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British Steel takeover is good news for the Midlands Engine

The new Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed the news that the future of British Steel has been secured following a buy-out by the Chinese Jingye Group. The LEP has been working to support British Steel and its workers as part of a task force ever since the company was placed into compulsory liquidation in May last year.
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Maximising the potential of the HS2 station at Toton

Momentum is building behind a collaboration of businesses, universities, local and national Government, working together to maximise the opportunities that will be made possible by the HS2 station at Toton. The work focuses on three strategic sites, including land around the proposed HS2 station at Toton, East Midlands Airport and Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station.
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£37 million boost for cleaner technology

A targeted Government investment of £37 million will help design, test and manufacture electric machines in some of the UK’s most polluting industries. Four new cutting-edge centres of excellence are being created, the great news for the Midlands is that one of these will be based in Nottingham. Here, climate change pioneers will research and develop green electric machines and cleaner technology including planes, ships and cars.
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Graduate start-up revolutionising prosthetics

A Loughborough University graduate start-up is transforming the manufacture and distribution of prosthetic limbs, making them more accessible to the millions of people who need them. Kate Walker’s venture ExpHand Prosthetics was launched as part of her postgraduate dissertation, using a 3D printed prosthetic arm which can adjust to fit children aged three to ten years old.
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