With BEIS and NESTA recently releasing their analysis of the impact of innovation spaces, which showed huge growth in the number of facilities, coupled with even bigger growth in the number of commercial co-working spaces, is the UK reaching saturation point? Should the public purse be expected to fund innovation spaces? These were the questions put to the industry in a discussion forum at UKSPA’s autumn conference in Culham, recently.
Ali Amin, CEO & Co-Founder UBI Global; Ibrahim Mannai, Executive Director of Advisory and Incubation Qatar Development Bank; Khalid M. Al-Ali, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman SENSETA Qatar; Karen Brooks, Programme Director at SETsquared Partnership; Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director at SETsquared Bristol
The SETsquared Partnership has been ranked the global number one university business incubator for the third consecutive time by leading research and advisory firm, UBI Global.
Caption: Andy Stewart, the new manager of the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre in Solihull
A topping out ceremony has taken place to celebrate the latest milestone in the creation of a new HQ for a leading software company.
A new report released today by BioBeat entitled “50 Movers & Shakers in BioBusiness 2019” includes five women from organisations based at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC) as well as two Board members.
The report highlights the top female talent in the pharma and biotech sectors within the UK.
The report focuses on the impact of individuals in five key areas, namely science, finance, collaboration, patient impact and infrastructure. The SBC-based individuals which spanned the segments are:
Sally Ann Forsyth, CEO, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have joined forces with their counterparts at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH) to develop promising drug candidates for anti-Tuberculosis therapy and initiate a drug discovery effort.
In order further to develop the project and to make more effective drugs available to TB patients, particularly those with drug-resistant strains of the disease, the discovery will now be progressed by a GIBH spinout company in China called Legion Pharma (Guangzhou).
World renowned neuroscientist & mathematician recognised as TOSP’s Magdalen Centre is given new identity
Johnson Matthey (“JM”), the global leader in sustainable technologies, is to open a new battery application centre at the business and science community of Milton Park in Oxfordshire. JM has taken 22,857 sq ft (2,123 sq m) over three floors at 142 Park Drive consisting of a newly built office and laboratory development.
Second left, Caroline Lloyd (Business Innovation Centre) with, from the left, Phil Hands,
Discovery Park community plays key role in helping company establish operations