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Do you have a technology that could be applied for the detection of explosives and weapons?

£3 million funding for innovative research to support new methods for the detection of explosives and weapons   The Home Office is seeking proposals to support new methods for the detection of explosives and weapons and has identified your sector as a possible source of new technologies, or existing innovations which could be transferred into a new sector. Total ...
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£10M Bioeconomy Growth Fund for York, North Yorkshire and East Riding now open to applications

The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership has announced f unding of up to £10m from their Bioeconomy Growth Fund to stimulate new business activity, through investment in innovation and infrastructure, which help grow the bioeconomy  in the York, North Yorkshire and the East Riding. The Bioeconomy Growth Fund is being made available to the...
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Open innovation - Could you help Devro develop innovative technology solutions to recover chemical components from effluent?

The Scottish Enterprise Open Innovation platform harnesses the ideas, insights and experience of those who can help organisations do things better. They are working with 13 businesses and public sector organisations to create a series of innovation challenges which are open for Scottish businesses to respond to. They currently have 6 challenges: Challenge one: SP...
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How could Augmented Reality and Wearable Technology help your business?

Augmented Reality (AR) and Wearable Technology are rapidly developing emerging technologies. They hold great potential to improve customer’s user experience, create value added services and improve production. So whether in-the-field, a design studio or manufacturing environment, the benefits from the application of this technology are widespread. This technology has the potential to...
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£15M Health & Life Sciences Competition now open

Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS), with the aim of increasing competitiveness for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The H&LS sector focuses on agriculture, food and healthcare . It is supported by bioscience technology, medical research and engineering and ...
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Hear from global thought-leaders and create real business opportunities at Innovate 2016

If you are looking to secure funding, meet new partners or go global then you should be at  Innovate 2016 -  the UK’s leading innovation conference, exhibition and networking event dedicated to businesses like yours. You are invited to take part in the global showcase of UK innovation, hear from global thought-leaders and create real business opportunities at Innovate...
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Cleantech SMEs - Learn how to tell a better story to win support from investors, customers and partners

Clean + Cool and Innovate UK are running one-day workshops for the cleantech community on how to tell a better story to win support from investors, customers and partners.  Over the last 5 years, we’ve seen 100's of pitches, to Silicon Valley investors, BBC journalists and Fortune 100 companies. We know that the most successful pitches tell powerful stories....
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Register now for £15M Health & Life Sciences Competition Briefing

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects addressing technical or commercial challenges relevant to the health and life sciences sector that will lead to increased UK SME competitiveness, growth and productivity.  The Health and Life Sciences sector has a focus on agriculture, food and healthcare, underpinned by technologies developed in bioscience and medical...
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UK chemical & pharmaceutical companies project positive outlook despite post-Brexit concerns

Despite weakening sales and exports in Q2 2016, chemical and pharmaceutical companies are continuing their positive outlook in the midst of significant post-Brexit concerns. The Chemical Industries Association second quarter member company business survey found that looking to the next twelve months 89% feel Research & Development investment will either remain the same or increase, 87%...
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Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding Available for Great Ideas: Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives & Weapons Detection

  Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding for great ideas available through: Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection   The fourth iteration of this successful cross-Government research call is seeking innovation in all aspects of explosives and weapons detection. This research call is seeking...
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Genopole launches 2016 Young Biotech Award

Are you looking to give life to or accelerate the development of your innovation? This €100K competition is open to young researchers, entrepreneurs or students who are conceptualising an innovation or developing one within a start-up. Deadline: 3 Oct 2016 More Information  >>
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New study identifies commercial and strategic opportunities for making chemicals via gas fermentation in the UK

Gas fermentation is the conversion of gaseous carbon containing molecules, such as carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4), to chemical and fuel products via microbial processes. KTN recently flagged this as an important processing technology in its Scoping Study “From Shale Gas to Biomass: the Future of Chemical Feedstocks ” as it has the potential to produce a...
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Funding for global cooperation feasibility studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2M to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short international cooperation feasibility studies. These studies should build international business networks. The aim is to enable commercial research and innovation partnerships, and future collaboration.   About the funding They will fund projects with eligible costs of up to £30K for...
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KTN Scoping Study – the future of chemical feedstocks

