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Innovation hub aims to deliver innovation and growth for Scotland's life sciences industry


BioCity Scotland, the country's largest business park and incubator space for life sciences companies, is to launch a public-private innovation hub which aims to massively grow Scotland's life sciences sector by teaming together with bio-pharmaceutical and big data companies, Scotland's 16 universities, NHS Scotland and Scotland's eight innovation centres.

Interactive training by Innovation Birmingham Campus-based e-learning company rolled out across 42 countries

Learning technology specialist GuyKat Solutions has moved into a larger office at the Innovation Birmingham Campus in order to double the size of its team to 12.

The company – established at the Innovation Birmingham Campus five years ago – produces tailored corporate training for delivery online.  The training is animated, interactive, self-paced and blends gaming elements with voice-led instruction and video.

Three new businesses launch at York Science Parks’ Springboard


York Science Park has recently welcomed three new businesses to its start-up space, Springboard.  Springboard is designed to provide a stimulating and flexible environment for early stage businesses whilst they become established and its latest residents comprise a company registration agent, a software company specialising in the education sector and a company providing innovative IT solutions and support for SMEs.

New Tenant Agalimmune Praises ‘DYNAMIC’ Discovery Park


A science company working at the cutting edge of cancer research is thriving after taking the decision to leave Cambridge and set up home in Sandwich.

Agalimmune was launched in April 2013 to explore the treatment potential of a new technology, discovered in the United States, to target and destroy cancer cells.

The business originally used a laboratory, leased by its parent company, Loxbridge Research, at Granta Park in Cambridge but ultimately found the location was holding back its work.

Loughborough University’s Advanced Technology Innovation Centre takes shape

Dignitaries from around the region gathered at Loughborough University on Thursday 26 March to celebrate the completion of the first phase of construction of the new Advanced Technology Innovation Centre. 

The Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC) is the first new building to be developed as part of the expansion of Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP).

UK Space Agency joins forces with SETsquared


The UK Space Agency has joined forces with SETsquared - Europe’s top university business incubator programme - to help foster new innovations in space-related technology.

Bruntwood announces acquisition of the former BBC site

Bruntwood has announced that it has acquired the former BBC site on Oxford Road. Manchester from Realty Estates.  It is a key strategic acquisition which, with the company’s adjacent holdings, will comprise an 8 acre development site and will see Bruntwood consolidate its significant interest in Corridor, Manchester.

HM Treasury Praises Tax Insight for input into the HMRC Consultation on Improving R & D Reliefs.

It's always nice to end the week on good news and HMRC / HM Treasury have written to Maria Kitt today taking forward our recent input into the 2015 R & D Consultation. It is good to see HMRC sweeping through a number of uplifts to R & D reliefs complementing the creative sector and video game credits. The increase in R & D rates for both SME and large companies from 01 April 2015 will make a real difference to tech and research companies carrying out R & D.

In a 'letter' to Maria Kitt, HM Policy advisors thank us for our input and confirm:

Webinar: How can SME's Manage Quality in a Cost Effective Way?

How can SME's Manage Quality in a Cost Effective Way?


Address: Online Webinar

Date: Wednesday 25th March

Time: 15:00 – 15:30

Hosted by Sean Forrest, these webinars are designed specifically for SME’s in the life sciences, medical device, biopharm, and pharmaceutical sectors who want to discover how to maintain their quality, compliance and document management systems in a cost-effective way. 

Last chance to apply for Innovation Birmingham’s €225,000 Low Carbon Accelerator


The application deadline for Innovation Birmingham’s €225,000 Low Carbon Accelerator programme is Monday 23rd March 2015. There are places available for over 30 start-ups located in the West Midlands wishing to launch products or services that address the climate change agenda.

In addition to a wide range of incubation support, grants of up to €20,000 will be awarded to the most promising start-ups, in order to enable them to bring their products/services to market in an accelerated timescale.