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15-year-old set to fly the flag for young techies at the UK Space Agency

Innovation Birmingham-based 15-year-old digital tech entrepreneur Kari Lawler is set to pitch in front of UK Space Agency heads in June after winning the UK Space SatelLife Challenge 2018.

The Challenge was launched by the UK Space Agency, offering the chance for 11-22-year-olds to get expert advice around their ideas on how satellites can improve life on Earth. 

New £2m tech incubator will create 2000 jobs in Manchester

Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) has launched a new £2m tech incubator that will result in up to 2,000 jobs being created in data science and technology innovation companies over the next ten years.

The incubator, supported by a £2m award from Manchester City Council,  will provide start-ups with a wide package of business support services and is designed for start-ups working in areas such as artifical intelligence, data analytics, cyber security, cloud technologies and digital health.

Global automotive technology firm chooses Exeter Science Park to grow

Global software as a service developer, Eight Technology (with its Dealerweb Showroom and React platforms) is the first company to have signed to move into the grow-on buildings at Exeter Science Park to accommodate its expanding team.

University College Dublin opens Ireland's first hospital knowledge transfer network

Pictured (from left) Gordon Dunne, Chief Executive, The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital; Professor Michael Keane, Acting CEO, St. Vincent’s University Hospital; Dr Ena Walsh, Life Sciences Case Manager, Technology Transfer, UCD and Tom Flanagan, Director of Enterprise and Commercialisation, UCD.     Photograph Nick Bradshaw

 

Warwick Castle joins forces with Innovation Birmingham-based company CMA video

Boasting almost a thousand years of history, Warwick Castle has collaborated with Innovation Birmingham-based production company CMA Video to deliver a modern-day celebration of the medieval site’s 950th anniversary.  

Exactly 950 individual pictures were combined to form a one-off portrait mosaic in April to honour William the Conqueror, who built the original castle in 1068. 

Engine Shed appoints Briony Phillips as its Associate Director

Engine Shed has announced the appointment of Briony Phillips as Associate Director. Briony has been part of Engine Shed’s team since May 2017 as the organisation’s Scale Up Enabler. The new position will continue to focus on development of the scale up ecosystem and support of the Growth Hub, with part funding of the role by WECA for this purpose.

Pentland's TC BioPharm broadens treatment pipeline

TC BioPharm Ltd (TCB) and Scotia Biologics announced today that they have formed a strategic collaboration to co-develop novel proprietary tumour-specific antibodies for TCB’s CAR-T platform. Using Scotia’s unique, proven technology, the two companies will develop a range of cancer-targeting single-chain antibodies, each of which can be formulated to treat a specific type of cancer. Antibodies developed by Scotia will be incorporated into TCB’s therapeutic ImmuniCAR® product range.

£150,000 triggers growth for EdTech specialist

Image: Sallie Allen and Jon Allen of Enploy

Birmingham-based learning and development consultancy, Enploy is set to double its workforce after raising £150,000 of investment from London-based Jenson SEIS Fund.

Accepted onto the coveted Barclays Eagle Labs incubator at Innovation Birmingham in May 2017, Enploy teaches entrepreneurial thinking to help young people and companies drive success through its online diagnostic, e-learning platform and face-to-face workshops.

MSP looks to the future with Tesla's advanced energy storage in UK industry first

Manchester Science Partnerships has unveiled an industry-first for science and tech parks: one of advanced energy pioneer Tesla’s Powerpacks, outside the Bright Building.

To our knowledge this is also the first commercial installation in the North West.

Transport and communication leaders launch programme with Innovation Birmingham to bolster support for small businesses

Leading organisations in the transport and construction sectors have launched a new incubation programme to accelerate the growth of innovative SMEs and start-ups in the region, and help Birmingham strive towards affirming its status as a smart city.