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Barcelona Biotech Breakfast: Opportunity for Thames Valley organisations to attend

Barcelona Biotech Breakfast Wednesday, 19th June will see the Department for International Trade (DIT) host its Barcelona Biotech Breakfast at the Parc Cientific de Barcelona, in partnership with Biocat and CataloniaBio & HealthTech. On the topic of ‘Applying Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery and Development’, the...

New Directory to drive foreign investment

The Department for International Trade has launched the UK Investment Support Directory, a new online tool designed to help inward investors set up and expand their operations in the UK. Connecting inward investors with businesses across the country, such as experts in accountancy, commercial property,...

Digital Minister opens Deloitte Tech Foundry in Reading

A new Tech Foundry, which will allow Deloitte employees and clients to work together and share expertise on how digital transformation can accelerate innovation across business, has been officially opened in Reading by Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries. New technologies...

The Thames Valley: A Hub for Israeli Business

A recent publication by Arlington Business Park has revealed that the Thames Valley is truly a centre of market excellence in which Israeli companies thrive. The document, which can be accessed here, shows the significance of Israeli inward investment into the region, especially from firms in...

£4 million funding to strengthen Buckinghamshire’s creative industries

Supporting and developing the county’s significant creative sector, the industry has been given a major boost by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), who have announced £4 million in new funding for three initiatives. Aligned with the four Grand Challenges of the Government’s modern Industrial...

Artificial intelligence talent to be trained at UK universities

As part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy, Business Secretary Greg Clark and Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright have announced a nationwide government-industry package to support skills in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. A total of 200 new AI Masters places, accompanied by work-based placements, will become available at...

Reading forecast to be the fastest-growing city in the country

AERIAL VIEW OVER THE ORACLE, READING According to a recent report by EY, Reading is forecast to be the fastest-growing 'city' in the country, with 2.3% Gross Value Added (GVA) growth per year over the period 2018-2021. Examining the economic outlook across the country's regions and cities for the...

UK businesses protected by Trade Remedies Authority

UK industry will be protected by a new, independent trade remedies system as the country leaves the European Union on the 29 March 2019 and prepares to take control of its own trade agenda for the first time in more than 40 years. The Trade Remedies Authority...