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04 Aug 2017

Manitoba takes next step toward PPP in building new schools

The Manitoba government has hired consulting firm KPMG to study public-private partnerships for constructing new schools in the province. A news release from the Progressive Conservative government called the move “a milestone in examining alternative approaches to meeting Manitoba’s infrastructure needs.” The province said it’ll work with KPMG in the

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02 Aug 2017

Public-private funding initiatives proposed to support long term investment in innovative UK businesses

The UK government is considering setting up a new institution to channel long term investment into innovative UK businesses. The plans, which are open to consultation, envisage a new public-private partnership arrangement whereby both public funds and money from institutional investors is used to help UK businesses achieve their growth

02 Aug 2017

New $1bn government-backed investment fund hopes to create unicorns post-Brexit

The National Investment Fund will seek to replicate funding UK businesses currently receive from the EU-backed European Investment Fund A new $1bn government-backed investment fund that hopes to create UK unicorns post-Brexit has been announced. The National Investment Fund will seek to bridge a “a £4bn funding gap between American

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01 Aug 2017

U.S. proposes rule to streamline private sector involvement in public transport

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced a proposal to facilitate public-private partnerships in public transportation. The newly proposed Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP) for public transportation capital projects will help the federal government develop more effective approaches to spurring private participation and investment

01 Aug 2017

Antabio Wins $2.8 Million P3 Grant to Keep Developing Drug-Resistant Infection Therapy

A U.S. government-backed initiative against drug-resistant bacteria has awarded Antabio $2.8 million to continue developing treatments for Pseudomonas, the most common infection in cystic fibrosis (CF). The grant came from a public-private partnership known as CARB-X, which stands for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator. CARB-X, formed in July 2016,

Ministry Of Defence Announces Army Job Cuts
01 Aug 2017

UK Proposes Post-Brexit Fund to Close Technology Gap With U.S.

“Vital that we make sure our cutting-edge firms have the funding they need” Britain’s finance ministry proposed a new fund on Tuesday to help promising start-up companies that risk losing access to European Union finance after Brexit. Last year British companies received around £800 million (Dh3.88 billion) of equity finance

31 Jul 2017

World Bank awaits Katampe PPP Project, ICRC DG tells FCT minister

The Acting Director-General of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Mr Chidi Izuwa, on Sunday, disclosed that the World Bank was waiting for the success of the Katampe District Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) engineering infrastructure project as a model which it could spread round the world. According to him, “it is because of

28 Jul 2017

Nigeria to Partner Google in ICT training for youths – Shutti

Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications says the Federal Government will partner with Google to train the teaming technology savvy youths in various levels of ICT capacity development. Shittu said this in a statement by Mr Victor Oluwadamilare, the Special Assistant on Media to the minister, at the closing



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