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Innovation gives us good reason for optimism

Innovation gives us good reason for optimism

With experts predicting a 25-30% drop in economic output and British tech firms posting their worst performance since the financial crash of 2008, it’s easy to see why the future might appear particularly gloomy. There are however reasons for optimism. Recessions...

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£3 Million in Additional EU Funding Awarded to AberInnovation

£3 Million in Additional EU Funding Awarded to AberInnovation

The Welsh Government has today announced an additional £3 million in revenue funding for the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AberInnovation). The EU funding will allow the Campus to develop a pipeline of collaborative research and development projects...

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Innovation and  the new office

Innovation and the new office

What role can innovation play in ensuring collaboration continues if we can’t be physically present?  And how might offices be used going forward? Tom Renn, Managing Director - Bruntwood SciTech Manchester looks at how workspaces may now evolve. Last week I...

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Office demand post Covid -19

Office demand post Covid -19

Now that lockdown measures are beginning to ease and the prospect of meeting up with friends and family in a restaurant or having a drink in a pub has arrived, businesses are planning for what a return to the workplace will look like. But as lockdown measures...

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COVID-19 has accelerated innovation in Surrey

COVID-19 has accelerated innovation in Surrey

A survey amongst Surrey Research Park tenants reveals that over 50% of respondents are pivoting their business or diversifying their product range or service as a result of COVID-19. Surrey Research Park is home to some of the county’s most innovative and dynamic...

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Successful innovation – the real risk is not doing it at all

Successful innovation – the real risk is not doing it at all

Innovation is synonymous with successful business. Organisations that are unable to innovate successfully often fail. Covid-19 has shaken our world and the crisis has challenged organisations of all sizes, forcing leaders to explore new ways of working. Companies born...

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MEPC welcomes ten new science and tech companies to Milton Park

MEPC welcomes ten new science and tech companies to Milton Park

Ten new science and technology companies have joined MEPC’s Milton Park, one of the leading business communities in Europe, with five new leases agreed during lockdown and five agreed previously, totalling 45,448 sq ft (4,222 sq m). The five companies that have agreed...

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The Future of the Laboratory

The Future of the Laboratory

As Covid-19 has proved a catalyst for global business change, what impact has the pandemic had on laboratory operations, investment and future design? Kath Mackay, managing director - Alderley Park, looks at what’s next for the laboratory. Last week I was lucky enough...

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SETsquared Bristol named Hottest Accelerator in Europe

SETsquared Bristol named Hottest Accelerator in Europe

SETsquared Bristol has been awarded ‘Hottest Accelerator’ in Europe at The Europas Awards. The University of Bristol led incubator, based at Engine Shed, supports the growth of technology-based businesses, helping them move from initial ideas into commercial...

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