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Government champions innovation in bid to build well-designed homes

Ministers call on industry to embrace the latest innovations to make sure we are building the good quality homes that our country needs. Ministers will today (25 April 2018) call on industry to embrace the latest innovations to make sure we are building the good quality homes that our country needs. As part of the government’s…

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Invitation for investors to invest in rail infrastructure

Investors are invited to propose schemes that could enhance and expand the rail network. The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP launches invitation for investors to invest in rail infrastructure to bring forward proposals for the new southern rail link to Heathrow. In addition they are being invited to propose schemes around the country that could enhance…

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Government appoints new board members to the UK Atomic Energy Authority

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has today (23 April 2018) announced new appointments to the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA). The UKAEA leads the commercial development of fusion power and related technology and position the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy. Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the sun, can…

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SBRI: protecting nuclear decommissioning operators

Sellafield Ltd will invest up to £850,000 excluding VAT in innovative projects that will better equip and support nuclear decommissioning operators working in hazardous environments. The aim of this competition is to enable operators to carry out tasks safer, quicker and cheaper while being more comfortable in their working environment. This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)…

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Innovation and tech can usher in new future for construction, says AECOM chief

It’s no secret that the delivery of critical infrastructure assets is crucial to a country’s economic growth and the wellbeing of communities. Yet around the world, infrastructure issues such as highway congestion and unreliable rail networks continue to persist. The 500 industry professionals surveyed in AECOM’s recently published Future of Infrastructure report say they have…

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Innovators secure investment at i3P Spark Awards

I3P (Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform- an online collaboration platform), has launched the i3P Spark Awards, which provides an opportunity for businesses to win financial investment to support their innovative ideas and projects. Billed as the biggest innovation opportunity of the year? i3P Spark Awards is the industry-wide live investment event hoped to be an annual…

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Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund events

  The UKRI and KTN will be hosting a series of Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund events which will present the new funding programmes within the Clean Growth Grand Challenge areas of Agrifood, Energy and Construction and how you can get involved. The ‘Clean Growth’ Grand Challenge will maximise the advantages for UK industry from the global…

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Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission want to provide EV charging infrastructure and wireless charging for electric vehicles.

      Discuss funding support for innovation in urban systems & designs to provide EV charging infrastructure for on-street parking & wireless EV charging. KTN will be facilitating 3 scoping workshops, on 30th April (Manchester), 1st May (Bristol) and 3rd May (London), to identify how support could be best directed in terms of scope, exploring such questions as:…

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