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COVID-19 Test Showing On-The-Spot Results Are to be Rolled Out

By |September 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

Tests for Covid-19 that show on-the-spot results in 15 to 30 minutes are about to be rolled out across the world, potentially saving many thousands of lives and slowing the pandemic in both poor and rich countries. In a triumph for a global initiative to get vital drugs and vaccines to fight the virus, 120 [...]

The Most Innovative Cities in the United Kingdom

By |August 20th, 2020|Tags: , , |

The common way in which innovation is tracked, is to look at the number of patent requests originating in any one city or region. By registering a patent, you are essentially registering an idea that was unique to you and receiving acknowledgement from the government that no one can steal your work. 1. Cambridge Recently [...]

A New Study from the European Patent Office shows that the United Kingdom is a European Hub for Innovation in 3D Printing

By |August 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

A new study conducted by the European Patent Office reveals that the United Kingdom is leading Europe in 3D printing. The United Kingdom accounts for 5 per cent of 3D printing patent applications at the European Patent Office, putting it in second place behind Germany. There has been a rapid increase in European 3D printing [...]

Businesses with Innovative Solutions could be awarded £50,000 by Innovate UK to further develop their ideas

By |April 15th, 2020|Tags: , , |

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is an organisation working in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities and government to foster and develop research and development. Innovate UK, the innovation arm of UKRI has announced their plans to invest £20 million in coronavirus R&D “resilience” projects. Innovate UK is calling for businesses in the UK [...]

Proposed R&D Tax Credit Scheme Could Harm SMEs

By |March 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

A statement released by the BioIndustry Association (BIA) highlights the potential harm the proposed changes to the R&D tax credit schemes could have on small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The government is proposing to introduce a cap on the value of cash payments that loss-making SMEs can receive through R&D tax credits. This would be [...]

UK-based Start-up Specialising in Carbon Separation Technology has Secured £12.3 Million in Investments

By |February 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Three global investors, WAVE Equity Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures and Marubeni Corporations, have invested £12.3 million in UK carbon dioxide separation technology innovator, Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL). CCSL, a UK-based start-up founded in 2009, is pioneering the way of developing affordable carbon capture technology for utilisation and storage, as used by steel, cement, refining [...]

Significant R&D collaboration between Ireland and the UK

By |February 13th, 2019|Tags: |

The Engineering and Physical Science Research Council centre for doctoral training is collaborating with the world-leading SFI research centres and UK higher education institutions as part of a €38.6 million research and development project. CÚRAM is the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices and it has now received a substantial amount of [...]

U.K. R&D spending is still not enough!

By |March 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Despite U.K R&D spending reaching a record breaking 33.1 billion pounds, its efforts were still not enough and it currently only ranks 11th in the European Union, according to Office Of National Statistics. This signifies that Britain is lagging behind its major European peers when it comes to R&D spending. Britain invested 1.67 percent of [...]

Unilever opens new research and development centre in the UK

By |March 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

After two years of construction the new Unilever research and development centre opens in Merseyside, Uk. The R&D facility features a pilot plant which will allow scientists and engineers at Unilever to test new ideas on a factory scale. The site director Cameron Jones is delighted to announce the official opening of the advanced manufacturing [...]

Have you got tastebuds for detection? This might be the tasty role for you!

By |February 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Attention all chocoholics! How does getting paid to eat chocolate sound? Think it’s too good to be true, well think again because four new roles have opened up in the UK as a professional taster of Cadbury chocolate, Oreo cookies and cocoa drinks. Cadbury is calling all people with tastebuds for detection and with a [...]