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Member News

Member News

High-tech Bath start-ups take on Canary Wharf to pitch to corporate giants


Two of Bath’s most exciting high-tech, high growth potential start-ups showcased to big name corporates including EDF Energy, Rolls-Royce and Samsung for the chance to have their product adopted by the business giants at KPMG in Canary Wharf, London, recently (25 May).

Astrazeneca global R&D Centre and HQ tops out



AstraZeneca marked a key milestone in its successful move to Cambridge with the topping out of its new state-of-the-art strategic R&D centre and global corporate headquarters at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC).

Seminar for Local Authority Business Centres & Flexible Workspace Providers


UKSPA members ip-Xchange are holding a free seminar in Nuneaton on Thursday 29 June 2017 for Seminar for Local Authority and Flexible Workspace Providers. The event is hosted by Warwickshire County Council and considers "Maximising Revenue Vs Economic Growth Objectives: Conflict or Opportunity?"

Sci-Tech Daresbury Receives Royal Seal of Approval


Sci-Tech Daresbury and IBM Research Collaborative Campus at Hartree Centre Receives Royal Seal of Approval

HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has officially opened the new Hartree Centre building at Sci-Tech Daresbury during a visit to the world-leading campus.

Apprenticeships and Skills - Colworth Science Park (15 June)

Unilever are holding an Apprenticeships & Skill event at Colworth on Thursday, 15th June, and are keen to promote the session to other employers who may have, or are considering, taking on Higher Level Apprentices, and are keen to work with existing 'Trailblazers' in order to take maximum advantage of the programme.

More details can be downloaded here.

Innovation Birmingham's Maker Wharf gets green light


Birmingham City Council has given the green light for Innovation Birmingham’s latest development, Maker Wharf. 

The project will become the fourth building at Innovation Birmingham Campus and will encompass over 21,527 sq ft of digital prototyping, fabrication and manufacturing space set across four floors. Designed by AHR, Maker Wharf will also benefit from flexible office space and will be located adjacent to the Campus’ flagship iCentrum building. 

York Science Park strikes gold with Investors in People


York Science Park has joined the very top organisations in the UK by achieving the Investors in People Gold Award, and has turned its sign gold to mark the occasion.

Investors in People describes the coveted Gold Award as an achievement of world class best practice, and explains that the assessment process is key to understanding the effectiveness of how people are led, managed and developed, and the impact of this on operational results.

Coventry University - Exporting Support Survey

Coventry University Enterprises Limited (CUE) is looking for your opinions and views on the support provided to businesses selling overseas/exporting to help in the development of future regional support. 

Our survey aims to identify the current needs and wants of regional businesses looking to sell overseas/export.  And the questionnaire asks for your views on your experiences of selling overseas and the support provided (or if you are new to export – what support you might want). 

Significant Letting at Wilton Centre

Medical manufacturing company Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies has taken 15,000 sq ft of space at The Wilton Centre in Redcar.

The move represents one of the 75-acre science park's most significant lettings with the business taking two floors at the site.

It also follows Faraday Training Group taking 36,000 sq ft at the Wilton Centre earlier this year.

"This is great news for Fujifilm, the Wilton Centre and the whole of Teesside, with the expansion of a world leading company in the region," said Steve Duffield, site director at the Wilton Centre.

Job Vacancy - Blythe Valley Innovation Centre


Innovation Centre Manager

Blythe Valley Innovation Centre

(3 days)

Salary FA7 £39,324 - £46,925 pro-rata