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Molecule discovery holds promise for gene therapies for psoriasis

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a protein that could hold the key to novel gene therapies for skin problems including psoriasis – a common, chronic skin disease that affects over 100 million people worldwide. 

West Mids must close the gap on South East angel investment

Pictured: Alex Toft (second left) with some of the speakers and businesses at the Minerva end of year round-up   

Glyndwr Innovations win funding award to design a hyperspectral imaging system

A major project to design a high-tech imaging system which could revolutionise a diverse range of industries will be under discussion at a leading industry conference this week.

The project is a collaboration between Glyndŵr innovations, Airbus Defence and Space, the University of Leicester and DL Optics and is intended to design and build a prototype hyperspectral payload for airborne applications.

Glyndwr Innovations team win MOD funding for development of new innovative reconnaissance system

A major contract to develop a new innovative reconnaissance system has been won by a consortium including Glyndwr Innovations Ltd. The contract was awarded by the MOD and the UK Defence Solutions Centre (DSC) to the partnership which will see Glyndwr Innovations Ltd work as part of a consortium with Qinetiq, Airbus and Thales.

Nexus builds momentum as it nears spring opening

With its Spring 2019 opening drawing closer, the University of Leeds’ new innovation hub, Nexus, has had a strong start to Autumn with a series of new appointments, industry events and an upsurge in occupier and partnership interest.

Let it Grow - at BioCity

Fifty-one weeks of the year, the businesses based at BioCity are busy tackling global environmental and health challenges. But for one week only, they tackled a different type of challenge. 

The competition, organised by BioCity, asked companies to grow their own Christmas tree and create a festive scene around it. Click here to see some of the entries

Jisc and Eduserve to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouse

Jisc, the technology solutions organisation for higher and further education, and Eduserv, a charity specialising in digital transformation in public bodies and local government, are to merge to form a powerhouse of world-leading expertise.

The two charities will begin operating as from from 1 January 2019 and will provide technological support to more than 30 million users worldwide.

Read full story here

Discovery Park joins the life science and health care conversation at Genesis 2018


Discovery Park - and some of the businesses driving its success - will use one of the UK’s leading science events to showcase why it remains the perfect location for science companies looking to grow and collaborate. It will be attending Genesis 2018 with several of its life sciences tenants, showcasing their activities and discussing its plans for the future development of the Park.  

Air Liquide - New Cambridge hub & launch of the Specialty Gas online catalogue

Air Liquide are please to announce our new hub in Cambridge and the launch of our latest Specialty Gases online catalogue:

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Appointed as New Chair of Rothamsted Centre For Research And Enterprise Board

Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, RoCRE, part of the historic, world-renowned Rothamsted Research campus in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, has announced the formal appointment of a new Chairperson, The Baroness Jones of Whitchurch. Baroness Jones will assume her position in December 2018 and will be responsible for leading RoCRE and its’ Board in developing the strategy and vision, providing clear strategic direction, and ensuring that RoCRE delivers for all of its’ shareholders.