Innovate UK has launched a funding competition to encourage innovation in infrastructure systems that provide critical services for economy, environment and society, including offshore wind.Projects for the infrastructure systems strand must show significant innovation in at least one of the following areas: smart infrastructure, energy, connected transport or urban living, while offshore wind solutions should results in substantial reductions in the cost of energy, Innovate UK said.The competition also comprises a manufacturing and materials strand, which was set up for projects which cover innovation in a manufacturing system, technology, process or business model; innovation in materials development, properties, integration or reuse; or a manufacturing or materials innovation, rather than a product innovation.The funding includes up to GBP 5 million for projects lasting up to a year and GBP 14 million for projects with the duration of one to three years. The total eligible project costs equal between GBP 25,000 and GBP 3 million.The minimum duration of the project must be three months, with the maximum duration of three years.Proposals must improve business growth and productivity or create export opportunities for at least one small- and medium-sized UK enterprise involved in the project.The final deadline for bids is 31 January 2018.The applicants will be notified about the status of their projects by 20 April 2018.
“The doctors expect that both moles are benign,” Stanzel said. Bush has had several lesions removed before: a precancerous lesion on his left arm in August, a noncancerous skin growth on his neck in July 2005, small lesions from his left shoulder and face in 2004, and others from his face in December 2001. None has been cancerous, but the president has regular checkups to guard against any lesions advancing to a more dangerous stage. The procedure came about at the president’s initiation. On Monday, he showed one mole he noticed to Tubb, who noticed another and recommended that both be removed, Stanzel said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush had two moles removed from his left temple Friday. His doctors expect tests on the skin growths to show that they are noncancerous. The five-minute procedure called a shave biopsy was performed in the White House office of Bush’s official physician, Richard Tubb. Dr. Steve Krivda, a dermatologist from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, did the procedure, for which only a local anesthetic was required. Bush will have a one-inch scab on his temple, spokesman Scott Stanzel said. Test results will be available by the middle of next week.