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Oxbridge’s life science arc-celeration

Oxbridge’s life science arc-celeration

If Covid was a storm, it’s fair to say the life sciences sector has not only weathered it, but is well on its way to curing it too. Pre-Covid (yes, such days did exist), the life sciences sector was already flourishing but the global pandemic has undoubtedly...

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Cities as crucibles for innovation

Cities as crucibles for innovation

One impact of gigabit connectivity and enhanced processing power deriving from the digital revolution is that algorithm-led innovation is increasingly driving the global knowledge economy. This technology requires less physical aggregation than 20th Century...

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Retargeting space: converting offices to labs

Retargeting space: converting offices to labs

The current demand for well-located, appropriate lab and office space has contributed to the juxtaposition of an unexpected surplus of vacant commercial space created by the COVID-19 pandemic and growing requirement from life science tenants. This presents an...

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The journey to net zero carbon science

The journey to net zero carbon science

The journey to net zero carbon buildings has started and the destination and timescales are set. All buildings in the UK are to be net zero carbon for operational energy by 2050 and all new buildings by 2030. It is estimated that approximately 80% of the 2050 building...

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Grassroots R&D is a foundation for building back better

Grassroots R&D is a foundation for building back better

Close-to-market innovation across the UK can drive recovery, say Patrick Bonnett and Steve Yianni in a recent article first published in Research Professional News The Chancellor’s budget in March marked a shift in plans to support economic growth through investment...

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A COVID story from the heart of Midlothian

A COVID story from the heart of Midlothian

Our lives changed in 2020 in a way no one could have imagined as we faced a world-wide pandemic. On both a global and local scale, the impact has been significant to health, society and the economy for all segments of the population. For many in the Life Sciences...

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