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University establishes £3.4 million Innovation Centre to significantly reduce the Humber's long term flood risk

The establishment of the Flood Resilience Innovation Centre follows a successful bid for £1.9million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The centre will enable Humber-based small and medium sized enterprises develop innovative solutions to mitigate flood risk, improve response to flood events and increase resilience where complete flood prevention is impossible.

University of Birmingham in €4m project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments

Treatment of diseases of the back of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease is set to be improved with a €4m EU-funded project led by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

The project, ORBITAL, will contribute to research which could lead to more widespread use of less invasive drug delivery methods such as eye drops, contact lenses and microneedle technologies, instead of traditional treatments such as injections.

Surrey Research Park cements its international reputation as a pioneering centre of enterprise excellence

The Surrey Research Park is to welcome academic and business visitors from Egypt and Korea as they seek guidance on the development and evolution of a world-class Research Park.

The Electronics Research Institute (ERI) in Cairo, Egypt and Chungnam National University in Korea are sending representatives to meet the founder and CEO, Dr Malcolm Parry as well as key businesses located on the Research Park.

Scott Brownrigg designed Bio-Hub at Cambridge Science Park completes

 A new Bio-Hub at Cambridge Science Park designed by global practice Scott Brownrigg, has completed.

The £65 million scheme incorporates a group of exemplary buildings – plots 22, 25 and 26, which reinforce Cambridge Science Park’s status as not only the oldest park of its type within the UK but also as a world-leading technology and science centre.

University’s business incubators spotlighted for help to brewing industry entrepreneurs


University’s business incubators spotlighted for help to brewing industry entrepreneurs

Discovery Park & Pfizer UK hosting sell-out UK MMIP Annual Conference 2019

The sell-out UK Manufacturing Medicines Industry Partnership (MMIP) Annual Conference is taking place at Discovery Park today. Hosted by Discovery Park and Pfizer UK, Medicines Manufacturing Excellence in the UK is focused on securing the future of the industry via activities such as digital transformation and skills development. With plans to become a centre of excellence in advanced manufacturing, these are issues of strategic importance for the Park. 

Two organisations urging businesses to attend Venturefest West Midlands


Caption: Paula Deas, operations director at the CWLEP

Two of the area’s leading business organisations are among the major sponsors of a Midlands event which brings together entrepreneurs and businesses to support growth through innovation.

Successful University of Warwick Science Park businesses are celebrated as they prepare for new ventures

The success of two businesses supported by the University of Warwick Science Park is being celebrated as they prepare for the next chapter of their business ventures.

Evolyst and We Are Digital have been based at the Innovation Centre on Gallows Hill since their inception.

Oxford Biomedica named as winner of The Oxford Science Park Innovation Award 2019

Its work on life-changing treatments for serious diseases has earned Oxford Biomedica, a leading gene and cell therapy group, The Oxford Science Park Innovation Award 2019. Given as part of the Oxfordshire Business Awards, it recognises the company as the sole manufacturer of the gene therapy vector used in the ground-breaking leukaemia treatment Kymriah®, which was launched in 2017.  This is the fourth year that The Oxford Science Park, one of the UK’s leading parks for science and technology companies, has sponsored the Innovation Award.

Minerva Business Angel Network and Sci-Tech Daresbury host pitching event for North West start-ups

Minerva Business Angel Network returns to Sci-Tech Daresbury for the second event in the new collaboration aimed at boosting angel investment within the North West business community.

Minerva, one of the UK’s largest angel networks providing access to investment for emerging tech businesses, first joined forces with the leading science and innovation campus in January this year to support the region’s start-up companies.