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Virtual reality specialist Daden awarded £230,000 by Innovate UK


Daden Limited – a virtual reality specialist based at the Innovation Birmingham Campus –has been awarded nearly £230,000 by Innovate UK for its ‘Virtual Field Trips as a Service’ initiative. 

NHS Clinical Research Network chooses Coventry as base to support regional operations


The West Midlands Clinical Research Network (CRN: West Midlands) has chosen Coventry as a base to support its regional operations.

The Network is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) which operates nationally to deliver medical research for the NHS and commercial industry.

The Network covers the entire West Midlands region, and has recently taken office space at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre in Binley.

Business Minister officially opens Advanced Technology Innovation Centre


Business Minister, Anna Soubry, officially opened the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC) today. She was joined by senior representatives of Charnwood Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership, all key partners in the expansion of Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP).

ATIC offers flexible office and lab space for growing businesses and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

BDP wins masterplanning role at Cardiff University's Innovation Campus

BDP Bristol have won the masterplanning role at the Innovation Campus for Cardiff University. The high-profile £300m project is an ambitious development that will deliver four new research centres on the brownfield Maindy Road site in Cathays; the same campus on which the Bristol engineering team delivered theRICS Award 2015 Highly Commended Haydn Ellis Medical Research Faculty.

Designs unveiled for £20m Menai Science Park as Minister visits site

Development of Menai Science Park (M-SParc) took another step forward with the unveiling of the architectural designs for the first building proposed at the Gaerwen site during a visit by Minister for Economy, Science and Transport Edwina Hart.

Loughborough's Advanced Technology Innovation Centre open for business


A new innovation centre for high-tech small firms in the Midlands, which will help create 750 jobs in the local area, has been opened.

A new innovation centre for high-tech small firms in the Midlands, which will help create 750 jobs for people in the local area,was opened (26 October 2015) by Business Minister Anna Soubry.

SETsquared named as best university business incubator in Europe for third time


SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in Europe for the third year running.

Scientists of the Future take First Step to Career Success at Discovery Park


Discovery Park has delivered much success for East Kent in the three years since it took over the site, continuing the scientific expertise that has been part of the site’s history for decades,

With 2,300 jobs and 125 firms – there were five originally – it has put Sandwich in the same league as Oxford and Cambridge for scientific excellence but that is only half the story.

€100,000 to be shared across seven low carbon start-ups on Innovation Birmingham’s accelerator programme


 €100,000 (£72,484) of initial investment cash is being shared across seven start-ups on Innovation Birmingham’s Low Carbon Accelerator programme, which is part of the European-funded Climate-KIC initiative.

The low carbon start-ups pitched for the investment funding, in front of a panel of three industry judges. The process was facilitated by one of the programme’s Entrepreneur s in Residence.