The chemicals industry produces products that are essential inputs to pretty much every sector of the economy with its major supply chain partners being the automotive, aerospace, construction, energy, food and healthcare sectors. However, as global population increases, so too does consumer demand for these chemicals and given the world’s finite natural resources (as well as...
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Showcase your innovation at Innovate 2016, 2-3 Nov 2016, Manchester

Innovate 2016 , hosted by UKTI and Innovate UK, is an annual two day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses. It will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016. This year's event includes: an exhibition of the most cutting edge innovations inspirational keynotes from some of the most...
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Looking to scale & grow your business? Come to Venturefest Scotland, 1 Sep 2016, Glasgow

Venturefest Scotland is an annual, business innovation event for ambitious Scottish SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors, academics and innovators designed to inspire, inform and connect. Last year 612 delegates attended; this year 1,000 are expected. Taking place on Thursday 1 September 2016 at the Glasgow Science Centre, the event is FREE to attend and provides a platform for Scottish...
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Zero Waste Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland is investing European Regional Development Funds to help small and medium businesses be resource efficient and create a more circular economy. The programme will deliver its ambitions through four areas of activity: Increasing the scale and provision of services to SMEs in Scotland to become more efficient in their use of resources Stimulating new...
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CivTech® Pilot Challenge

The CivTech ®  pilot offers an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the public sector in a meaningful, effective and productive way by solving a Challenge, building a product, and developing a relationship with a major public sector organisation. It's a chance to build a business, and do some good along the way.  Backed by the Scottish Government, it’s going to provide an...
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Bevan Health Technology Exemplars - Call for Applications

The Welsh Government, in partnership with the Bevan Commission’s Bevan Exemplars programme, is issuing a call to NHS Wales staff to apply to become Health Technology Exemplars.  The Health Technology Exemplars programme will provide funding and support for NHS Wales staff to work in partnership with industry to implement an innovative health technology (non drug) in their clinical...
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UK Chemical Company Directory Launched

UKTI in partnership with the Chemistry Growth Partnership have developed a directory of UK-based chemical manufacturers, a first version of which can be found  here . Below the Directory, there’s an option to export the company details to a PDF as well as add a new company. 
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The Future of CO2 Utilisation – Outcomes from the Closing SCOT Project

The Smart CO 2 Transformation (SCOT) Project team hosted around 150 delegates from across Europe at their closing Conference “ CO 2 Utilisation: Catalyst for the European Industrial Renaissance ” in Brussels on 29 June to share their vision for CO 2 utilisation.   Youssef Travaly (SCOT Project Director) kicked off the Conference with an introduction to the SCOT Vision...
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Catalysing Success for UK Chemicals at IFB2016 Session Content Now Available

The UKTI Chemicals Team along with colleagues from the Department for Business Innovation & Skills and Scottish Development International recently hosted a "Catalysing Success for UK Chemicals" event at the IFB2016 in Liverpool.  The event aim was to demonstrate how industry and Government are working in partnership for the benefit of the sector; with the event featuring senior...
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SBRI Funding Competition: Mobuoy Road Waste Remediation

Organisations can apply for funding of up to £60,000 to develop innovative new remediation methods for use at illegal waste sites. This aim of this competition is to stimulate the development of innovative remediation treatments for illegal waste sites. It is also to find ways of reducing the negative impact of these sites on the environment. This competition is part of the...
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£200m of innovation funding on offer– Ingenuity Knowledge Xchange Breakfast Event

Innovation is crucial for your businesses to compete and to help create and maintain your market lead. The funding landscape for innovation has changed dramatically and presents fresh opportunities for growing and innovative businesses like yours.   This breakfast event on Friday 15th July at the University of Nottingham will help you learn more about Innovate UK’s £200m of...
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Would you like to pitch your technology at St James's Palace?

Pitch@Palace seeks to support Entrepreneurs and ideas from across the United Kingdom. It was established by the Duke of York to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get their business ideas  in front of a global audience of influencers who can catapult it to the next level. Every Pitch@Palace is themed - Pitch@Palace 6.0, which will take place on 2nd November 2016,...
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