Thirty city and borough councils from across the UK are to carry out government-funded studies in a bid to win a £24 million ‘future city’ prize.
Kier Construction is set to start work in Rochdale on Europe’s first building to be powered with integrated hydropower generation.
The Technology Strategy Board is publishing information which will allow businesses to see how up to £250m of new Government investment in around 60 competitions will lead to innovation projects and programmes designed to stimulate business growth.
UK scientists will measure the effect on the marine environment and wildlife of tidal and wave energy devices using sonar technology that has, for the first time, been successfully deployed on the seabed.
The UK is falling further behind in the race to capitalise on growing global demand for innovative water technologies, while countries like Israel, Singapore and Australia are increasingly well positioned to succeed in a market estimated by the Technology Strategy Board to reach $770 billion by 2016.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced a new competition, to be run by the Technology Strategy Board, which will tap into the business opportunities created by a future 'perfect storm' of environmental challenges.
The Technology Strategy Board has just announced details of ten small to medium sized companies in the UK which are set to deliver innovative feasibility projects designed to help businesses safeguard future water supply, both in this country and abroad.
The James Hutton Institute in Dundee, in partnership with Scotland Europa and the Environmental Clean Technologies Partnership, is hosting a seminar next Thursday looking at EU funding opportunities in the field of water and eco-innovation.
Twelve UK companies will be exhibiting at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2012, which runs from 2nd to 5th July, accompanied by British Water, the trade association for the UK water and wastewater supply chain.
Cities across the UK are today being invited by the Government to compete for £24 million to demonstrate how they could integrate their transport, communications and other city infrastructure to improve the local economy, increase quality of life and reduce impact on the environment.