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Urgent DASA challange on rapid sanitising of ambulances

The Defence and Security Accelerator has just launched a challange around the rapid sanitising of ambulances that have carried suspected COVID-19 patients. The challenge is aiming to test and demonstrate new technologies capable of cleaning the inside of ambulances in under 45 minutes (the current benchmark). DASA have £500k to fund multiple projects, but timelines are naturally…

COVID-19: support for businesses

If you are not recieving the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin from BEIS full details of the latest support for business, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are available on-line and being updated daily

Distribution of UK photonics productivity

Productivity accross UK Photonics

The UK photonics industry has an average productivity, measured in gross value added to the economy per photonics employee of £76,400. As published in 2019, this is 14% higher than the average productivity in UK manufacturing. But how do different firms compare? The latest analysis of data by the PLG shows the distribution of productivity…

Government call for Ventilator manufacturing support

The government looking for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of the response to COVID-19. They are looking for businesses with the following skills: design/specification rapid prototyping contract/product assembly certification/regulation/testing etc Laser based materials processing, cutting, welding and marking and additive manufacturing may be…

Do you have a project/work experience for a physics or maths undergraduate or PhD student

SEPnet (South East Physics Network) is calling for ideas and propsoals from companies for Summer placements in 2020. SEPnet organises an annual summer placement scheme for physics and maths students at Hertfordshire, Kent, Portsmouth, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Southampton, Surrey, Sussex and Open University universities. For summer 2020, SEPnet is seeking 8-week plus projects in…