June, 2018


Extra £30m to reduce NHS waiting times in Wales

Government Opportunities

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has announced £30m extra funding for health boards to further reduce waiting lists across Wales. Over the last two years, £100 million of additional funding has been provided to NHS Wales to reduce referral to treatment,... (Continue reading)

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British Army set to redefine warfare with joint Autonomous Warrior

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The British Army has launched the game-changing Autonomous Warrior (Land) experiment at the RUSI Land Warfare conference. Autonomous Warrior, the 2018 Army Warfighting Experiment, will push the boundaries of technology and military capability in the land environment. And one of... (Continue reading)

£5million to attract over 100 industry experts into teaching


A £5million scheme calling on experts from across a range of technical sectors to work in further education has been launched today by Skills Minister Anne Milton. The Taking Teaching Further programme will pay for up to 150 professionals from... (Continue reading)

London to have Europe’s largest double-decker electric bus fleet


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced today, Wed June 20 2018, the creation of the largest double-decker electric bus fleet in Europe today, as he brought together city leaders from across England and Wales for a national air quality... (Continue reading)

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Tender for new £5bn railway track alliances launched

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Network Rail is inviting suppliers to bid for the next generation of track work contracts, the largest of its kind being undertaken for the upcoming funding period. Signalling the start of the tender process, which is valued at up to... (Continue reading)

Life sciences sector focus for UK-US event

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International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, last night (Tuesday 19 June) set out his vision for increased trade between the UK and the US in the fast-growing life sciences sector in front of an audience of large scale investors.... (Continue reading)

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New chair appointed to improve patient access to innovation in the NHS


Lord Ara Darzi has been appointed as chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative, a joint government–industry group to speed up patient access to ground-breaking technologies and treatments. The Accelerated Access Collaborative brings together leaders from the NHS, industry and government... (Continue reading)

Increasing capacity for genomic analysis: apply for funding

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Businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to support investment in equipment that increases the UK’s capacity to carry out genomic analysis. Innovate UK has up to £5 million to support capital investment in equipment that... (Continue reading)

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Funding for offshore wind


Up to £2 million of funding to encourage innovation in the offshore wind sector and reduce development costs has been announced by the Scottish Government. The funding is targeted at supporting innovation across the sector to reduce long-term costs, improving... (Continue reading)

More affordable homes


One thousand new homes will be delivered across Scotland through the latest affordable housing investment fund. A loan of £47.5 million, which is one of the largest long-term loans provided to an affordable housing fund by the Scottish Government, will... (Continue reading)

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