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This year is seeing an increase in salaries and more organisations increasing their recruitment. However, recruiters need to overcome the challenges that come with the growth of the economy and the rise in candidate numbers.

The European Commission has announced that its ICT 2015 conference and exhibition will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 20-22 October 2015.

Innovate UK has released a comprehensive list of all the technology grants awarded between 2004 and April 2015.

The main UK political parties have now set out their policies for support to the UK technology sector.

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 business coaching.

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.