Industry News

STFC: The Science and Technology Facilities Council is offering £1.5m to fund a range of projects from short feasibility studies to large developmental projects that will use STFC funded research to solve key challenges in the Energy sector.  

The Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP) has previously supported projects tackling global challenges in Healthcare, Security and Environment sectors.
Funding is available to STFC supported groups, however the call will fund academic partners from other academic disciplines.  Industry engagement with the projects is welcome. An Information & Networking day will be held in July 2013.  

The application process will comprise two stages, with a call deadline in September 2013 for Outlines.  Further information about this event and the timelines for the call will be released in May.
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ScotGov: US tidal power company ResHydro has announced plans to establish operations in Scotland with the support of a £100,000 SMART: SCOTLAND award from Scottish Enterprise. ResHydro are the first American renewable energy inward investment in Scotland and will work in partnership with the University of Strathclyde.

A clean technology firm, ResHydro uses cutting-edge industrial science to harness the power of water currents to produce electricity. Establishing a base in Scotland will allow the company to develop its hydrokinetic energy generation device that requires further research and development to take it closer to commercialisation.
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OSOrdnance Survey has unveiled the first big update of its popular OS MapFinder app, adding several new features & enhancements.   The latest version includes new advanced sharing options, greater social media integration and the ability to sync routes between iOS devices.  Other usability enhancements include map grid optimisation and improved direction pointer features.
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