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Professor Sir Adrian Smith has been commissioned by the Secretary of State for BEIS and the Minister of State for USCRI to provide independent advice on the design of future UK funding schemes for international collaboration, innovation and curiosity-driven blue-skies research.

MSC R&D were delighted to be the main sponsors of this year’s FD Centre Conference.

The Defence and Security Accelerator’s Gabriella Cox recently confirmed a number of changes to the Open Call for Innovation.

BEIS are seeking views on the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, which will help industry to improve energy efficiency, cut energy bills and shift to lower carbon energy and processes.

Following the success of the Vale4Business awards in 2018, MSC R&D were delighted to be sponsors of this year’s expanded South and Vale Business Awards, joining finalists on Friday 15 March for a glittering business awards ceremony at Williams F1 Conference Centre in Grove

The Chancellor has used his Spring Statement to confirm that the government will publish the result of its consultation into the prevention of abuse of the R&D tax relief scheme for SMEs “in the coming months”.

The winners of the 2019 Women in Innovation awards were announced recently, on International Women’s Day. The awards are part of Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation campaign, which aims to encourage female-led innovation and help women achieve their business ambitions.

Innovate UK and Oxfordshire County Council have up to £250,000 for organisations to help develop a traffic management system that can accommodate both traditional vehicles and new mobility technologies throughout Oxfordshire.

At a recent Research & Development Consultative Committee, the Treasury representatives confirmed that there has been a sharp increase in identified fraudulent claims within the gross domestic expenditure on R&D.

New orders growth remained subdued among small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers in the three months to January, with sentiment worsening notably further, according to the latest quarterly CBI SME Trends Survey.