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Member News

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Local authorities secure £1.2m for innovation challenge

Durham County Council and Blaenau Gwent Borough Council have launched a call for technology businesses to develop innovative solutions that can capture and analyse data to transform Local Authority service delivery. Development funding is provided under the GovTech Catalyst Fund scheme and the competition opens for applications on 24 September.

University of Bath and South Gloucestershire Council team up to buy Bristol & Bath Science Park

The University of Bath and South Gloucestershire Council have teamed up to successfully purchase the Bristol & Bath Science Park in a joint £18 million bid. The new owners will use their complementary strengths, expertise and networks to fully realise the Park’s potential as a centre of excellence for research and development across the region.

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Kent Renewal Energy Plant at Discovery Park has successfully commenced operations

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is pleased to announce that the combined heat and power plant (CHP) Kent Renewable Energy, with a capacity of 27 MW, has successfully commenced operations.

BioHub Birmingham develops new incubator space to meet increasing demand for biomedical facilities

The BioHub Birmingham® is constructing 5,000sq ft of self-contained laboratory and office suites to meet an increasing demand for biomedical incubator space.

The BioHub opened in 2015 and its shared facilities on the ground floor are now operating at capacity. 

Potter Clarkson's London expansion

Potter Clarkson has announced its recent investment in a new London presence following the acquisition of specialist trade mark practice Wildbore and Gibbons. Established for more than 130 years, Potter Clarkson are delighted to bring on board the pedigree and experience of their attorneys to further enhancetheir trade mark offering. 

Scotland's Life Sciences start-ups to benefit from BioCity's specialist support

The Scotland team of coaches and consultants with BioCity’s Toby Reid (Managing Director) and Colin Roberts (Director of Venture Development).

Four Pharma experts team up to launch new life science consultancy

Four colleagues, who previously worked together in the Innovative Medicines Unit (IMU) at Grünenthal, have combined their strategic and operational R&D expertise to launch a new life sciences consultancy, TherapeutAix, based in Aachen, Germany. 

Specialising in fibrotic disease, inflammation and orphan indications, but with a track record across multiple therapeutic areas, TherapeutAix combines hands-on experience with an integrated R&D network to help medicines reach patients.

Sci-Tech Daresbury announces seven Gold Partners

A special team of industry experts have been appointed to provide business and technical support to the growing number of SMEs based at leading science campus Sci-Tech Daresbury

Grant Thornton, IBM, Marks & Clerk, Michael Page, RTC North, Slater Heelis and the University of Liverpool have been announced as Sci-Tech Daresbury’s seven Gold Partners for 2018/19. 

South West's scale up community boosted by launch of Engine Shed and West of England Growth Hub's new Growth Map

Image: Briony Phillips, Engine Shed.

An innovative new Growth Map supporting the South West economy has been launched today, Wednesday 12th September, by Engine Shed and the West of England Combined Authority through its Growth Hub