WORK has begun on infrastructure works which will form a key part of major expansion plans at a North East science park.
Dignitaries from Durham County Council and the North East LEP were among those who gathered (June 28) to mark the construction of the 1km road, which will access a further 26 acres of development land at the North East Technology Park (NETPark) in Sedgefield, County Durham.
The three new offices/laboratory buildings at the Edinburgh Technopole site are expected to secure 150 to 300 jobs. The application by AG Technopole was approved by Midlothian Council’s planning committee subject to referral to Scottish Ministers.
Simon Hoad, project director for AG Edinburgh Technopole, said:
One of the largest independent control system integrators in the UK is expanding its Midlands office after consistent growth of new business.
Cougar Automation is expanding its Coventry-based office by a third and is looking to recruit four new members of staff after taking on a number of new projects.
PraxisUnico (Cambridge, UK) and JUSIRUI Management Consulting (Beijing, PRC) are pleased to announce an international, strategic relationship for delivery of outstanding training to Chinese professionals working in the fields of technology transfer, knowledge exchange and commercialisation.
Tony McEnroe, CEO of SiriusXT (www.siriusxt.com), a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has won Enterprise Ireland’s inaugural High Potential Start-up (HPSU) Founder of the Year Award which is supported by Grant Thornton.
As the overall winner the company received a prize valued at €15,000 provided by Grant Thornton to further support the development of the company.
In a related development, 3-Sci has also received quality assurance certification to manufacture the sensors and their wireless communication system for safe use in explosive atmospheres.
A start-up which specialises in management consultancy and software business has moved into new premises in Portsmouth after outgrowing the homes of the co-founders.
Skore is the latest firm to join nearly 60 other businesses operating out of Portsmouth Technopole, opposite the city’s ferry port by the M275.
MEPC has been granted a new planning consent for over 2m sq ft of commercial development on its 131 acre site at Silverstone Park.
Consent was granted by South Northamptonshire District Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council.
- Major investment will add 50,000 sq ft of new laboratory space
- Expansion of office capacity planned with 60,000 sq ft of refurbished space
AN INNOVATION project has been launched to help companies tapping into the thriving space industry scale up faster as they take their cutting edge products to market.
STEPHANIE, delivered in County Durham by Business Durham, is a five-year EU-funded Interreg programme which will help promote research and innovation in the space and photonics industry in the North East and the wider UK.