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Speaker of the House of Commons opens £12m Innovation Centre at University of Essex

A new home for early stage and start-up technology companies plus student entrepreneurs has officially opened at the University of Essex’s Knowledge Gateway research and technology park.

Speaker of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the University of Essex, The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, helped launch the £12m Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway at a special event attended by business leaders and key partners at the University's Colchester Campus.

Second phase of Harlow Science Park approved

The next phase in the development of the multi-million pound Harlow Science Park at Harlow Enterprise Zone has been approved by Harlow Council.

At last Thursday’s Cabinet proposals were approved for the development of a range of ‘mid-tech’ units combining office, research and manufacturing and assembly space, to be known as Modus. Funding of approximately £7.2 million has been approved for the development, which will be retained by Harlow Council as an investment.

Glyndwr Innovations win National Technology Award

Glyndwr Innovations has won a national award in The Wales Technology Awards.

The team at OpTIC in St Asaph were shortlisted in the Innovative Product Award category and at last night’s awards were delighted to see their ultra-lightweight telescope for ground imaging applications scoop top prize. 

University establishes £3.4 million Innovation Centre to significantly reduce the Humber's long term flood risk

The establishment of the Flood Resilience Innovation Centre follows a successful bid for £1.9million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The centre will enable Humber-based small and medium sized enterprises develop innovative solutions to mitigate flood risk, improve response to flood events and increase resilience where complete flood prevention is impossible.

University of Birmingham in €4m project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments

Treatment of diseases of the back of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease is set to be improved with a €4m EU-funded project led by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

The project, ORBITAL, will contribute to research which could lead to more widespread use of less invasive drug delivery methods such as eye drops, contact lenses and microneedle technologies, instead of traditional treatments such as injections.

Surrey Research Park cements its international reputation as a pioneering centre of enterprise excellence

The Surrey Research Park is to welcome academic and business visitors from Egypt and Korea as they seek guidance on the development and evolution of a world-class Research Park.

The Electronics Research Institute (ERI) in Cairo, Egypt and Chungnam National University in Korea are sending representatives to meet the founder and CEO, Dr Malcolm Parry as well as key businesses located on the Research Park.

Scott Brownrigg designed Bio-Hub at Cambridge Science Park completes

 A new Bio-Hub at Cambridge Science Park designed by global practice Scott Brownrigg, has completed.

The £65 million scheme incorporates a group of exemplary buildings – plots 22, 25 and 26, which reinforce Cambridge Science Park’s status as not only the oldest park of its type within the UK but also as a world-leading technology and science centre.

University’s business incubators spotlighted for help to brewing industry entrepreneurs


University’s business incubators spotlighted for help to brewing industry entrepreneurs

Discovery Park & Pfizer UK hosting sell-out UK MMIP Annual Conference 2019

The sell-out UK Manufacturing Medicines Industry Partnership (MMIP) Annual Conference is taking place at Discovery Park today. Hosted by Discovery Park and Pfizer UK, Medicines Manufacturing Excellence in the UK is focused on securing the future of the industry via activities such as digital transformation and skills development. With plans to become a centre of excellence in advanced manufacturing, these are issues of strategic importance for the Park. 

Two organisations urging businesses to attend Venturefest West Midlands


Caption: Paula Deas, operations director at the CWLEP

Two of the area’s leading business organisations are among the major sponsors of a Midlands event which brings together entrepreneurs and businesses to support growth through innovation.