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£50m National Innovation Centre completes at Newcastle Helix

The highly anticipated Catalyst building, designed by National Architects GSSArchitecture, has welcomed its first residents, Newcastle University’s teams from the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) and the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD), following completion in October 2019.

BrightWind Secures €162,000 in SEAI Funding to Develop a New Wind and Solar Data Management Platform

BrightWind (www.brightwindanalysis.com) has secured €162,000 in funding from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to support the company in building a new wind and solar resource data management platform.

Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance

A probiotic drink could become a promising new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria, after a team of Birmingham scientists engineered and patented a key genetic element that can tackle the genetic basis of resistance.

The team is now seeking funding for a clinical trial for the drink which has potential to work against many resistant bacteria commonly found in the human gut including E. coli, Salmonella and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

The Oxford Science Park sponsors the OXBA Innovation Award for the fifth year

Oxfordshire companies which are progressing valuable innovations can apply now for The Oxford Science Park Innovation Award, one of 2020's Oxfordshire Business Awards (OXBA). The Oxford Science Park, one of the UK's leading parks for science and technology companies, is pleased to be sponsoring the award for the fifth year. In the winning entry, its judges are looking for the development and/or introduction within the last three years of an innovative product, process, service or business method which has had a real commercial or social impact.

Sci-Tech Daresbury sets charity fundraising targets high for 2020

L-R John Leake, business development manager at Sci-Tech Daresbury; John Downes, group chief executive of Langtree and chairman of the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture with staff and children at Stick n Step

NovaUCD Awarded €3 million for Collaborative Project to Develop an AgTech Connector Innovation Hub in Kildare

University College Dublin (UCD), has been awarded €3 million in funding to develop an AgTech Connector Innovation Hub at the UCD Lyons Farm in Co. Kildare. 

Significant new opportunity for technology firms in the West Midlands

The development of the West Midlands as one of the UK’s leading digital tech clusters took another step forward with the submission of a planning application for Enterprise Wharf, a new 120,000 sq ft building at the Innovation Birmingham Campus. 

Nottingham Science Park's new Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Building

Construction is progressing at Nottingham Science Park and two pre-lets are already agreed for the new Grade A office building which is duee to open in February 2020. The striking new building will be named after Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Britain’s first female doctor, magistrate and mayor, as well as being a member of the suffragette movement. It will provide 22,782 sq. ft. of Grade A office space for businesses looking for research and development facilities near like-minded organisations, creating a more effective hub of commercial activity within the Science Park.

Angel investment is key to unlocking growth in the regions

Angel investment is one of the keys to unlocking growth across the Midlands and Northwest – and beyond – a major event has heard.

Minerva, the angel investment network, borne out of the University of Warwick Science Park held its annual end of year event at Warwick Business School (https://www.wbs.ac.uk/) and heard from a range of businesses that have received investment via the network.

£3.4 million virtual reality hub to open in Birmingham

More than £3 million will be invested to create a new virtual reality and cutting edge technology hub in the heart of Birmingham to help create jobs and drive economic growth.

Birmingham City University has landed £3.4 million funding to create the new technological centre which will be based at its STEAMhouse facility in Birmingham’s Digbeth district.