People, skills and training news
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced Professor Sir Gordon Duff as the Government’s preferred candidate to be the next Chair of BBSRC. Sir Gordon was previously Chair of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and is currently Principal of St Hilda’s College, Oxford.
RCUK and PraxisUnico are delighted to announce their collaboration on the Impact Awards 2015, celebrating the outstanding work of Knowledge Exchange, Technology Transfer and Commercialisation Teams (KEC) across the UK, which opens for entries today. The Impact Awards highlight best practice and innovative approaches to KEC in UK research organisations and beyond, showcasing the vital contribution made by KEC professionals in developing excellent research into tangible, real-life benefits to society and business.
Imperial College London is to invest in a new facility at the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge to support spin-out and scale-up companies, and maximise the impact of research from universities. The move expands Imperial’s capacity to support fast-growing science- and technology-based companies alongside its existing London facilities, including the college’s new research and innovation district, Imperial West in White City.