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How Covid-19 has changed the future of workplace design forever

How Covid-19 has changed the future of workplace design forever

The global pandemic has changed workplace design forever. It’s informed us of what’s inherently important to our people, and we can use this to create spaces to support them in new ways of working. So what will your future office be like? Covid-19 has created a huge...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: the current position

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: the current position

Following the successful launch of the claims portal on 20 April, the scheme has now been extended in its present form until the end of July. What is the current position? The first announcement of the Scheme on Friday 20th March explained that the Government...

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Innovation Assets as Leadership Symbols

Innovation Assets as Leadership Symbols

We may be entering the deepest recession for 300 years. There are 6 million people furloughed - across all sectors - and many businesses are in hibernation, clinging on and hoping for clarity of when the lockdown will end, what 'post-lockdown' will really mean and...

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Heavenly Connections

Heavenly Connections

The network increasing awareness of angel investor benefits Minerva Business Angels are part of the University of Warwick Science Park Ltd and initially started as an informal network in 1994.  In 2010 we formed our first investment group and from there we have...

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Heading in the right direction

Heading in the right direction

Transformational transport investment for Northern regeneration Productivity is vital for economic growth. It determines the wealth, wages and living standards of a society and is critical for ensuring the long-term success of a country. The Government has said that...

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The state of investment into UK Life Sciences companies

The state of investment into UK Life Sciences companies

Some of the key challenges of the 21st century will be biological; ageing populations, antibiotic resistant bacteria, and the threat of epidemics, as illustrated by the spread of the coronavirus, are just a few of the developments that require urgent attention....

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Investment in the scientific sector: more than just money

Investment in the scientific sector: more than just money

Science is a vast, exciting arena, holding enormous promise in many walks of life, where dedicated science parks play a huge role in supporting businesses of all sizes – from start-ups and SMEs to multinational corporations. Traditionally, science parks have provided...

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Next steps on Government support for start-ups

Next steps on Government support for start-ups

After the announcement of the Government support for startups earlier this week, we wanted to explain a little more about what the next steps on this package of support will be, and how you can input.First, as you will likely have seen the Government’s £1.25bn support...

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How COVID-19 could affect our sector?

How COVID-19 could affect our sector?

So what effect is Covid-19 having on our sector? Property Investors are telling us that they will still invest if deals can be agreed and valuers can underwrite the figures. And they want to work towards reaching further agreements. Some occupiers are still keen to...

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The High Value Manufacturing Catapult: as good as it gets.

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult: as good as it gets.

Back in 2010, as the country worked to pull itself out of the teeth of the financial crisis, UK businesses were facing a bumpy ride. Output growth was weak and expected to stagnate in the face of weak global and domestic demand.  Global forecasters were...

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