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Conigital launches new smart city technology to map the inside of public buildings for the visually impaired


Innovation Birmingham Campus-based Conigital is seeking a test-bed for a ground-breaking service that can map the interior of large public buildings, enabling the visually impaired to navigate via their smartphone.

SETsquared helped Exeter businesses turn ideas into investor propositions


SETsquared, the world’s number one university business incubator, ran its three day entrepreneurship programme for the first time in Exeter this week, culminating in a prize-giving ceremony on Wednesday (2 December).

Investment opportunities for Bristol start-ups who pitched at Accelerating Growth Showcase


Two of Bristol’s most exciting technology start-ups bid for investment in front of a live audience of over 150 investors in London last week (25 November).

More than 20 of the UK’s most exciting technology start-ups bid for a collective £27m+ of investment in front of a live audience of some 200 investors, including those from MMC Ventures, Eden Ventures and Downing Ventures.

Every company also exhibited at the event and sought investment of between £250k-£6m each, with the founders available to meet investors throughout the day.

NHS-funded West Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network to deliver a Digital Health incubator in Innovation Birmingham’s £8m iCentrum® building

NHS-funded West Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network to deliver a Digital Health incubator in Innovation Birmingham’s £8m iCentrum® building

A 2,500 sq ft Digital Health incubator will be featured within Innovation Birmingham’s Serendip® Smart City Incubator in the new £8m iCentrum® building. The NHS-funded West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has signed up as the partner to deliver the new challenge-led facility, enabling tech start-ups to access the region’s network of NHS trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Tech start-ups pitch for investors' millions

More than 20 UK technology start-ups bid for a collective £27m of investment in front of a live audience of investors in London recently.

Businesses attending the Accelerating Growth event ranged from ethical alternatives for animal testing to a GPS-based anti-bike theft device.

Each company pitched in front of an audience of more than 200 investors, including those from MMC Ventures and Eden Ventures.

One week to Science Summit

Science Summit: Strategy for Excellence - just one week to go.

10th of December in America Square Conference Centre, London

UKSPA is again supporting the Science Summit: Strategy for Excellence (London) which will inform universities and research institutions in their strategies to achieve excellence in research and to deliver economic growth on an institutional, local and international level.  

Silverstone Cluster Report receives PWC backing



Professional services firm PwC has added its support to an important study – a ‘Cluster Report’ – into the concentration of high-performance technology and motorsport (HPT&M) businesses located around the world famous Silverstone motor racing circuit.

The University of Portsmouth Purchases landmark Technopol Enterprise and Innovation Centre


The University of Portsmouth has purchased a purpose-built enterprise and innovation centre to support the growth of entrepreneurship and businesses in the region.

Portsmouth Technopole, a five-storey landmark building by the M275 city gateway, provides 20,000 sq ft of workspace for start-up and growing companies.

In addition to providing office space on flexible terms, the centre offers a range of practical innovation and growth support that encourages the development of start-ups, entrepreneurial and high-growth companies.

Cambridge Compass gets the go ahead


Compass gets the go ahead

A cluster of local development sites are celebrating after being awarded Enterprise Zone status thanks to the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

99% Agree that Langstone Technology Park is a Good Place to Locate your Business


Langstone Technology Park has completed its annual customer feedback survey and once again the results are extremely impressive. 

Employees from the 52 businesses located at the Havant business hub were given the opportunity to feedback on services and facilities provided there; and almost 500 responses were collected.