April, 2021

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Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence Phase 2 Competition

Up to £3.6 million available to develop innovations to permit the coexistence of future offshore windfarms alongside UK air defence surveillance systems. The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for innovations to permit the coexistence of future offshore windfarms... (Continue reading)

£7 million Global Screen Fund launched

More British film and screen content will reach an international stage thanks to a £7 million UK Global Screen Fund launched today (23 April 2021) by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. Developed in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI), the... (Continue reading)

PM warns world leaders not to ‘throw away chance to preserve our planet’

The world has to turn the tide on climate change this decade or risk being remembered as the generation that failed to protect our planet, the Prime Minister will tell the Climate Leaders Summit. He will address the opening session... (Continue reading)

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Australian healthtech firm chooses UK to scale up and grow

Australian healthtech firm, KISA Pty Ltd, has chosen to set up its global headquarters in the UK and launch its line of accessible mobile phone products with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT). The KISA phone – already... (Continue reading)

Government launches COVID-19 Antivirals Taskforce to roll out innovative home treatments this autumn

A new Antivirals Taskforce has been launched by the government to identify treatments for UK patients who have been exposed to COVID-19 to stop the infection spreading and speed up recovery time. The taskforce will search for the most promising... (Continue reading)

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New global partnership launched to fight future pandemics

The Government yesterday (Tuesday 20 April) launched a new Pandemic Preparedness Partnership (PPP) to save lives from future diseases and prevent another global pandemic. The PPP will advise the UK G7 Presidency on how to meet the Prime Minister’s ambition... (Continue reading)

£3 million nuclear robotics contract is first tranche in LongOps UK-Japan deal

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (“UKAEA”) has awarded Veolia Nuclear Solutions (UK) and Wälischmiller Engineering GmbH separate contracts totalling £3 million to supply robotic manipulator arms to its RACE research facility. The £3m contract stems from the £12M UK-Japanese robotics... (Continue reading)

Exporting boost to UK FinTech sector to help build back better

Promoting the UK as a global hub for FinTech and digital service, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced a series of measures that will help boost our presence in overseas markets. Marking this year’s UK FinTech Week, new... (Continue reading)

Finance sector can seize opportunity to support female entrepreneurs

A joint government and investor initiative helped keep finance flowing to female-led businesses and supported jobs throughout the pandemic, according to a new report. New data suggests that the 100 signatories of the Investing in Women Code are more likely... (Continue reading)

Consultation launched to create new flexible apprenticeships

Sectors including the creative, agriculture and construction industries will soon be able to offer more flexible apprenticeship opportunities. A consultation has launched today (Tuesday 20 April), seeking views on how new flexi-job apprenticeship schemes could be run. Apprenticeships are at... (Continue reading)

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