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Member News

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EdTech specialist partners with Innovation Birmingham to provide region's entrepreneurs with new self-development tool

Specialist EdTech start-up Enploy has joined forces with Innovation Birmingham, the leading location for the region’s digital tech community, to bring together the region’s most established support system for entrepreneurs with a brand new online entrepreneurship diagnostic tool.

Minerva Business Angel Network has a new man at the helm

An angel investment organisation, which has pumped £8.5 million into more than 65 companies in the Midlands, has a new man at the helm.

 The Minerva Business Angel Network, operated by the University of Warwick Science Park, has six syndicates across the region and, together with direct investment, has helped to lever an additional £25 million into start-up and early stage companies.

Government space chief heads up North East conference

Industry leaders from across the UK will be heading to the North East for a conference designed to help businesses capitalise on the growing, multi-million pound space sector.

Graham Turnock, CEO of the UK Space Agency, the Government agency responsible for the UK’s civil space programme, and Stuart Martin, CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult, are just two of the speakers on March 22 who will be telling the region’s business owners how they can tap into the burgeoning market.

Allia issues over £250 million in bonds to support charities and impact ventures

More than a quarter of a billion pounds has been raised by Cambridge not-for-profit Allia – with half that sum (£125 million) being issued in 2017 alone. Finance raised over the years is helping to tackle global and local issues such as unemployment, climate change, social exclusion and affordable housing.

Exeter Science Park to host "Building a Lean, Mean Business Machine" with Chris Lorimer

Building a Lean, Mean Business Machine – with Chris Lorimer  at The STEMM Cell 

Engine Shed celebrates 4th year anniversary

Engine Shed opened its doors to over 100 invitees on 23rd January with an event to mark its 4th anniversary, which focused on the launch of new projects, and a reflection on its successes so far.

Silverstone Technology Cluster holds 1st annual conference

Leading figures from the worlds of engineering and business have praised the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s first Annual Conference for opening up a new world of opportunity for high-tech companies inside the region.

Babraham Research Campus launch new bio-incubator and life-science accelerator capability.

Accelerate@Babraham is supported by AstraZeneca, MedImmune, One Nucleus, and RxCelerate.

A new bio-incubator and life science accelerator capability has been launched at the Babraham Research Campus. Accelerate@Babraham is designed to support the earliest stages of new life-science ventures, by providing easy-access laboratory and office space, (the ‘bio-incubator’) together with supporting programmes of business, science, finance and entrepreneurial mentoring (the ‘accelerator’) provided by strategic partners.

Public partners reach campus-wide agreement for Edinburgh BioQuarter


Four major public sector organisations have come together behind a new plan to develop Edinburgh BioQuarter.

The five-year collaboration agreement sees the City of Edinburgh Council joining NHS Lothian, Scottish Enterprise and the University of Edinburgh as official partners at the health and science campus.

Alta Innovations relaunches as University of Birmingham Enterprise


Alta Innovations Ltd, the 100%-owned technology transfer company for the University of Birmingham, announces it has changed its name to University of Birmingham Enterprise Ltd.   

Under the new name, University of Birmingham Enterprise Ltd will carry on the operations of Alta Innovations, including IP, licensing, and the Academic Consultancy Service.