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Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales Seeking to Grow Research Links Between Irish and Welsh Universities

Professor Peter Halligan, an internationally renowned psychologist and neuroscientist, and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Welsh Government, today delivered a keynote address at University College Dublin (UCD).

During his address Professor Halligan outlined the Welsh Government’s aim to maintain and grow its extensive research collaborations with Irish and European Union partners, including UCD, in order to continue to generate high impact research leading to future prosperity for all partners.

Heriot-Watt's GRID reaches new milestone

Heriot-Watt University’s new £19 million GRID reached a major milestone on 25 February.

Construction work on the state-of-the-art project has now been completed by the building contractors, Bowmer & Kirkland, allowing the university to progress onto its next phase.

Over the coming weeks, a host of cutting-edge technology including IT systems and a games studio will be installed in the building ahead of its formal opening this autumn.

Minerva Business Angels partners with Aston University and University of Birmingham Enterprise to launch new angel investor network for Birmingham

Aston University and University of Birmingham Enterprise have teamed up with Minerva, one of the UK’s largest traditional angel investor networks, to expand the funding opportunities available to start-up businesses in the West Midlands by launching a network of ‘business angels with insight’ for Birmingham.  

University College Dublin Partnering in New €4 million Psychoeducational Cancer Support Research Project

University College Dublin (UCD) researchers are partnering in a new, pan-European and multidisciplinary research project to evaluate which psychosocial and educational interventions are most effective in supporting people with advanced cancer and their family caregivers.

€760 million Raised by NovaUCD Supported Companies over the Last 15 years

Pictured are Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland and Tom Flanagan, UCD Director of Enterprise and Commercialisation.

Work underway on Science Park Building

Image: County Council deputy leader Byron Rhodes, front, right, with Professor Tracy Bhamra, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Enterprise) at Loughborough University signal the start of work on The Access Group's new HQ at the University's Science and Education Park . Also pictured, back, from left, are: Alistair McCallum, regional director, Wates Group, Evan Puzey, divisional marketing director for The Access Group, and Adrian Ceney, partner at Pick Everard

The Women in Leadership Report 2019


A research report published this month has identified several key themes to help UK businesses commit to addressing issues surrounding gender balance in leadership roles in 2019.

Pioneering chemical development firm makes £500,000 move to NETPark

From left, CEO Roy Valentine, NETPark Manager Janet Todd, Operations Director Stuart Penny, Business Durham's MD Brian Archer and Councillor Carl Marshall of Durham County Council.

A CUTTING edge chemical and research development company, whose work is contributing to medical discoveries across the world, is expanding into new premises at the North East’s premier science and technology park.

Discovery Park announces Chris Broom as Head of Business Development

Discovery Park, a park playing a key role in the South East of England’s life sciences community, has announced the appointment of Chris Broom as Head of Business Development. 

Annual Life Sciences Scotland Survey

The annual Life Sciences Scotland survey is designed for small, medium and large enterprises based in Scotland and in the business of commercialising a product or service in life sciences.

It takes just 3 minutes to complete and the results enable Life Sciences in Scotland to prioritise the information and peer insights and events available to Scottish businesses.

Please click here for further information