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Member News

Member News

Solihull firm completes prestigious Church of England Contract

The Church of England has turned to a Solihull-based digital agency to help improve its internal communications.

Blanc Ltd, which is based at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, offers outsourcing, design and development services for a wide range of clients.

It was founded by Paul Evans and Steve Hawkes in 2011 after merging their respective businesses on the back of working on projects together.

Company size matters when it comes to R&D relief

 

HMRC have recently lost an important R & D case which reverses the tide of legal decisions back in favour of SME companies carrying out bona fide R & D work. Had they 'won', a very negative message would have fedback to the R & D sector and reversed years of hard work dedicated toward building a support network for incubator tech companies taking their development work to market.

Enterprise Awards celebrate University’s far-reaching impacts

Loughborough University celebrated its annual Enterprise Awards on Tuesday 19 May. Amongst the winners were the patented technology underpinning next generation aircraft engines; an animation project with a healing touch; and an innovative intervention to reduce sedentary workplace behaviour.

Hosted on the University’s Science and Enterprise Parks, the Enterprise Awards – now in their sixth year – recognise the impact of the University’s research partnerships as well as its game-changing students and graduates.

Expansion Success for Discovery Park Tenants

 

Discovery Park has proved to be just what the doctor ordered for two start-up companies which have reaped the benefits of being a part of Europe’s leading science and technology hub.

KB Occupational Health Services, set up by Kim Boggins, has been providing occupational health services and workplace support, including health and safety advice and training, for more than 17 years. Its success has moved to another level since moving onto the site.

Loughborough's HPC Midlands turns geo-data challenge into environmental planning tool

In partnership with HPC Midlands and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany), aerial mapping company Bluesky is exploring the power of supercomputers to process and deliver 3D images for a range of environmental applications. 

LUSEP tenant DFTL scoops water industry Oscar

Dynamic Flow Technologies Limited – based on Loughborough University’s Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP) – were amongst just six finalists for the Most Innovative New Technology of the Year title at the Water Industry Achievement Awards 2015 on 21 April. 

Innovation hub aims to deliver innovation and growth for Scotland's life sciences industry

 

BioCity Scotland, the country's largest business park and incubator space for life sciences companies, is to launch a public-private innovation hub which aims to massively grow Scotland's life sciences sector by teaming together with bio-pharmaceutical and big data companies, Scotland's 16 universities, NHS Scotland and Scotland's eight innovation centres.

Interactive training by Innovation Birmingham Campus-based e-learning company rolled out across 42 countries

Learning technology specialist GuyKat Solutions has moved into a larger office at the Innovation Birmingham Campus in order to double the size of its team to 12.

The company – established at the Innovation Birmingham Campus five years ago – produces tailored corporate training for delivery online.  The training is animated, interactive, self-paced and blends gaming elements with voice-led instruction and video.

Three new businesses launch at York Science Parks’ Springboard

 

York Science Park has recently welcomed three new businesses to its start-up space, Springboard.  Springboard is designed to provide a stimulating and flexible environment for early stage businesses whilst they become established and its latest residents comprise a company registration agent, a software company specialising in the education sector and a company providing innovative IT solutions and support for SMEs.

New Tenant Agalimmune Praises ‘DYNAMIC’ Discovery Park

 

A science company working at the cutting edge of cancer research is thriving after taking the decision to leave Cambridge and set up home in Sandwich.

Agalimmune was launched in April 2013 to explore the treatment potential of a new technology, discovered in the United States, to target and destroy cancer cells.

The business originally used a laboratory, leased by its parent company, Loxbridge Research, at Granta Park in Cambridge but ultimately found the location was holding back its work.