Innovate UK focuses on thematic areas which are most likely to generate UK economic growth and which address global challenges and opportunities – and on competencies and technologies which enable innovation in these areas. In making investments they apply 4 key criteria:
- is there a large (global) market opportunity
- Does the UK have the capability to develop and exploit the technology?
- Is the idea “ready” – is the timing right?
- Can Innovate UK make a difference?
The search for the abnormal: Cancer, Obesity and Lung Disease and how to prevent them
Professor Peymané Adab MD, MPH, MBChB, FFPH, FHKCCM
Professor of Chronic Disease, Epidemiology and Public Health
School of Health & Population Sciences
Wednesday, 4th February 2015 at 4:30pm
Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building Continue reading
This year’s PERCAT Research Gala was held on Thursday 2 October 2014 in The Great Hall, Aston Webb Building. The event was a collaboration between the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences and the University of Nottingham.
We received over 50 abstracts from which our team of Postdoc reps shortlisted 10 oral presentations over the three institutions. Professor Laura Piddock gave a fascinating key note talk on Antibiotic Resistance: What does it mean to you and why should I care? Following on from Laura’s inspiring talk, Continue reading
Following the highly successful Genomics Medicine Research Workshop held on 11th November, a further training and education workshop designed to provide an overview of the 100K Genome Project, and the approach being adopted, will take place on 4th December 2014. Continue reading
The Royal Society’s Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme is now open for applications (closing date 12 Jan 2015).
This scheme provides funding for outstanding, early-career scientists in the UK who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. To find out more information including case studies about current holders, visit: https://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/dorothy-hodgkin/.
The new Research Funding Calendars are available on the Research and Knowledge Transfer page here. We have added International and Translational opportunities to the set of calendars.
The new calendars are in Microsoft Excel so that you can filter by funder or deadline, and each scheme has a comment box with more information, which is visible when you hover the mouse over the scheme name.
Please let us know what you think!
The Wellcome Trust has published a press release about its revised funding approach which is available here, and a Q&A to accompany the news here.
Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) have launched a competition for investment of up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas.
These four technology areas are: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communications. Continue reading
Do you have an idea to solve a critical problem healthcare? It could be a…
- Medical device
- Clinical tool
- Software application
- Research tool
- Essentially any innovation that can have an impact on human health!
Why journalists and policy makers need academics
College of Life and Environmental Sciences event
Date: Tuesday 11th November 2014, 12:15-13:30
Venue: B04 Mechanical Engineering Building, University of Birmingham
Join this lunchtime session to find out how you and your research can reach the media and policy makers