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Game-changing UK forensic science centre of excellence officially opened

A new forensic science ‘centre of excellence’ has been officially opened at Cranfield University. The facilities at Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) are among some of the very best in the world and investment has been targeted in the fields of crime scene investigation, digital forensic investigation and forensic materials analysis, amongst others.

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Cranfield University spin-out secures £1m for corrosion detection technology

A business that has found a way to detect corrosion and prevent leaks in assets such as pipelines through a network of remote sensors has secured a £1m funding round. 

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Businesses ready to scale-up offered support for new Cranfield programme

Businesses who are ready to scale-up are being offered support to attend a new programme launched by Cranfield University. The new programme 'Growth through green: ready to scale’ is aimed at entrepreneurs, micro/SME or freelancers who want to take their business forward and 

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Last few Research and Development grant opportunities

There are only a handful of grants left for SMEs to benefit from support with the design, prototyping and testing of a new product, service or process or technical validation of a technology. 

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Airbus sponsors new advanced space research group at Cranfield University

Airbus in the UK has put its backing behind a new space research group at Cranfield University covering Advanced Space Mission Concepts (ASMiC).

Looking at concepts and technologies likely to become feasible in 5-10 years,

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NEW AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN AT CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY SPONSORED BY IAWA

• Cranfield offers new aviation scholarship for women, funded by the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA)
• Cranfield is the first UK university to have been granted the $5,000 scholarship
• IAWA recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary 

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Campaign launched for a new flying classroom and laboratory


Cranfield University has launched a fundraising campaign to replace its ageing Jetstream 31, part of the National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC), with a new Saab 340B aircraft.
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SME businesses encouraged to take advantage of final stages of grant scheme

Businesses across the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership region are being encouraged to take advantage of the final stages of a grant programme run by Cranfield University, in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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Aviation industry’s digital future gets underway

Cranfield University marked the official start of construction of the new £67m Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) to be built at the Cranfield campus, with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday 15 March.

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Barclays Chairman opens new aviation technology hub at Cranfield University

The Chairman of Barclays, John Mcfarlane, has officially opened the new aviation technology hub at Cranfield University.

The hub is a partnership between Cranfield University and Barclays, establishing the first Eagle Labdedicated to aviation technology,

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Former F1 World Champion inspires Cranfield Motorsport MSc students

Damon Hill OBE, former Formula 1 world champion, recently visited students at Cranfield University studying towards their Advanced Motorsport Engineering MSc and Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics MSc courses.
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New bursary will open up world-class management education to the third sector

A new bursary will open doors for employees working within charities and not-for-profit organisations to allow them to gain a world-class management education qualification.
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Barclays & Cranfield University back entrepreneurs with aviation tech hub

Innovation centre for ‘AvTech’ to open in December, with advice and mentoring for SMEs to accelerate their business and access to world-class experts and facilities
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Metro Bank & Cranfield launch banking master’s-level apprenticeship

Cranfield School of Management has partnered with Metro Bank to launch an MSc in Retail and Digital Banking.

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Cranfield to support Defence Enterprise Export Programme (DEEP)

Cranfield University has been chosen by the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) to be the education provider for the Defence Enterprise Export Programme (DEEP) launched yesterday at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Cranfield climbs high in MBA entrepreneurship rankings

Cranfield School of Management’s MBA has been named as one of the top 20 programmes in the world for entrepreneurship by the Financial Times.

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Cranfield University and Monarch Aircraft Engineering collaboration update

A visit from the senior management team of Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited to Cranfield University showcased the growing collaboration between the two organisations.

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The search is on for new innovation in agritech

Cranfield University and Johnson Matthey have launched a nationwide five-week search for agritech innovation, looking for companies and individuals wanting to take their high-impact innovative technology to the next level.

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Cranfield students to take part in global finance challenge

Students from Cranfield School of Management are preparing to compete against their peers from around the world in a global financial management contest.

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Apprentices from non-levy paying employers can now choose Cranfield

Cranfield University has been chosen by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to receive Government funding to deliver postgraduate apprenticeships for non-levy paying employers. Non-levy paying employers are businesses with an annual pay bill of under £3 million.

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Local businesses invited to grow with support from University

Small and medium-sized businesses across the SEMLEP (South-East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership) area are being invited to a showcase event at Cranfield University, being held on 4 December 2017.

