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Coventry will be home to a new national centre of excellence in developing the latest electric car battery technology, backed by millions of pounds in government investment.

The International Research and Innovation Strategy (BEIS) sets out how the UK will develop its international research and innovation partnerships to address global challenges and help achieve the targets in our modern Industrial Strategy.

Stockpiling of raw materials and finished goods were at record highs among small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers in the three months to April. That’s according to the latest quarterly CBI SME Trends Survey.

Smaller businesses find it “impossible” to win public sector tenders while the number of single-bid contracts rises, report says.

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”.