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WISE Awards: Celebrating individuals and organisations that are leading the way for women in STEM

WISE is a campaign to inspire girls and women to study, work and build careers in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM).  The 2015 WISE Awards are now open for...

Survey on UK Proof of Concept Support

Innovate UK is undertaking a review of Proof of Concept funding for businesses and academia in the UK. To support this work Innovate UK first needs to establish a baseline for how different...

Welsh innovators set to showcase pioneering work

Businesses and organisations in Wales which develop ground-breaking products, services and processes are being urged to open their doors this summer to show off their ideas and expertise. ...

Outcomes and material from the Building Performance Evaluation event in the South West

On Wednesday 15 April 2015 some of the findings from the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Programme were presented and discussed with professionals, clients, experts and researchers of the...

15 simple carbon reducing tips

Written by Peter Tse, Senior Design Consultant, Sustainable Construction Group, BSRIA.   Non-domestic buildings in the UK are responsible for about a fifth of the country’s...

Innovation - the key differentiator

Written by David Churcher, Principal Research Consultant, BSRIA Sustainable Construction Group   Innovation is the translation of an idea or invention into a product or service...

H2020 Energy Efficiency Calls (due date 4 June 2015): New Opportunities and Outcomes from the March Event

  In the field of Energy and Built Environment, the Horizon 2020 Energy Challenge is designed to support the transition to a secure, clean and efficient energy system for Europe and...

EXPO 2015 in MILAN opens: Opportunities for UK organisations

The Expo is the biggest event in the field of innovation and technologies and it takes place every 5 years in one of the most important cities in the world. It is considered the “Olympic...

Innovating the primary school classroom

  Innovating the primary school classroom, by Peter Barrett, University of Salford   Until now, it may seem bizarre but, the holistic impact of classroom...

The importance of an interdisciplinary approach to improve the performance of buildings

A new blog is now live on the Knowledge Transfer Network website . It summarises a series of activities carried out by the Built Environment team of the KTN in order to  engage the...

Cutting-edge smart city technologies to be piloted at Canary Wharf

Polysolar and Voyage Control have been selected as the first two winners in Canary Wharf Group’s (CWG) Smart Cities accelerator, the Cognicity Challenge. The innovators were competing in a...

Building Performance Evaluation at Ecobuild

Projects from the Innovate UK Building Performance Evaluation programme presented at Ecobuild in early March. Speakers shared experiences on biomass community heating and the challenges with...

Save the Date for Innovate UK 2015 – 9th & 10th November

The global spotlight on UK innovation is back and will take place at Old Billingsgate, London on 9 th and 10 th November. Supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and hosted by...

Continuous Improvement - Learning from the Latest Building Performance

XCO2 Energy, in collaboration with Innovate UK, are hosting an evening event as part of Green Sky Thinking Week .  Eight projects from Innovate UK's Building Performance...

Soft Landings takes off in international markets

With BSRIA led Soft Landings becoming a widely recognised process in the UK, the concept is attracting interest in international markets, with two of BSRIA’s Senior Consultants being invited to...

Model Format for Building Services Specifications launched

In this age of BIM and information management, it is easy to forget that a key part of the information  used during construction projects is the specification. It is the mechanism for the...

RIBA Design Quality and Performance: Initial report on call for evidence

  The RIBA has released an  initial report on its call for evidence on Design Quality and Performance .  The call was released in December 2014 and resulted in over 350...

Competition announcement: The management and use of Biofilms

Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are to invest up to £2.5m in Feasibility Studies to support the management and use of biofilms.  This...

Resource 2015 - Outcomes of 3 days of activities by KTN and Innovate UK

  KTN and Innovate UK had a busy week at Resource & Ecobuild 2015.   Resource event boasts innovation, learning, solutions and collaboration for businesses looking to...
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