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Professor Helen Atkinson to join Cranfield as Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Cranfield University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Helen Atkinson CBE, FREng as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of School of Aerospace, Transport Systems and Manufacturing. She will join Cranfield on 1 September.

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Game-changing UK forensic science centre of excellence officially opened

A new forensic science ‘centre of excellence’ has been officially opened at Cranfield University. The facilities at Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) are among some of the very best in the world and investment has been targeted in the fields of crime scene investigation, digital forensic investigation and forensic materials analysis, amongst others.

Read More

Cranfield University spin-out secures £1m for corrosion detection technology

A business that has found a way to detect corrosion and prevent leaks in assets such as pipelines through a network of remote sensors has secured a £1m funding round. 

Read More

Businesses ready to scale-up offered support for new Cranfield programme

Businesses who are ready to scale-up are being offered support to attend a new programme launched by Cranfield University. The new programme 'Growth through green: ready to scale’ is aimed at entrepreneurs, micro/SME or freelancers who want to take their business forward and 

Read More

Last few Research and Development grant opportunities

There are only a handful of grants left for SMEs to benefit from support with the design, prototyping and testing of a new product, service or process or technical validation of a technology. 

Read More

Airbus sponsors new advanced space research group at Cranfield University

Airbus in the UK has put its backing behind a new space research group at Cranfield University covering Advanced Space Mission Concepts (ASMiC).

Looking at concepts and technologies likely to become feasible in 5-10 years,

Read More

NEW AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN AT CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY SPONSORED BY IAWA

• Cranfield offers new aviation scholarship for women, funded by the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA)
• Cranfield is the first UK university to have been granted the $5,000 scholarship
• IAWA recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary 

Read More

Campaign launched for a new flying classroom and laboratory


Cranfield University has launched a fundraising campaign to replace its ageing Jetstream 31, part of the National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC), with a new Saab 340B aircraft.
Read More

SME businesses encouraged to take advantage of final stages of grant scheme

Businesses across the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership region are being encouraged to take advantage of the final stages of a grant programme run by Cranfield University, in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Read More

Aviation industry’s digital future gets underway

Cranfield University marked the official start of construction of the new £67m Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) to be built at the Cranfield campus, with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday 15 March.

Read More

Barclays Chairman opens new aviation technology hub at Cranfield University

The Chairman of Barclays, John Mcfarlane, has officially opened the new aviation technology hub at Cranfield University.

The hub is a partnership between Cranfield University and Barclays, establishing the first Eagle Labdedicated to aviation technology,

Read More

Metro Bank & Cranfield launch banking master’s-level apprenticeship

Cranfield School of Management has partnered with Metro Bank to launch an MSc in Retail and Digital Banking.

Read More

Cranfield to support Defence Enterprise Export Programme (DEEP)

Cranfield University has been chosen by the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) to be the education provider for the Defence Enterprise Export Programme (DEEP) launched yesterday at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Read More

Cranfield climbs high in MBA entrepreneurship rankings

Cranfield School of Management’s MBA has been named as one of the top 20 programmes in the world for entrepreneurship by the Financial Times.

Read More

Cranfield University and Monarch Aircraft Engineering collaboration update

A visit from the senior management team of Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited to Cranfield University showcased the growing collaboration between the two organisations.

Read More

The search is on for new innovation in agritech

Cranfield University and Johnson Matthey have launched a nationwide five-week search for agritech innovation, looking for companies and individuals wanting to take their high-impact innovative technology to the next level.

Read More

Cranfield students to take part in global finance challenge

Students from Cranfield School of Management are preparing to compete against their peers from around the world in a global financial management contest.

Read More

Apprentices from non-levy paying employers can now choose Cranfield

Cranfield University has been chosen by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to receive Government funding to deliver postgraduate apprenticeships for non-levy paying employers. Non-levy paying employers are businesses with an annual pay bill of under £3 million.

Read More

Local businesses invited to grow with support from University

Small and medium-sized businesses across the SEMLEP (South-East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership) area are being invited to a showcase event at Cranfield University, being held on 4 December 2017.

Read More

Professor Helen Atkinson to join Cranfield as Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Cranfield University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Helen Atkinson CBE, FREng as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of School of Aerospace, Transport Systems and Manufacturing. She will join Cranfield on 1 September.

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