ingenious new Innovation that promises to take the strain out of housework

Housework will never disappear, alas. But a global technology revolution is set to make our homes simpler to operate – and also more hygienic.

 

Change was already under way before the pandemic, but lockdowns and working from home have accelerated the pace.

 

Now a whole range of companies are betting that more people will invest in devices that take the strain out of cleaning, combat infection, provide a restaurant-type experience, or lift the mood through lighting or other means.… See more...

UK’s £13m aid for ‘Research and Innovation’ in China will finally end THIS YEAR

UK’s £13m aid for ‘research and innovation’ in China will end THIS YEAR… but Britons will keep funding ‘technical assistance’ for world’s second-biggest economy to tackle climate change

 


 

  • Business Department has announced that bilateral ODA to China to end this year
  • Kwasi Kwarteng said aid spending will focus on areas to make ‘bigger difference’
  • Government announced a shift in approach to take more control of spending 

 


 

The UK’s £13million aid for ‘research and innovation’ in China will end this year, it was announced today.… See more...

Top 10 innovations that changed the world

Top 10 innovations that changed the world !

Humans have dreamed up and created some amazing — and sometimes unorthodox —  inventions. From the moment someone bashed a rock on the ground to make the first sharp-edged tool, to the debut of the wheel to the development of Mars rovers and the Internet, several key advancements stand out as particularly revolutionary. Here are our Top 10 innovations that changed the world for the most important inventions of all time, along with the science behind the invention and how they came about.… See more...

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Are there any implications to claiming R&D tax credits if you secure the Innovate UK Loan?

Capti Innovation has supported multiple companies with their applications for Innovate UK’s Innovation Loans.

 

Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of knowledge from advising these corporations on all aspects of securing the loan.

 

The Innovation Loan has huge benefits and Innovate UK is set to proceed releasing a number of these competitions, but, are there any implications to claiming R&D tax credits if you secure the Innovate UK Loan?

 

Consider your tax position

 

Firstly, it is absolutely important to ensure that your tax position is regarded and planned before the Innovation Loan is applied for; otherwise, the tax credit position could be adversely affected by a role that is already ‘fixed’ by the time the claim is made.… See more...

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How to win funding Innovate UK grant application

The question that everyone seeking grant funding desires the answer to is, how does Innovate UK choose winning grant applications? In this blog, we’ll be covering just that, as well as imparting the top tips to keep in thought when developing a grant application.

 

 

Innovate UK is the best regarded national funding agency investing in science and research in the UK. In 2018, Innovate UK merged with the UK’s Research Councils to turn out to be part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).… See more...

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European Innovation Agencies Make Plans to Strengthen Innovation

The European Innovation Council (EIC) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) have signed a letter of intent to coordinate efforts and strengthen Europe’s innovation services, pledging to build a “more integrated and inclusive EU innovation ecosystem for the benefit of EU innovators.”

 

Potential areas of cooperation are currently being tested in three €1 million pilot projects. The innovation agencies will finalise their collaboration in Spring 2021, before rolling it out in 2022.

 

Context

 

The EIC and EIT are complementary organisations, working towards the shared goal of translating Europe’s research strengths into jobs and growth.… See more...

racism at work uk

Racism at work, not acceptabe… EVER

Every now and again, a complex area of law is thrust into the limelight by the circumstances of a particularly high-profile case.

 

A recent example of this being the matter of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, whose mishandling of Azeem Rafiq’s historical allegations of racism at work UK became the subject of a major investigation by the digital, culture, media, and sport select committee.

 

Having dismissed the claims as “friendly and good-natured banter” that didn’t merit disciplinary action, the club found itself engaged in a very public legal, financial and reputational tug-of-war – serving as a stern warning, not just to those in the world of sport, but to employers throughout all other industries too.

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Tackling supply chain challenges with AI

COVID-19 sent a clear message to companies: supply chain issue in UK is a real and constant threat. Chip shortages made carmakers pause assembly lines. Scarce ingredients slowed production of sanitizers. And rising demand for key drugs and vaccines put pharma businesses under real pressure.

 

The good news: artificial intelligence can help. We’ve applied two novel AI methods to address supply chain disruptions like these.

 

AI in the mix

 

First, we’ve used what are called counterfactual explanations to help clients quickly update existing products.… See more...

Disruption; powered by innovation

The age of disruption. New frontiers of industrial revolution powered by research, science and innovation.

The next generation of technologies of the fourth industrial revolution have the potential to transform virtually every industry and create economic value that is going to be significant.

They are:

  • blurring the lines
  • changing how we interact with the information
  • revolutionising the way we live and work
  • influencing the future of our world.

They are changing how we are engaging and behaving, both as individuals and as a community.

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Increase in funding for game-changing green innovation and woman-led companies…

Increase in grant funding for game-changing green innovation business and woman-led companies…

 

A significant increase to the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot budget is expected to be adopted by the European Commission in March 2020, to support game-changing, market-creating innovation and deep-tech SMEs to scale-up, paving the ground for the launch of a ‘fully-fledged’ programme in Horizon Europe (2021 – 2027).

 

A one-off EIC Accelerator call for ‘green deal’ start-ups and SMEs is expected, whereby all applicants submitting for the 19th May 2020 cut-off will need to demonstrate how their innovation contributes to the goals of The European Green Deal.… See more...