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Member News

Member News

Doing the business for centre occupiers

A thriving business centre in Hampshire is laying on special information events for a record 39 businesses on site.

Ocean Village Innovation Centre (OVIC) in Southampton, run by innovation centres specialist and UKSPA member Oxford Innovation, has kicked off the new year by teaming up with HR and marketing specialists to provide valuable insights for customers.

Ultrasound tech start-up secures £10 million funding boost

A Bristol start-up revolutionising how we interact with computers, automobiles and consumer goods has received a £10 miilion funding boost.

Engine Shed-based Ultrahaptics, one the world’s leading developers and of mid-air haptic technologies, has developed a unique technology that enables users to receive tactile feedback without needing to wear or touch anything.

The technology uses ultrasound to project sensations through the air and directly onto the user. Users can ‘feel’ touch-less buttons get feedback for mid-air gestures or interact with virtual objects.

Optical tech firm senses aerospace opportunities

A Harwell-based tech firm has had the opportunity to demonstrate its new-generation optical sensor technology on Airbus landing gear.

Tim Hall, senior project engineer at Oxensis, a £1.3 million turnover company employing 22 people on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, said: "It was a big privilege for us to work with a giant like Airbus."

Optical sensing technology has the potential to bring innovations in aerospace closer to reality – such as the next generation of composite wings and all-electric aircraft.

Green solar technology catches Obama’s eye

A Surrey Research Park-based company helping to transform people’ lives in Africa has drawn the attention of the President of the US, Barack Obama.

Obama highlighted the importance of solar powered devices when he toured Kenya recently by making the effort to visit M-KOPA, a long-term user of Eseye technology and services – Surrey Research Park-based Eseye’s innovative technology provides cellular internet connectivity for Internet of Things devices.

Serial entrepreneur backs Spieza Organics

An organic skin care and wellbeing brand based at the Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro is now in much better health thanks to investment from serial entrepreneur Lara Morgan.

Spiezia Organics’ products have been hand blended from organically grown herbs and flowers – the first ever 100% organic wellbeing and skincare brand accredited by the Soil Association across the whole range. 

High five for new Benham Campus

The University of Southampton Science Park has topped out on its latest new building – 5 Benham Campus. 

Prospective and current tenants and representatives from local authorities, as well as the design and build team, were in attendance at the topping out celebration of the new office accommodation.

Stoneleigh - Technology Entrepreneur sets up consultancy

Nick Boardman with Liz Burkinshaw at the Rural Innovation Centre at Stoneleigh Park.

A new independent asbestos consultancy has been set up in Warwickshire by a local technology entrepreneur with a track record of building successful companies.

Nick Boardman, from Leamington, has established 0800 Asbestos at the Rural Innovation Centre at Stoneleigh Park.

Basingstoke MP visits SETsquared after Award Success


Basingstoke MP Maria Miller visited SETsquared’s innovation hub for high-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs in Basing View on Friday (8 January) to celebrate its Entrepreneurship Training Programme was highly commended at the Enterprising Britain Awards.

The ground-breaking programme was highly commended by the UK Government in the Building Enterprise Skills category at the awards in November last year.

Cloud9 Continues Success with Growth of National Account


Innovation Birmingham Campus-based telecommunications provider, Cloud9 has marked an end to another successful year with the growth of one of its largest accounts.

Established in 2013, Cloud9 is a strategic communications supplier which provides bespoke project management services for a wide range of connectivity solutions including infrastructure, fixed line, broadband and mobile.