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Minister marks first phase of construction of the National Innovation Centre

Pictured: from left - Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Pat Richie and Professor John Burn

The first phase of progress on a £50 million home for business, academics and the public, which will put the UK at the forefront of AI, digital economy and Ageing Society is being marked today.

The Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been to the roof of Newcastle University’s National Innovation Centre to mark the completion of the exterior.

University of Birmingham researchers one step closer to developing eye drops for age-related macular degeneration

Scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK, are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 

AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world.  Its prevalence is increasing dramatically as the population ages and it is estimated that, by 2020, there will be about 200 million people worldwide with the condition.  In the UK alone, there are over 500,000 people with late stage AMD.

Discovery Park Tenant - Clinical Venture Services pioneers potentially life-changing medical solution for high blood pressure

Science business Clinical Venture Services (CVS), based at Discovery Park, has pioneered a potentially life-changing trial which uses a device-based solution as an alternative to lifelong drug treatment for managing high blood pressure.

The start-up company, which moved to Discovery Park last year, was  contracted by medical device company, ReCor Medical to run a study to explore how the device could improve the condition.

Construction starts on Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus

Construction work on the £40.5m Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus is set to start on 2 July 2018 at Aberystwyth University’s Gogerddan campus near Pen

University of Birmingham spinout appoints General Manager for China Office

University of Birmingham spinout, Smart Antenna Technologies Ltd (SAT), has appointed James Li as General Manager for the company’s operations in China.

James will be based at Smart Antenna’s new office and testing facility at the National Innovation Park in Suzhou, China. The company intends to have up to 50 people at the facility within 2 years. 

Engine Shed on Tour students go back to primary school

On Tuesday 10th July, students from Merchants Academy in Withywood, Bristol, visited their feeder school, Merchants Primary School, to share the films they created on their day with Engine Shed on Tour visiting Hargreaves Lansdown and Future Space.

Silverstone Park developer MEPC appoints Gaia Innovation to launch skills pilot project

Image shows l-r: Diane Fisher, Business/Careers Leader & Scott Wade, Deputy Headteacher, Kingsthorpe College; Roz Bird, Commercial Director, Silverstone Park; Julia Muir, CEO, Gaia Innovation; Neil Patterson, Principal, Silverstone UTC; Andy McGinnes, Headteacher & Pete Roberts, Deputy Headteacher, Buckingham School.

Solihull company adds new service to aid growth

Caption: Janet Bunch from the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre (left) with Lindsay Barnett from MCP Consulting Group

An international consultancy firm based in the West Midlands has added an extra service to support its SME clients.

Collaboration drives £17.3m boost for Sci-Tech Daresbury companies

Pictured: Jan Rogers, Arcis Biotechnologyread their case study here

The collaborative culture at Sci-Tech Daresbury has driven a £17.3 million boost for companies operating at the award-winning science and technology campus. 

Engine Shed partners with RWA Exhibition on two STEM workshops

In July, Engine Shed is hosting two events in collaboration with an exhibition at the RWA and Centrespace Gallery, Bristol. ‘The Heart of the Matter’ exhibition is led by bio-engineer Dr Giovanni Biglino with Dr Andrew Shearn and exhibition producer, Anna Ledgard.