September, 2020

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Walk-through cancer diagnoses and robotics muscles among groundbreaking projects backed by government

Six projects have received £32 million in government funding to help transform NHS healthcare delivery. Six pioneering health technology research projects aiming to transform NHS healthcare delivery benefiting from £32 million government investment projects include novel AI X-Ray scanner to... (Continue reading)

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Scottish universities awarded £20 million from UK Government

Universities of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow and Heriot-Watt to benefit from £20m UK Government investment to transform the future of the NHS. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University to benefit from £20m UK Government... (Continue reading)

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Tech start-up doubles turnover thanks to government support

Coriolis Technologies retains staff, takes on new business and is on course to double its turnover thanks to UKEF support. UK Export Finance (UKEF) enabled Coriolis Technologies, a UK tech start-up based in London, to double its revenue during coronavirus... (Continue reading)

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Help for childcare providers

Applications are now open for funding to help childcare providers meet the extra costs of complying with public health guidance. The Transitional Support Fund, part of £11.2 million support announced for the childcare sector, will help pay for things like... (Continue reading)

Scotland’s green recovery

Nearly £1.6 billion to directly support up to 5,000 jobs and tackle fuel poverty is at the heart of plans to drive Scotland’s green recovery and end our contribution to climate change. Part of an enhanced Green New Deal, the... (Continue reading)

New Lighthouse Lab to boost NHS Test and Trace capacity

A new Lighthouse Lab near Loughborough will join Britain’s largest network of diagnostic testing facilities in history to increase coronavirus testing capacity. The new lab will be brought into the lab network this month and will be able to process... (Continue reading)

Scottish defence industry wins new radar contract

The work of four hundred Scottish Defence electronics workers has been bolstered by new MOD fast jet fighter radar contracts, the Minister for Defence Procurement Jeremy Quin MP announced. The Leonardo and BAE Systems plants in Edinburgh (300 jobs) and... (Continue reading)

UK diners eat 100 million meals to protect 2 million jobs

Rishi Sunak said the scheme’s popularity had helped protect the livelihoods of the 1.8 million people working in the hospitality sector and drive the nation’s economic recovery from coronavirus. Latest figures show that Eat Out to Help out significantly boosted... (Continue reading)

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£4 million for technology sector

Five technology hubs will be established with £4 million to support the next generation of Scottish start-ups. This initial funding, announced today by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes on a visit to the CodeBase technology incubator in Edinburgh, will invest in... (Continue reading)

£2 million fund for local action on air quality

The government has announced the latest round of funding for local projects to improve air quality across England. Local Authorities can bid for a portion of at least £2 million for a wide range of projects to improve air quality... (Continue reading)

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