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CyberASAP Programme Year 8 kicks off with a record number of applications
CyberASAP Programme Year 8 kicks off with a record number of applications

The 8th year of CyberASAP has kicked off with over 60 applications – a record-breaking number so far.

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ME, chronic fatigue syndrome and long Covid project receives Innovate UK funding
ME, chronic fatigue syndrome and long Covid project receives Innovate UK funding

PrecisionLife has received an Advancing Precision Medicine grant from Innovate UK to investigate the causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and long Covid.

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Upcoming Horizon Europe AgriFood funding opportunities
Upcoming Horizon Europe AgriFood funding opportunities

Explore the collaborative Horizon Europe AgriFood competitions that can support your innovative projects.

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Empowering innovation, diversity and shaping the future of UK manufacturing
Empowering innovation, diversity and shaping the future of UK manufacturing

A recap of Made Smarter Innovation Network’s impactful journey.

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New opportunities available to solve AgriFood challenges
New opportunities available to solve AgriFood challenges

We round up the latest opportunities to help AgriFood challenge holders connect with solution providers.

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Innovation Champions: Global Alliance Africa announces winners of the Sebenzisa Tembisa Waste Challenge!
Innovation Champions: Global Alliance Africa announces winners of the Sebenzisa Tembisa Waste Challenge!

Tembisa, South Africa, is catalysing innovation in working towards a future without waste. Four new pilot projects will soon be launched in the township, helping to create sustainable, circular economies for waste management in one of the country’s largest urban areas. This follows the successful close of the Sebenzisa Tembisa Challenge, an initiative of Innovate UK’s Global Alliance Africa project, that aims to bridge the gap between research, innovation and real-world impact.

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UKRI invest £8m into the Workforce Foresighting Hub
UKRI invest £8m into the Workforce Foresighting Hub

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, has announced an £8 million investment into the Workforce Foresighting Hub programme.

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UK-Kenya Health Global Innovation Network launches to address cancer challenges
UK-Kenya Health Global Innovation Network launches to address cancer challenges

In a groundbreaking convergence of minds, the UK-Kenya Health Global Innovation Network was officially launched on 13 March 2024 in Nairobi.

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Research finds public perception towards battery and hydrogen powered flight is positive
Research finds public perception towards battery and hydrogen powered flight is positive

Innovate UK Business Connect has published findings from a survey it commissioned for the Jet Zero Council, of which it’s a member and delivery partner, to test public sentiment around new propulsion systems.

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Talent & Skills Connect

Innovate UK Talent & Skills Connect is your one-stop destination for accessing Products and Services designed to support the Talent & Skills pipeline for innovative businesses.

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News

New opportunities available to solve AgriFood challenges

We round up the latest opportunities to help AgriFood challenge holders connect with solution providers.

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Opportunities

Women in Innovation Awards 2024/25

Women within UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £4m; each winner gets a £75k grant and bespoke business support.

Opens: 13/05/2024 Closes: 10/07/2024
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Events

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2024

Horizon Europe Roadshow: Information, Networking and Collaboration for Success - Scotland

09.30 - 16.00 | Glasgow

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Net Zero

Net Zero

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Place

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Global

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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