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19th August 2019

Funding programme to inspire the next generation of age-friendly products is launched

The £98m Healthy Ageing Programme, funded by the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, has launched its first tranche of competitions The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), led by UK Research and Innovation, has launched the Healthy Ageing programme.  It will stimulate new ideas for products, services and business models, to help us live healthier, happier…

19th August 2019

H2020 Calls on Digital Health: Webinar recording and slides now available

On the 7th of August KTN hosted a Briefing Webinar on forthcoming Horizon 2020 Digital Health related calls. The webinar provided background information on various call topics and on support available for both UK and European organisations in how to apply for funding and search for partners. KTN hosted this event on behalf of Innovate…

19th August 2019

Driving Innovation in Medicines Manufacturing – current public sector initiatives to support the sector

Take a look at some upcoming events and initiatives of interest to the Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community. Recent days have seen a number of announcements on UK Government initiatives to support innovation and the industrial strategy. Here we summarise those that are most relevant to the medicines manufacturing sector, and highlight some upcoming activities we…

05th August 2019

Cardiff University secures £1 million EU funding for industrial research centre

Counsel General and Brexit minister Jeremy Miles will today announce EU funding of more than £1 millon to advance research into magnetic and electromagnetic materials in Wales. This investment will support Cardiff University’s Magnetic Materials and Applications (MAGMA) project, enabling the university to expand its research and development programmes in areas including electric vehicles, advanced…

05th August 2019

Award-Winning Entrepreneur Backs Tenovus Cancer Care’s ‘Go Pink’ Campaign

Leading Welsh businesswoman Lisa Marie Brown is calling on people to join her pink tribe and ‘Go Pink’ in support of Tenovus Cancer Care this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The award-winning entrepreneur behind Pinkspiration, a unique enterprise aimed at inspiring young people and women into the construction industry and business, has become an official ambassador…

23rd July 2019

Cancer research project making progress

A £2.6 million investment in a project to improve diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer is going from strength to strength. The Cluster for Epigenomic and Antibody Drug Conjugate Therapeutics (CEAT) based at based at Swansea University’s Medical School received £1.2m by the European Regional Development Fund via the Welsh Government earlier this year. Epigenetics…

22nd July 2019

Swansea University researcher wins £60,000 funding to aid biomaterial research

A researcher at Swansea University working with AgorIP is the third person in the institution’s history to win funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Dr Jonathan Widdowson, 26, who is also the CEO of company ProColl, won the funding of £60,000 that will aid their mission to supply biomaterials to help researchers create innovations…

01st July 2019

Health Secretary announces more than £13 million funding for new ambulances in Wales

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £13.586 million in funding for the replacement of operational ambulances. 111 new vehicles will replace some of the existing Welsh Ambulance Service fleet, including 71 new emergency operations ambulances, 33 non-emergency patient transport vehicles, and 7 specialist emergency vehicles for major incidents. They will be deployed across the whole…

01st July 2019

New performance measure and £10 million investment to transform eye care in Wales

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has set-out how over £10 million of support will transform eye care services in Wales as a new performance measure is published for the first time today. The new measure for eye care waiting times will be published to help cut waiting times and ensure those at highest risk of eye…

25th June 2019

World Leading Medical Expert Helping Guide £1.3 Billion City Deal

A world leading breast cancer expert is helping guide a £1.3 billion programme of investment that’s worth nearly 10,000 well-paid jobs to South West Wales. Simon Holt, a recently retired consultant surgical oncologist at Llanelli’s Prince Philip Hospital, is among the private sector specialists on the Swansea Bay City Deal’s Economic Strategy Board. Also including…