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RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2016

The RIBA has launched the President’s Awards for Research 2016 for academics and practitioners with new award categories and submission guidelines.   Awards will be made in each...

BIS seeks ideas for the upcoming National Innovation Plan

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has launched a Call for Ideas on Citizen Space to seek interesting views on how the UK should further develop its innovation framework...

STARTING SOON IN 10 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: NEW SERIES OF FREE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES IN NEARLY ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS

H2020 EU funded project MEnS -  Meeting of Energy Professional Skills           The second cohort of free...

Beattie Passive opens new factory to meet demand for retrofit

Innovate UK helps Norfolk construction firm develop a 'wrap around' building system that can achieve dramatic savings in home heating bills.    Norfolk company has launched...

How businesses can use design in early stage innovation

The benefits of using design in early stage innovation are well articulated and appreciated by Innovate UK . This latest KTN guide puts it into practice and sets out how businesses can create...

Pitch your sustainable product to our panel

Wates is committed to finding new products and technologies to deliver long term sustainable buildings. To support this aim, we are launching a competition on behalf of our customers to...

Canada and South Africa Join Eurostars

The EUREKA network is pleased to announce that both Canada and South Africa joined the Eurostars-2 programme as partner countries in March 2016. Canadian and South African SMEs will...

New Portal Launched: European Investment Project Portal

  The European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) is a brand new web portal enabling EU based project promoters – public or private – to reach potential investors worldwide. It is part of the...

When should regulations change?

Ofcom has published a consultation on a proposal to revoke directions that granted powers to a number of companies under the Electronic Communications Code. The Code is designed to...

People make Glasgow City Demonstrator workshop presentations

The fourth in the series of City Demonstrator workshops was held in Glasgow on the 13th April.  The presentations are available for viewing or download at ...

Are you an innovative SME seeking new funding opportunities? SME Instrument workshop, 7 April London

Enterprise Europe Network are hosting an  SME Intrument workshop , aimed at innovative SME seeking new funding opportunities, on 7th April in London.   What is the SME...

Circular Economy Thinking in Construction Workshop Report Now Available

Following the workshop “Circular Economy Thinking in Construction” held on the 12 th February, the Green Construction Board have produced a knowledge report of the workshop. Over 90 people...

RICS BIM Conference 7/3/2016 Realising the benefits of BIM in practice.

Mike Moseley's report on the conferance. There was an interesting line-up of speakers for this event chaired by David Philp Head of BIM UK BIM task group. The day started with a panel...

Industry leaders explore supply chain opportunities provided by Energiesprong housing refurbishment market

Delegates at a workshop in Coventry yesterday (Tuesday 23 February) met to look at the nature and scale of the supply chain opportunities offered by Energiesprong, a transformative approach to...

New Work Underway to Provide Healthier, Happier Offices: the Whole Life Performance Plus project (WLP+)

  We spend 90% of our lives in buildings. Little wonder then, that the types of buildings we occupy and the conditions maintained within them, have a significant...

Mayor of London: Smart London Investor Showcase - Applications Open

As part of the Mayor’s Smart London vision, talented entrepreneurs are invited to showcase their innovative solutions which respond to challenge areas, critical to the development of a smarter...

€24m Funding for Smart Urban Projects

ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF) In a partnership of 18 countries, approximately €24m of funding is available from the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe (JPI EU) and...

Flood. Is it a war that needs defences?

Flooding. Is it time for a truce? Each time a town is flooded we see the headlines about the lack of flood defences.  Is it really a war in which water is the enemy and we have to...

Clean air or Warm homes?

Is there a connection between clean air in cities and warm homes in winter? Anyone who lives in a large, densely populated city is aware, as they walk the streets, of the level of air...

€5m for Urban Authorities to Innovate – Call for Proposals

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA)  will fund urban authorities with up to €5m (80% of eligible costs) per urban innovation project testing bold and unproven ideas on the following...
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