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A new, independent report has recently been published by Professor Sir Adrian Smith and Professor Graeme Reid, which sets out the new opportunities for the UK to extend its international collaborations.

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £5 million in innovation projects for the foundation industries. These will be cross-sector, collaborative, fast start, short duration, industrial research and development (R&D) projects.

The Government has recently announced a much needed £1 billion deal to help enhance mobile connectivity in rural areas.

British businesses and the public are set to be better protected from hostile cyber-attacks and online threats like disinformation and cyber-bullying through a new government-backed partnership with industry, Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced on Friday 18 October.

The government has announced new plans to drive jobs, growth, skills and opportunity across the whole of the UK.

The UK Government is committing £220M to the conceptual design of a fusion power station – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP).

A package of measures to support the next generation, promote economic growth, and prepare for a post-Brexit future, were announced by the Chancellor Sajid Javid on Monday 30th September.

Unless the Government steps up efforts to manage the transition to automation, entire regions of the UK face being left behind and British businesses could find themselves being uncompetitive, says the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee in a report published on the 18th September.

Electech is the enabler of all things digital. It is the hardware and embedded software that allows products and processes to communicate, have power, have intelligence and situational awareness, be controlled, be automated and operate safely and even autonomously.

On the same day (4th September 2019) that the UK Government affirmed its commitment to increase research and development (R&D) investment to at least 2.4% of GDP by 2027, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO, the Patent Office) published ‘Promoting Innovation and Growth: The Intellectual Property Office at Work, 2018-2019’.