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Engine Shed arrivals lounge is looking for new passengers

Engine Shed is seeking new occupiers for its 600sqft Arrivals Lounge office, following the successful departure of Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator.

The space, which is located directly off Engine Shed’s Members’ Lounge, is available from 7th February 2019 on competitive and flexible terms. It is approximately 600sqft, currently with 20 desk spaces.

ip-Xchange and Stickman Technology become technologywithin

A new IT communications brand offering services to the UK co-working,flexible workspace  and commercial real estate sectors officially launches today. Created by the merger last April of two of the most established companies in the sector, Stickman Technology and ip-Xchange, technologywithin provides connectivity solutions for shared workspaces, offering managed Wi-Fi, superfast fibre internet, voice and CRM software solution services.

University of Birmingham develops sight-saving treatment for eye infection or trauma

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a novel eye drop that rapidly reduces sight-threatening scarring to the surface of the eye. 

The surface of the eye (the cornea) is usually transparent but scars resulting from eye infection or trauma make it opaque causing blurred vision – or in extreme cases complete blindness. 

Molecule discovery holds promise for gene therapies for psoriasis

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a protein that could hold the key to novel gene therapies for skin problems including psoriasis – a common, chronic skin disease that affects over 100 million people worldwide. 

West Mids must close the gap on South East angel investment

Pictured: Alex Toft (second left) with some of the speakers and businesses at the Minerva end of year round-up   

Glyndwr Innovations win funding award to design a hyperspectral imaging system

A major project to design a high-tech imaging system which could revolutionise a diverse range of industries will be under discussion at a leading industry conference this week.

The project is a collaboration between Glyndŵr innovations, Airbus Defence and Space, the University of Leicester and DL Optics and is intended to design and build a prototype hyperspectral payload for airborne applications.

Glyndwr Innovations team win MOD funding for development of new innovative reconnaissance system

A major contract to develop a new innovative reconnaissance system has been won by a consortium including Glyndwr Innovations Ltd. The contract was awarded by the MOD and the UK Defence Solutions Centre (DSC) to the partnership which will see Glyndwr Innovations Ltd work as part of a consortium with Qinetiq, Airbus and Thales.

Nexus builds momentum as it nears spring opening

With its Spring 2019 opening drawing closer, the University of Leeds’ new innovation hub, Nexus, has had a strong start to Autumn with a series of new appointments, industry events and an upsurge in occupier and partnership interest.

Let it Grow - at BioCity

Fifty-one weeks of the year, the businesses based at BioCity are busy tackling global environmental and health challenges. But for one week only, they tackled a different type of challenge. 

The competition, organised by BioCity, asked companies to grow their own Christmas tree and create a festive scene around it. Click here to see some of the entries

Jisc and Eduserve to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouse

Jisc, the technology solutions organisation for higher and further education, and Eduserv, a charity specialising in digital transformation in public bodies and local government, are to merge to form a powerhouse of world-leading expertise.

The two charities will begin operating as from from 1 January 2019 and will provide technological support to more than 30 million users worldwide.

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