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£138m investment to strengthen research-business partnerships

Added: 16 Jul 2017

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

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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…

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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…


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…


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…


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 …


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…


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…


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 …


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…


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…


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…