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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dignitaries from around the region gathered at Loughborough University on Thursday 26 March to celebrate the completion of the first phase of construction of the new Advanced Technology Innovation Centre.
The Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC) is the first new building to be developed as part of the expansion of Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP).