developed a new device to more accurately predict which proteins could be used to …

Universities UK chief is new Royal Society of Biology president

Added: 10 May 2017

Universities UK head Julia Goodfellow has been appointed the new president of the Royal Society of …

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New ABPI chief Anson names organisation's priorities for sector

Added: 8 May 2017

Lisa Anson, the newly appointed president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry…