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Thames Valley tech companies come together to deliver STEM initiative

Local tech companies and institutes including Softcat, Gamma, Westcoast and the Rosalind Franklin Institute have collaborated with the Education Business Partnership (EBP) to create a new initiative called Hi-Tech Horizons. The programme aims to reach and directly engage with 50,000 secondary and college students over...

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...

Funding available for groundbreaking aerospace technologies

Thames Valley SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to develop innovative technologies that could win new business in the aerospace sector. The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) has £10 million to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) developing innovative technologies for the UK aerospace...

Oxford ranked world’s best university for fourth year running

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings have been unveiled for 2020, with data collected and considered from 1,400 institutions worldwide. The rankings are described as the only international league table to assess universities for all their activities including, teaching, research, citations, international outlook and...

UK-China trade relations championed by Investment Minister visit

International Trade Minister, Graham Stuart MP, has recently travelled to Beijing to encourage the already booming trade relationship between the UK and China in a bid to future-proof the country post-Brexit. Meeting with key representatives from the Chinese government based in the Ministry of Commerce...

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...