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Environment, Energy & Infrastructure

Tokamak Energy awarded £10m government funding from BEIS

Oxfordshire-based, Tokamak Energy, the business accelerating the development of commercial fusion power, has been awarded £10m from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), as part of the UK Government’s Advanced Modular Reactor project. The award follows an extensive due diligence process where Tokamak...

Buckinghamshire LEP launches new website

Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Bucks LEP) has launched its new website, which aims to provide latest information on key developments across Buckinghamshire’s Enterprise Zones. Since 2016 the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone has provided an enormous boost to help Buckinghamshire grow its existing businesses and attract and...

Work starts on largest industrial development in Didcot for 20 years

Didcot Quarter, the largest industrial development in South Oxfordshire for over 20 years, has begun construction which speculatively will provide a total of 310,000 sqft of distribution and logistics space. The construction of the first industrial unit, known at DQ 190 which will cover 190,000 sqft...

Oxford-based, self-driving specialist moves into Culham’s bespoke workspace

Oxbotica, Europe’s leading self-driving vehicle software company is the first business to move into Culham Science Centre’s connected and autonomous vehicle building (CAV) as it looks to scale-up the release of its software for use across multiple industries. The software company have signed a 10-year lease...

Harwell Campus launches technical living lab to tackle the climate crisis

Harwell Campus, a major UK science and technology hub based in Oxfordshire, is calling for UK energy innovators to come together to help fight global climate change using next-generation energy solutions. It has opened the invitation to all organisations who have an interest in creating global-impact...

£35 million grant funding available for businesses in rural areas

Rural businesses across the UK are set to benefit from a guaranteed £35 million in government funding in order to create new jobs, boost tourism and unlock growth in rural areas. This figure could be increased to £50 million if there are enough high-quality applications. The...

UK taking a big ‘STEP’ to fusion electricity at Culham

The UK Government is committing £220 million for the conceptual design of a fusion power station, the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP), which will move the UK towards zero carbon, safe and abundant commercial fusion electricity. The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

Prime Minster hails ‘world-leading’ fusion research at Culham

Prime Minister Boris Johnson chose the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) at Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire to make his first science announcement, unveiling plans to  develop a new fast-track visa route for the brightest and best scientists to continue to move to the UK after...