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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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Science Parks are at the heart of a booming UK biotech sector

Science Parks are at the heart of a booming UK biotech sector

It’s my great delight to report that the UK biotech sector is going from strength to strength. Those working in our innovative science parks know first-hand the incredible science and research base at our disposal. The UK continues to be at the forefront of pioneering...

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How we can achieve a 21st Century version of the Moonshoot

How we can achieve a 21st Century version of the Moonshoot

One of the big questions facing the Government is how to accelerate sluggish economic and productivity growth. At a time of rapid economic and technological change, the places that will be successful in the knowledge economy are those that can create and commercialise...

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50 Years on: The changing face of UK Science Parks

50 Years on: The changing face of UK Science Parks

Like most industries, UK science parks have witnessed substantial changes in recent years. Long regarded as a world-leader in science and technology, a lot has changed in the UK science and tech sector since 1970, when the first science park opened in Cambridge and...

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Keep gender on the agenda – now more than ever

Keep gender on the agenda – now more than ever

Science, technology, engineering and mathematical modelling save lives – we see that more than ever in this C-19 crisis We are relying on our scientists, technologists and engineers to come up with solutions, fast, to improve health and survival rates, to support...

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