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Women in Tech
3rd May 2023
Call for more gender balanced leadership at FTSE Women Leaders Review panel event

At a panel discussion organised by the FTSE Women Leaders Review, the government-sponsored initiative focused on increasing women’s representation on boards and leadership teams, senior leaders from the engineering sector called for further advances in women in leadership in engineering to achieve greater gender balance at the top of the industry.

28th April 2023
Preparations for new product security regime

The countdown has begun for a new regime setting the minimum-security standards for all consumer products with internet connectivity to come into effect in 12 months – making the UK the first country in the world to introduce these protections.

19th April 2023
Best from UK science, engineering and tech to join DSIT

Just two months after the creation of the Department, the first science, engineering and technology experts have accepted placements on the new Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) secondment scheme.

News & Analysis
6th March 2023
Plan to forge a better Britain through science and technology unveiled

The Prime Minister and Technology Secretary have launched the Government’s plan to cement the UK’s place as a Science and Technology Superpower by 2030, alongside a raft of new measures backed by over £370 million to boost investment in innovation, bring the world’s best talent to the UK, and seize the potential of ground-breaking new technologies like AI.

Aerospace & Defence
7th February 2023
Over £110m to unlock zero emission guilt-free flights

Technologies that could enable electric flying taxis and hydrogen powered aircraft to take to the skies will be developed in the UK, thanks to £113 million of investment being announced by the Business and Transport Secretaries today (Tuesday 7 February).

News & Analysis
1st February 2023
UK Government backing helps launch world-first self-driving bus

The world’s first full-sized, self-driving bus service is among the projects being awarded funding from the UK government.

17th January 2023
New plan for smart EV charging could save consumers up to £1,000 a year

Electric vehicle consumers are set to benefit from lower energy bills and cheaper motoring thanks to a landmark plan to unlock the potential of smart electric vehicle charging.

Eco Innovation
8th December 2022
Africa Prize for sustainable engineering solutions

A shortlist of 15 African entrepreneurs and their pioneering technologies aimed at environmental rehabilitation, education, and human health and safety have been selected for the 2023 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Eco Innovation
2nd December 2022
More than £70m to turbocharge the future of clean transport

A world-first heavy tractor powered by farm waste is just one of the game-changing projects benefitting from £73 million in new funding for the development of clean transport technologies announced.

1st December 2022
£12m boost for delivery drones and personalised medicines

£12 million awarded to UK regulators to help drive forward innovation and support businesses bring their products and services to markets quickly.

Aerospace & Defence
24th November 2022
UK secures £1.84bn investment for ESA programmes with new support

Science, Research & Innovation Minister George Freeman, who led the successful negotiations in Paris with the UK Space Agency, has secured record commitments to grow the UK space sector and deliver on National Space Strategy ambitions, an increase on previous investments made in 2019. 

21st October 2022
Record funding uplift for UK battery research and development

The UK’s world-leading manufacturing industries will be boosted thanks to £211 million in new government funding for battery research and innovation, Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg confirmed.

22nd July 2022
UK’s magnet refinery given financial boost as strategy for supply of critical minerals published

A multi-million pound investment in the UK’s first magnet materials refiner was launched, securing hundreds of jobs in East Yorkshire, and a strong foothold for Britain in the international market.

21st July 2022
Flying taxis and vaccine carrying drones: £12m funding to drive innovation across the UK

A £12m fund to support regulators innovate and establish the UK as a world-leader in the technologies of the future - from flying cars to vaccine carrying drones – has opened for applications today (Thursday 21 July 2022).  

Aerospace & Defence
20th July 2022
Government boosts space tech funding to cut carbon emissions & improve energy security

Funding for pioneering new space technologies will help to cut carbon emissions, improve energy security and enhance the UK’s reputation as a science superpower, the Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has announced.

Aerospace & Defence
18th July 2022
Aerospace innovation to propel UK to growth & greener skies backed by £273m

Solar powered aircraft, efficient wings and medical treatment carrying drones are just some of the technologies backed by £273m to advance low-carbon aerospace innovation, economic growth and jobs, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng will announce at the Farnborough International Airshow.

4th July 2022
UK’s first Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre to help build a more resilient economy

The UK’s first-ever centre to collect and analyse information on the supply of critical minerals, which are vital to the UK’s economic success and national security, has officially launched, announches Industry Minister Lee Rowley.

17th June 2022
Electric motorbikes and off-road trucks unlock growth and jobs across the UK

Electric motorcycles and an all-terrain, 4x4 electric delivery truck are among the projects benefiting from government and industry funding to help develop the latest green automotive technology.

Alternative Energy
23rd May 2022
Self-driving buses, shuttles and delivery vans could hit UK roads

A £40m competition to kick-start commercial self-driving services, such as delivery vehicles and passenger shuttles, has been launched by Lord Grimstone, Minister for Investment. The funding could create tens of thousands of skilled jobs across the UK over the next decade.

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