Guest Articles

A year of innovation at Discovery Park

A year of innovation at Discovery Park

This week marks the anniversary of my first year at Discovery Park - 12 months in which we have seen tenant numbers grow rapidly and we have welcomed an exciting mix of innovative start-ups and established names to our thriving community of life science, neuroscience...

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Building West Midlands businesses’ innovative capacity

Building West Midlands businesses’ innovative capacity

Brexit and Covid-19 have caused mass uncertainty in the business world. Organisations in the Midlands are seeking help to adapt to changes in the market, find opportunities, and create new products and services. Patrick Bek, Head of Service Innovation and...

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The value of community

The value of community

On the back of the pandemic, life sciences are riding high. The speed at which vaccines have been developed and supply chains built has shown the potential and agility of this sector. Last year the UK’s biotech industries attracted £4.5bn in funding – a rise of £1.7bn...

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Building a future for cutting -edge science

Building a future for cutting -edge science

Rui Dinis, Head of Life Sciences, Elementa Consulting, is a life sciences expert who has spent more than 20 years exploring the drivers behind the complex design of laboratories, discusses how we can add value to limited space to support the future of the UK’s...

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Levelling up requires an end to policy churn

Levelling up requires an end to policy churn

Stronger links between civil servants and R&D would help local economies, says Patrick Bonnett No-one could argue with the profound need to level up the UK. We are one of the most geographically unequal major economies in the world, and inequality has worsened...

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Levelling Up White Paper and Life Sciences

Levelling Up White Paper and Life Sciences

The UK Government’s recently released “Levelling up White Paper” makes for interesting reading in the context of the life sciences sector. In advance of a more in-depth review, here are some of the key points and my thoughts, focusing on two of the main areas of...

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Making innovation in business accessible

Making innovation in business accessible

In order for innovation to be successful, it needs to be a collaborative, open process where the tools are available to everyone. Joanna Birch – Director of Innovation, Enterprise and Employability at Birmingham City University – explains how the University is taking...

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Budget will not meet ambitions of Innovation Strategy

Budget will not meet ambitions of Innovation Strategy

Authors: Patrick Bonnett, Steve Yianni and Jane Gate Slowing investment will make science superpower status less likely, say Patrick Bonnett and colleagues The budget was a chance to begin implementing the government’s Innovation Strategy. Launching the strategy...

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Avison Young releases Ten Trends for a Zero Carbon World

Avison Young releases Ten Trends for a Zero Carbon World

Avison Young has released its Ten Trends for a Zero Carbon World, a look at how actions to address climate change are impacting the development, investment and occupation of real estate.  A key component of the wider Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) debate,...

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