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Deep Branch Technology announced as part of Forbes 30 under 30 Manufacturing & Industry 2019

This week, Deep Branch Biotechnology founders Peter Rowe (28) and Rob Mansfield (27) were announced as part of Forbes’ European 30 Under 30 Manufacturing & Industry 2019. Their technology removes carbon dioxide directly from industrial emissions, converting it into nutritious protein that is used as an environmentally friendly alternative to soy or fishmeal in animal feed.

Warwick firm beats 1,200 global start-ups to international prize

Pictured (left to right): Dirk Schafer (University of Warwick Science Park), Alan Rock, Mohammed Hussain (both 3D Technologies), Jane Talbot (University of Warwick Science Park).

An innovative Warwick company, which has developed a revolutionary measuring device, beat more than a thousand global start-up tech firms to a major international prize.

MHRA Inspection success for Nottingham's Upperton Pharma Solution

Upperton Pharma Solutions’ new spray drying pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities at Nottingham Science and Technology Park have successfully passed inspection by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Brexit IP Update

As a full service European IP firm, with offices in the UK, Denmark and Sweden, Potter Clarkson is well placed to deal with the IP implications surrounding Brexit. While the present uncertainty is unhelpful for many businesses, sooner or later the nature of the UK’s future relationship with the EU will become clear.  In the meantime, we shall continue to provide our high-quality service, including strategic global advice and representation across all aspects of intellectual property.

National Renewable Certification Scheme relocates to Sci-Tech Daresbury

A NATIONAL certification scheme is set to relocate from London to a new headquarters based at The Innovation Centre at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Liverpool City Region.

MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) is a nationally recognised quality assurance scheme, supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). They certify the microgeneration technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources.

Tender: National Innovation Centres for Aging and Data


Newcastle University is constructing a new building called the catalyst building to co-host the National Institute for Aging and the National Institute for Data.

A tender to appoint a Contractor to provide Innovation Centre building management services and marketing support has now been published and can be read here.

Engine Shed celebrates 5th birthday and reflects on achievements to date

Engine Shed celebrated its fifth birthday with over 200 friends, tenants, and members, who gathered to hear its successes to date and plans for the future, including the announcement of UKRIC’s ‘living laboratory’ to be hosted on site, and speeches from Bristol Youth Mayors, Hannah Hier and Jack Pitt.

Jobs created in Leicestershire as firm switches entire operation from London

New jobs have been created in Leicestershire after specialist feedback firm We Love Surveys relocated the entire company from London to Loughborough at the start of this year. 

The start-up company had been based in London since 2006 but, 12 months ago, opened a second office at the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC), at Loughborough University’s Enterprise & Science Park. 

GVA becomes part of Avison Young

Avison Young has recently completed acquisition of UK-based GVA. Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, the global commercial real estate services firm announced on February 1, 2019 that it had closed the acquisition to establish Avison Young among the top five commercial real estate advisory businesses in the UK.

GVA brings to Avison Young a broad portfolio of national and international clients, including UK public institutions, multinational corporations, major space users, developers, owners, lenders and investors.

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.