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Jisc and Eduserve to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouse

Jisc, the technology solutions organisation for higher and further education, and Eduserv, a charity specialising in digital transformation in public bodies and local government, are to merge to form a powerhouse of world-leading expertise.

The two charities will begin operating as from from 1 January 2019 and will provide technological support to more than 30 million users worldwide.

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Discovery Park joins the life science and health care conversation at Genesis 2018


Discovery Park - and some of the businesses driving its success - will use one of the UK’s leading science events to showcase why it remains the perfect location for science companies looking to grow and collaborate. It will be attending Genesis 2018 with several of its life sciences tenants, showcasing their activities and discussing its plans for the future development of the Park.  

Air Liquide - New Cambridge hub & launch of the Specialty Gas online catalogue

Air Liquide are please to announce our new hub in Cambridge and the launch of our latest Specialty Gases online catalogue:

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Appointed as New Chair of Rothamsted Centre For Research And Enterprise Board

Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, RoCRE, part of the historic, world-renowned Rothamsted Research campus in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, has announced the formal appointment of a new Chairperson, The Baroness Jones of Whitchurch. Baroness Jones will assume her position in December 2018 and will be responsible for leading RoCRE and its’ Board in developing the strategy and vision, providing clear strategic direction, and ensuring that RoCRE delivers for all of its’ shareholders.

Birmingham based Fin-tech company set to leverage £1m investment in a bid to disrupt the accounting industry

Image: Sudesh Sud, Founder and CEO of APARI 

Birmingham-based FinTech software company APARI is set to disrupt the accounting industry through its intuitive cloud-based web app, presenting a single platform enabling independent professionals with no accounting expertise to manage balance sheets, profit and loss, corporation tax and personal tax through housing and processing real-time simple financial data. 

Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies

Birmingham health researchers, with industry partners including health technology companies Dignio and Datatrial, have been awarded £1.1 million by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)’s Innovate UK, to investigate patients’ experience of cell and gene therapies. The funding has been provided as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Medicines Manufacturing programme.

Change in leadership at BioCity group

Image: Glenn Crocker (L) and Toby Reid (R)

BioCity Group has today announced that its founding CEO, Dr Glenn Crocker, MBE, will be stepping down at the end of the year and taking up the role of Chairman.

The UK's first dedicated vaccines manufacturing innovation centre to be located at The Oxford Science Park

The UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC) will be located at The Oxford Science Park (TOSP), one of the UK's leading parks for science and technology companies, it was announced today.

University and tech accelerator seal 5G and cyber security partnership

An agreement to boost the 5G and cyber security sectors in the Midlands has been signed between Coventry University and technology business accelerator BetaDen.

The one-year Memorandum of Understanding will see Coventry University’s Incubator Programme specialists in technical, business and enterprise, made available to BetaDen’s cohort of businesses.

The university will also open up access to its research and venture capital network, helping BetaDen firms to engage innovative cyber and 5G technologies source funding and find routes to market.

Novartis to move UK headquarters to Imperial White City, London

Novartis today announced it will move its UK headquarters to London, in a multi-million pound investment in UK life sciences. The company will relocate to The WestWorks, White City by January 2020.