MSC R&D Blog

New figures released by think-tank The Conference Board show that the UK has fallen behind in a key measure of innovation for a third consecutive year.

18 March was the first cut-off date in 2015 for Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. EASME received in total 2,183 new proposals – 1,569 for Phase 1 and 614 for Phase 2.

The European Commission has selected 94 SMEs from 19 countries to each receive a grant of up to €2.5 million (€5 million for health projects) to finance innovation activities and the development of their business plans. The companies will also be entitled to benefit from up to 12 days of […]

A recent report published by the Risk Advisory Group claims that a high proportion (63%) of candidates embellished their CV’s when seeking employment.

Innovate UK has announced the new batch assessment dates for the 2015/16 round of Smart grant funding.

A new report commissioned by government innovation quango Innovate UK has warned that governments should take a back seat and simply create the ‘conditions’ for innovation, allowing the dynamic business community to get on with innovation itself.

The 2015 Bloomberg Innovation Index shows the United Kingdom ranked as the tenth most innovative country, a rise of six places on the 2014 index.

Enquiries for interim management are increasing, finds the latest polling data from the IMA, the body that represents the interim management provider industry and a specialist sector group of the REC.

From Thursday 1 October 2015, the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise by 20 pence from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour, as recommended by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) in March 2015 this year.

Even more young people will be able to ‘get in and go far’ with an apprenticeship, as more than 23,000 new apprenticeships have been pledged by employers as part of National Apprenticeship Week.