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MTI celebrates its first anniversary

Twenty-first century solutions for the automotive industry will take their place in history alongside the invention of radar in the twentieth century and the launch of Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’ in the nineteenth. Speaking on the first anniversary of the launch of the MIRA Technology Institute, Professor Joe McGeough, President of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) said that STEM skills had been responsible for helping to solve problems ever since the industrial revolution began more than 200 years ago.

Do we actually need more innovation spaces in the UK? A view from the industry

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.

SETsquared ranked Global #1 University Business Incubator at World Incubation Summit

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.

New manager appointed at Solihull innovation centre


Caption: Andy Stewart, the new manager of the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre in Solihull

HQ building for software giant reaches major milestone at LUSEP

A topping out ceremony has taken place to celebrate the latest milestone in the creation of a new HQ for a leading software company.

Top female BioBusiness talent based at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst.

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

UK and China scientists developing new drugs to fight tuberculosis

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).

Johnson Matthey to open new battery application centre at Milton Park

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.

Rapidly-growing specialists expanding its services and workforce

Second left, Caroline Lloyd (Business Innovation Centre) with, from the left, Phil Hands,

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