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University of Glasgow receives largest-ever donation from alumnus John Shaw and his wife Kiran

The University of Glasgow has benefited from donations worth $7.5m from graduate John Shaw and his wife Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, who have turned her biotech firm Biocon into one of the largest pharmaceutical firms in India.

John Shaw’s donation of $5m to the Research Hub, currently under construction on the Western Infirmary site as part of the University’s £1bn campus development, will see space in Level 2 – the floor dedicated to public engagement – named Shaw Plaza.

Sci-Tech Daresbury launches soft landing programme to boost international appeal

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Leading science and innovation campus Sci-Tech Daresbury has launched a free workspace and support service to international technology companies looking to set up business in the UK.

The Liverpool City Region campus is offering a soft landings service as part of a drive to bolster further its world-leading reputation as an international hub for technology companies.

University of Birmingham Enterprise welcomes progress in new treatment for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

University of Birmingham Enterprise welcomes the floatation of Invex Therapeutics, which is developing an innovative new treatment approach for IIH discovered at the University of Birmingham, UK. 

Speaker of the House of Commons opens £12m Innovation Centre at University of Essex

A new home for early stage and start-up technology companies plus student entrepreneurs has officially opened at the University of Essex’s Knowledge Gateway research and technology park.

Speaker of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the University of Essex, The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, helped launch the £12m Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway at a special event attended by business leaders and key partners at the University's Colchester Campus.

Second phase of Harlow Science Park approved

The next phase in the development of the multi-million pound Harlow Science Park at Harlow Enterprise Zone has been approved by Harlow Council.

At last Thursday’s Cabinet proposals were approved for the development of a range of ‘mid-tech’ units combining office, research and manufacturing and assembly space, to be known as Modus. Funding of approximately £7.2 million has been approved for the development, which will be retained by Harlow Council as an investment.

Glyndwr Innovations win National Technology Award

Glyndwr Innovations has won a national award in The Wales Technology Awards.

The team at OpTIC in St Asaph were shortlisted in the Innovative Product Award category and at last night’s awards were delighted to see their ultra-lightweight telescope for ground imaging applications scoop top prize. 

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.