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University College Dublin opens Ireland's first hospital knowledge transfer network

Pictured (from left) Gordon Dunne, Chief Executive, The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital; Professor Michael Keane, Acting CEO, St. Vincent’s University Hospital; Dr Ena Walsh, Life Sciences Case Manager, Technology Transfer, UCD and Tom Flanagan, Director of Enterprise and Commercialisation, UCD.     Photograph Nick Bradshaw

 

Warwick Castle joins forces with Innovation Birmingham-based company CMA video

Boasting almost a thousand years of history, Warwick Castle has collaborated with Innovation Birmingham-based production company CMA Video to deliver a modern-day celebration of the medieval site’s 950th anniversary.  

Exactly 950 individual pictures were combined to form a one-off portrait mosaic in April to honour William the Conqueror, who built the original castle in 1068. 

Engine Shed appoints Briony Phillips as its Associate Director

Engine Shed has announced the appointment of Briony Phillips as Associate Director. Briony has been part of Engine Shed’s team since May 2017 as the organisation’s Scale Up Enabler. The new position will continue to focus on development of the scale up ecosystem and support of the Growth Hub, with part funding of the role by WECA for this purpose.

Pentland's TC BioPharm broadens treatment pipeline

TC BioPharm Ltd (TCB) and Scotia Biologics announced today that they have formed a strategic collaboration to co-develop novel proprietary tumour-specific antibodies for TCB’s CAR-T platform. Using Scotia’s unique, proven technology, the two companies will develop a range of cancer-targeting single-chain antibodies, each of which can be formulated to treat a specific type of cancer. Antibodies developed by Scotia will be incorporated into TCB’s therapeutic ImmuniCAR® product range.

£150,000 triggers growth for EdTech specialist

Image: Sallie Allen and Jon Allen of Enploy

Birmingham-based learning and development consultancy, Enploy is set to double its workforce after raising £150,000 of investment from London-based Jenson SEIS Fund.

Accepted onto the coveted Barclays Eagle Labs incubator at Innovation Birmingham in May 2017, Enploy teaches entrepreneurial thinking to help young people and companies drive success through its online diagnostic, e-learning platform and face-to-face workshops.

MSP looks to the future with Tesla's advanced energy storage in UK industry first

Manchester Science Partnerships has unveiled an industry-first for science and tech parks: one of advanced energy pioneer Tesla’s Powerpacks, outside the Bright Building.

To our knowledge this is also the first commercial installation in the North West.

Transport and communication leaders launch programme with Innovation Birmingham to bolster support for small businesses

Leading organisations in the transport and construction sectors have launched a new incubation programme to accelerate the growth of innovative SMEs and start-ups in the region, and help Birmingham strive towards affirming its status as a smart city.

Exeter Science Park celebrates another key milestone with topping out ceremony

Exeter Science Park has celebrated another key milestone with a topping out ceremony at its new grow-on buildings, which have been named by primary school students after three of history’s most inspirational scientists.

Built by Kier Construction, the ‘Lamarr’, ‘Turing’ and ‘Newton’ buildings will provide 27,000 square feet of office and laboratory space and are expected to bring over 200 new jobs to the site at junction 29 of the M5.

Solihull firm adds £2m to its turnover

Caption: Kaveh Zanjani of Central IT Support with Janet Bunch from the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre

A rapidly-expanding IT company has increased its turnover by £2 million since moving to a business park near Solihull three years ago.

Science park 'in the pink' as it reduces glasshouse carbon emissions

One of the UK’s leading science parks is introducing new pink LED plant growth lighting in its five large blocks of glasshouse cubicles that will cut carbon emissions by almost half.

As part of its on-going investment in environmental sustainability, the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC), near York, is replacing more than 600 incandescent metal halide plant growth lights with LED light units.