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Sci-Tech Daresbury reports strong finish to 2018

Image: John Leake (left), Business Development Manager at Sci-Tech Daresbury and Aubrey Dunford, MD C-Major Medical

Leading science and innovation campus Sci-Tech Daresbury has reported another strong year of growth, having welcomed 26 new tenants on site in 2018.

Sci-Tech Daresbury continues to attract leading science and technology companies to the campus and the raft of new businesses means that the site is now home to around 140 companies.

Minerva teams up with Sci-Tech Daresbury to boost investment in North West start-ups

Minerva, one of the UK’s largest Business Angel networks, has joined forces with Sci-Tech Daresbury to encourage local entrepreneurs and investors to support the region’s start-up companies as Angel investors.

European space backing for Evince's revolutionary technology

Image: Dr Gareth Taylor, CEO of Evince at his NETPark base

AN INNOVATIVE technology company that could revolutionise the electronics market with its diamond-based electronic devices has won a €200k project with the European Space Agency (ESA) that could transform the way satellites are used in space.

Discovery Park scheme to inspire students and grow local skills base

A unique collaboration between academia and industry, providing hands-on scientific learning opportunities at Discovery Park for local teachers and students, opens a fresh chapter this evening with new sponsor Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). The Community Lab at Discovery Park, a  thriving high quality science park playing a key role in the South East of England’s life sciences community, will help to inspire children into adopting scientific careers and grow the local STEM1 skills base.

technologywithin announces the appointment of Jon Seal as the new Managing Director

technologywithin announces the appointment of a Managing Director today, Jon Seal, who is currently Commercial Director for the organization.  He will lead the newly launched IT communications brand which offers managed Wi-Fi, superfast fibre internet, voice and CRM software solution services to the UK co-working, flexible workspace and commercial real estate sectors. 

Discovery Park kicks off 2019 with focus on business development

Discovery Park,  a  thriving high quality science park playing a key role in the South East of England’s life sciences community, has started 2019 with a strong focus on business development. As part of its ambitious plans for campus development, it is now seeking an anchor tenant for its world class 24,000 sq ft pilot scale manufacturing facility. Buying into the vision of the Park, the anchor tenant would play an important role in its development into a world leading centre of excellence in advanced manufacturing.

Dr. Kavitha Muthu joins North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence as European Space Agency Business Application UK Regional Ambassador

The North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence (CoE), which is operated by Business Durham and based at NETPark in Sedgefield, County Durham, has expanded its team by welcoming Dr Kavitha Muthu as European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications UK Regional Ambassador for the Midlands and North East. Kavitha brings over a decade of experience within the space sector, from conceptualisation to delivery of innovative applications using space technologies and Geographical Information Systems.

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.