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Longbridge Innovation Centre Gets Hyperfast with New Broadband


More than 60 businesses at St. Modwen’s Longbridge Technology Park have some of the world’s fastest internet speeds at their fingertips thanks to the roll out of hyperfast fibre broadband.

Tenants can now achieve connections as fast as 1000 megabits (1Gig) per second or higher. Such speeds could enable an album to be downloaded in 0.6 seconds, 500 photos to be downloaded in 21 seconds, and an HD movie in 43 seconds.

CBRE secures lettings at Liverpool Innovation Park


CBRE’s Liverpool office has secured two lettings at Liverpool Innovation Park totaling 9,600 sq ft as the firm works with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) on its plans for the future of the scheme.  

Existing tenant, Liverpool Community Health (LCH) has committed to the scheme for a further 10 years, with a 5,600 sq ft suite and CBRE has also let 4,000 sq ft to Red Production Limited who has produced some of the UK’s most popular drama series’ including Happy Valley and Last Tango In Halifax.

New Grant Competition Announced by Innovate UK – ‘Technology Inspired Innovation’


Innovate UK has recently announced that it is to invest up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas that underpin future UK growth: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communication technology (ICT).

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Innovation Park Provides Perfect New Habitat for Eco Charities


Two fast growing environmental charities have selected Stirling University Innovation Park as their new home. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Grounds for Learning have snapped up sought after business space on the scenic campus.

Solihull firm completes prestigious Church of England Contract

The Church of England has turned to a Solihull-based digital agency to help improve its internal communications.

Blanc Ltd, which is based at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, offers outsourcing, design and development services for a wide range of clients.

It was founded by Paul Evans and Steve Hawkes in 2011 after merging their respective businesses on the back of working on projects together.

Company size matters when it comes to R&D relief


HMRC have recently lost an important R & D case which reverses the tide of legal decisions back in favour of SME companies carrying out bona fide R & D work. Had they 'won', a very negative message would have fedback to the R & D sector and reversed years of hard work dedicated toward building a support network for incubator tech companies taking their development work to market.

Enterprise Awards celebrate University’s far-reaching impacts

Loughborough University celebrated its annual Enterprise Awards on Tuesday 19 May. Amongst the winners were the patented technology underpinning next generation aircraft engines; an animation project with a healing touch; and an innovative intervention to reduce sedentary workplace behaviour.

Hosted on the University’s Science and Enterprise Parks, the Enterprise Awards – now in their sixth year – recognise the impact of the University’s research partnerships as well as its game-changing students and graduates.

Expansion Success for Discovery Park Tenants


Discovery Park has proved to be just what the doctor ordered for two start-up companies which have reaped the benefits of being a part of Europe’s leading science and technology hub.

KB Occupational Health Services, set up by Kim Boggins, has been providing occupational health services and workplace support, including health and safety advice and training, for more than 17 years. Its success has moved to another level since moving onto the site.

Loughborough's HPC Midlands turns geo-data challenge into environmental planning tool

In partnership with HPC Midlands and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany), aerial mapping company Bluesky is exploring the power of supercomputers to process and deliver 3D images for a range of environmental applications. 

LUSEP tenant DFTL scoops water industry Oscar

Dynamic Flow Technologies Limited – based on Loughborough University’s Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP) – were amongst just six finalists for the Most Innovative New Technology of the Year title at the Water Industry Achievement Awards 2015 on 21 April.