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Global role for drug discovery enterprise born at Norwich Research Park

 

 

A business that grew out of research laboratories at Norwich’s world-renowned John Innes Centre, has become a global force in the battle against infectious diseases and cancer

Lift-off your business with SETsquared's stellar space competition

 

Businesses in Basingstoke could go into orbit via a space data competition with SETsquared.

The South’s companies are invited to make a one-minute video pitching their ideas for a new product or service to incorporate space data, which could include GPS or satellite imagery.

The SETsquared partnership, which specialises in growing high-tech start-ups through its incubation programme, is offering a fantastic prize package, worth £5000, to the winner.

Oil industry specialist doubles workforce in time for relocation to Exeter Science Park Centre

 

Exeter Science Park Centre has welcomed yet another exciting new tenant with the arrival of innovative ‘Internet of Things’ specialist, Dashboard.

Dashboard Limited, founded early in 2015, has moved its rapidly expanding team into Exeter’s hub for science and technology leaders, the Exeter Science Park Centre.

Hopper Co-Founder makes Maserati top 100

 

Midland entrepreneur Mike Bandar, has been named one of the most successful UK business leaders who actively support the next generation of entrepreneurs, as part of this year’s Maserati 100.

Draft study into high-tech cluster around Silverstone Park reaches final stages

Silverstone Park asset manager and developer MEPC has been handed a final draft version of the SQW study looking at the evolution of the high-tech cluster in the surrounding area. The study is the first of its kind for the area to consider whether there is evidence of a cluster.

The ingredients of a cluster usually include:

University of Wolverhampton starts work on high-tech science and technology centre

Work starts on high-tech science and technology centre

Work has now started on the £10.1m centre which will provide high specification laboratory and workshop space for science and engineering businesses in Wolverhampton.

The Science, Technology and Prototyping Centre is being built on land at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the site this week (Tuesday 16 February) to mark the start of work.

North East leads the UK in innovation funding projects

 

A SUCCESSFUL innovation infrastructure is critical to the productivity of the UK’s businesses, the head of the UK’s innovation agency said today.

Dr Ruth McKernan CBE, chief executive of Innovate UK, said businesses did not need to be high-tech themselves to benefit from innovation – the value was in bringing companies across the whole supply chain together, from large manufacturing companies to SMEs.

Vanti wins international award

 

Vanti wins international award

Vanti – an audio, visual and IT systems integrator, based at the Innovation Birmingham Campus – has won international recognition as the Most InAVative Corporate Facility at this year’s inAVation Awards.

UKSPA’S Most Successful Conference Held at Colworth Park

 

Many of the leading figures in the UK science park sector gathered at Colworth Park, in Bedfordshire for the UKSPA conference – putting the growing science park firmly on the map.

The conference, which is recognised as the leading calendar event for the knowledge economy, saw a significant increase in attendance numbers from the previous year with over 150 delegates attending.

Innovation Birmingham opens an Open Data Institute (ODI) Node and launches iCentrum building

 

Innovation Birmingham’s iCentrum building – which will open next month (March 2016) – will host the ODI Birmingham, the first ODI Learning and Community Node within the Midlands. This follows the announcement that for the second consecutive year Birmingham saw more start-ups established than any other UK regional city.