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Member News

Member News

Bristol’s Engine Shed and SETsquared incubator are walking the talk - and scaling up!

 

Following the publication of the review of its first three years, and the submission of the planning application for Engine Shed 2, the Engine Shed team are recruiting to scale up its own activities.

Engine Shed, the collaboration between Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol hosts, among other things, the global no. 1 business incubator, SETsquared.

Construction starts on £7.4m science park expansion

 

The next phase in ambitious plans to attract more high-tech, fast growing companies to one of the country’s leading science parks gets underway today. 

Social Enterprise awards opportunities from UnLtd at Engine Shed

UnLtd and Engine Shed have announced a new partnership to support social entrepreneurs in Bristol and the South West. The collaboration will allow UnLtd staff and award winners free access to Engine Shed’s Business Lounge; conveniently located next to Bristol Temple Meads station.

Cleantech for Acceleration programme looking for applications from start-up businesses

Innovation Birmingham’s Cleantech for Acceleration (CT4A) programme is back, offering grants of up to €20,000 to start-up businesses focussed on energy technologies and sustainability.

Companies urged to take part in pioneering health programme

 

INNOVATIVE organisations are being urged to take part in a pioneering initiative to tackle the major health issues associated with social isolation in the North East.

Work completes at another world class Sci-Tech Daresbury facility

 

A MAJOR milestone has been reached with the completion of a new state-of-the-art business facility at the flagship Sci-Tech Daresbury Enterprise Zone. 

Practical completion of Techspace One, a three-storey, self-contained building comprising 46,000 sq ft of high quality wet and dry laboratories, grade A office accommodation, meeting hubs and break out areas, took place this week.

Countdown begins to Opening of Region's £60M 'Building of the Future'

 

The countdown has begun to the official opening of Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building which is due to be completed August 2017.

The state-of-the-art structure on Science Central will be the new home for the University’s School of Computing Science and its 1,395 staff and students.

It is the second of the University’s buildings to be completed on the site, following the opening of The Key building in 2015, and has been designed not just as a place for research and learning but as a research experiment itself.

Kent based sterile technology company FutureNova enjoys international success first US sales with plans to scale up manufacturing to meet market demand from the health sector

 

FutureNova Ltd, backed by the Kent County Council run EXEK equity fund, has made its first successful sales in the United States with plans for a rapid scale up of its Kent based production process following a take-off in overseas demand for its FlipPad® sterile iPad® case.

Fashion meets technology as designers, innovators and business experts come together to create future trends

 

The fashion industry contributes £26bn to the UK economy, but developments in fashion technology have been far and few between.

Recent innovations mean that consumers can now wear a dress that lights up as it reacts to social media notifications, or shoes that automatically adjust to reduce pressure from tight laces and avoid the wearer slipping if they’re too loose.