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.
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.
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 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.
NASA scientists and astronauts will visit the University of Birmingham to discuss how drug discoveries in NHS patients could reduce brain pressure during space travel to allow them to go beyond the Moon.
On Friday 7th June, the Cabinet Office announced that Nick Sturge is to receive an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The citation reads “Director, Engine Shed. For services to the digital economy.”
Commenting on his award, Nick said:
Sue Cooke has taken over as the successor of Professor Liz Towns-Andrews, the mastermind behind the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) in Huddersfield, as she steps down to focus on her role within the University of Huddersfield.
Congratulations to Willmott Dixon on being awarded Britain's most prestigious title for a third time, winning a 2019 Queen's Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.
It’s the second time the company has won this accolade for Sustainable Development, the first being in 2014, and comes a year after it picked up a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Promoting Opportunity through social mobility for its work improving opportunities for people in local communities.