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Work starts on Scotland’s advanced manufacturing innovation district

The University of Strathclyde has welcomed the start of work on a new manufacturing district in Renfrewshire which will create thousands of new jobs for the sector.

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) will be based next to Glasgow Airport and is expected to put Renfrewshire at the heart of Scotland’s manufacturing industry, estimated to create up to 6,000 jobs and boost Scotland’s manufacturing sector by £535million in GVA a year.

Research from University of Birmingham shows new antimicrobial coating could be key to fighting hospital acquired infections

 New Antimicrobial Coating Could be Key in Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infections

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have created an antimicrobial coating for steel surfaces which has proven to rapidly kill bacteria that cause some of the most common hospital-acquired infections.

Sphere Fluidics expands into additional facility at Granta Park in Cambridge

Sphere Fluidics, a company commercializing single cell analysis systems underpinned by its patented picodroplet technology, announced today that it has opened a new office space at Granta Park in Cambridgeshire, UK. The new facilities support the Company’s accelerated expansion and accommodate its plans for further growth.

Lonza latest pharma for Chesterford Research Park

Lonza signs 15-year lease of the 42,000 sq ft Gonville Building at Chesterford Research Park.

Willmott Dixon appointed on University of Oxford's Framework

Willmott Dixon has been appointed to University of Oxford’s £1.5bn framework, contributing to the university’s ambitious estate plans.

Willmott Dixon has delivered significant projects across Oxfordshire including the RAL Space facility at the Harwell Science Campus and numerous residential projects for Oxford City Council. Now, through the framework, the contractor will be delivering projects for the university with a value between £5m to £20m alongside other contractors.

Kadans Science Partner invests in Stevenage UK enabling future growth of the research & development base

Kadans expands its presence in the United Kingdom by adding its second research hub in the country to its Pan-European science park portfolio. 

PM hails ‘world-leading’ fusion research at Culham Science Centre

The visit marked a Government announcement on plans to develop a new fast-track visa route for the brightest and best scientists to continue to move to the UK after EU Exit.

During his visit, the Prime Minister was shown the work UKAEA is doing to harness the huge potential of nuclear fusion as a low-carbon energy source. This included the new MAST Upgrade fusion experiment, which is researching a compact design for future fusion power stations.

Isomerase scaling at Chesterford Research Park

Isomerase has secured the first pre-let within the Newnham Building at Chesterford Research Park.

The move to Suite 4 of the new building on its completion in mid-2020 will facilitate planned future growth for the successful natural products discovery and development provider. 

Culham Science Centre unveils new facility to support driverless car technology

Culham Science Centre announces the completion of a new £5.8 million facility, built to support the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) a sector estimated to be worth £907bn by 2035.

The CAV facility named ‘Pit Lane’ due to its resemblance of a Formula 1 garage, has been developed at Culham Science Centre by RACE, the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments, supported by OxLEP and the Local Growth Fund in addition to the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV).

Sci-Tech Tenants generated £130m annual sales in 2018

Sci-Tech Daresbury has revealed that more than £130 million in sales was generated by the campus in 2018, according to data revealed in its annual tenants’ survey.

The study of 112 businesses has reported another year of strong growth for the Liverpool City Region campus, with annual sales growth of 22 per cent in the past 12 months.