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Member News

Member News

Project to light up photonics innovation in County Durham

AN INNOVATION project has been launched to help companies tapping into the thriving space industry scale up faster as they take their cutting edge products to market.

STEPHANIE, delivered in County Durham by Business Durham, is a five-year EU-funded Interreg programme which will help promote research and innovation in the space and photonics industry in the North East and the wider UK.

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based Wambiz secures £2m deal with Tribal Group


Tribal Group plc has acquired the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and exclusive distribution rights for the Wambiz private social network to the education markets across the UK, Australia and New Zealand in a deal worth in the region of £2m. The edtech start-up – based at the Innovation Birmingham Campus – is now focused on expansion into mainland Europe and the US. 

Innovative healthcare entrepreneurs from the West learn to take business ideas forward


Budding healthcare innovators from the West of England learned how to take their cutting-edge technology and business ideas to the next level when they met in Corsham last month.

Creative Places win UKSPA award for work on Cambridge Biomedical Campus


Creative Places has been recognised by the UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) for its work over a number of years in helping make Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) one of the leading locations for Biomedical R&D in Europe.

High-tech Bath start-ups take on Canary Wharf to pitch to corporate giants


Two of Bath’s most exciting high-tech, high growth potential start-ups showcased to big name corporates including EDF Energy, Rolls-Royce and Samsung for the chance to have their product adopted by the business giants at KPMG in Canary Wharf, London, recently (25 May).

Astrazeneca global R&D Centre and HQ tops out



AstraZeneca marked a key milestone in its successful move to Cambridge with the topping out of its new state-of-the-art strategic R&D centre and global corporate headquarters at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC).

Seminar for Local Authority Business Centres & Flexible Workspace Providers


UKSPA members ip-Xchange are holding a free seminar in Nuneaton on Thursday 29 June 2017 for Seminar for Local Authority and Flexible Workspace Providers. The event is hosted by Warwickshire County Council and considers "Maximising Revenue Vs Economic Growth Objectives: Conflict or Opportunity?"

Sci-Tech Daresbury Receives Royal Seal of Approval


Sci-Tech Daresbury and IBM Research Collaborative Campus at Hartree Centre Receives Royal Seal of Approval

HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has officially opened the new Hartree Centre building at Sci-Tech Daresbury during a visit to the world-leading campus.

Apprenticeships and Skills - Colworth Science Park (15 June)

Unilever are holding an Apprenticeships & Skill event at Colworth on Thursday, 15th June, and are keen to promote the session to other employers who may have, or are considering, taking on Higher Level Apprentices, and are keen to work with existing 'Trailblazers' in order to take maximum advantage of the programme.

More details can be downloaded here.

Innovation Birmingham's Maker Wharf gets green light


Birmingham City Council has given the green light for Innovation Birmingham’s latest development, Maker Wharf. 

The project will become the fourth building at Innovation Birmingham Campus and will encompass over 21,527 sq ft of digital prototyping, fabrication and manufacturing space set across four floors. Designed by AHR, Maker Wharf will also benefit from flexible office space and will be located adjacent to the Campus’ flagship iCentrum building.