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Compound Semicondutor cluster awarded £25.4 million from Strength in Places fund

The PLG welcomes the award of £25.4 million from the UK Strength in Places fund to the South Wales compound semiconductor cluster, CSconnected. The award will support a major £43.7 million project to strengthen the UK’s advanced semiconductor materials and manufacturing capability. The Strengths in Places Fund supports the UK’s “levelling up” objectives by supporting…

Expanded support for Innovate grant holders

Innovate UK has launched a number of new support packages for existing innovate grant holders. These include additional grants for fully funding the remaining costs of live projects, automatic 3 month extensions and monthly payments. Apply quickly – Continuity grants are available only until 29 MAY 2020. For those businesses with active Innovate projects facing…

Photonics Europe opens as an online digital Forum

Photonics Europe has been rapidly reconfigured as an online digital Forum opening Monday 6 April. Over 700 recorded presentations, 500 manuscripts and 4 plenaries will be available Free to the photonics community. Authors can be questioned and content discussed through the digital forum. Adapting to the current almost global lockdown, moving to a digital format…

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…