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August 2017

EEF on making the UK Industrial Strategy work for manufacturing

By | 2017-08-08T12:05:26+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

The UK manufacturers' organisation EEF has published a new factcard outlining how Government must support manufacturers’ growth ambitions by making the UK a more internationally competitive location for industry. Download the EEF Industrial Strategy factcard The factcard outlines what the EEF considers to be the gaps in the recent green [...]

Ulster University spin-out Intelesens acquired by US tech company UltraLinq

By | 2017-08-03T15:28:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Life & Health Sciences|

Belfast-based Intelesens, which was founded in 2001 by three leading sensor technology professors at Ulster University, has been acquired by US-based UltraLinq. Intelesens developed a portfolio of intelligent, wearable, non-invasive, wireless vital signs monitoring devices for global hospital and home patient monitoring markets. Professor Jim McLaughlin (pictured above) is one of the [...]

£80m funding for Creative Industries Cluster Programme

By | 2017-08-02T15:05:36+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Creative Technology|

As part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, a record £80m-plus is being invested to create a step-change in collaboration between the country’s internationally-renowned creative industries and universities across the UK. The Creative Industries Clusters Programme, which will start in 2018, will help catalyse economic growth and provide the skills needed [...]

GovCampConnect returns to Narrow Water Castle

By | 2017-08-01T14:57:13+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Government|

GovCampConnect, the "unconference" for anyone interested in digital government, returns for another year to Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint, Saturday 2nd September 2017, 9am-5pm. Talk topics will be attendee generated on the day, but to give you an idea, topics at last year's GovCampConnect included: What does a Smart City look like? [...]

July 2017

EPSRC announces £138m investment in research-business partnerships

By | 2017-07-17T10:30:41+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

Two major investments in research partnerships that will strengthen the links between the UK's research base, industry and business partners were announced last week by Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science. Both investments show the pivotal importance of engineering and the physical sciences to the country's continued development as [...]

#CultureisDigital launched to encourage digital conversation

By | 2017-07-06T14:23:20+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Creative Technology|

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched #CultureisDigital, a conversation between government, the cultural sector and tech companies. As part of the department’s commitment to review the digitisation of its public collections and cultural offering, the project will analyse how culture and digital technology can collaborate to [...]

SBRI funding for gestational diabetes healthcare projects

By | 2017-07-04T13:52:58+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Life & Health Sciences|

Could you develop technology solutions to better support diabetic pregnant women? The Department of Health and Department for Economy in Northern Ireland have launched a new Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition, under the title "Project 'GEMS' - Gestational, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Empowering Mothers through Mobile Technologies". The competition [...]

June 2017

Robotics and AI – driving the UK’s industrial strategy

By | 2017-06-26T11:14:27+00:00 June 26th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Robotics and artificial intelligence have the potential to transform the UK’s industry, economy and workplaces. Professor Guang-Zhong Yang CBE FREng, Director and Co-founder of The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London and Chair of the UK-RAS Network, sets out how investment in these areas could improve innovation [...]