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BizzInn alumnus goes from Batteries to Baywatch

Birmingham start-up Aceleron has launched Circa - an advanced, completely reusable, lithium battery pack designed for use in homes, businesses, e-bikes and the electric watercraft used by lifeguards and rescue professionals. 

Aceleron is the brainchild of two people with a passion for batteries, Dr Amrit Chandan and Carlton Cummins, and started life in 2016 in the University of Birmingham’s business incubator, the BizzInn.

Stratford company launches new platform to help independant producers sell to food & drink outlets

Pictured (left to right): Paul Triggs, Valentine Smith, Carolyn Smith (all Comesto) with Ian McFarlane-Toms 

A Warwickshire technology company is launching a new online platform that will boost the chances of independent food and drink businesses of selling their produce into restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes.

West Midlands Regional Genetics Service relocates to the Birmingham Research Park

The West Midlands Regional Genetics Service (WMRGS) is relocating its Germline, Bioinformatics, Cancer Genetics, Business and Quality support teams to the Birmingham Research Park.

Engine Shed launches Scale Up Generator website to support fast growth businesses

Engine Shed is launching the Scale Up Generator website, in partnership with West of England Growth Hub, to help growing companies find the support they need.

R&D Tax Solutions partners with UKSPA to aid science parks

Manchester-based tax specialist, R&D Tax Solutions Ltd, has formed a partnership with United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA) to offer its members assistance with research and development projects.

Minister marks first phase of construction of the National Innovation Centre

Pictured: from left - Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Pat Richie and Professor John Burn

The first phase of progress on a £50 million home for business, academics and the public, which will put the UK at the forefront of AI, digital economy and Ageing Society is being marked today.

The Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been to the roof of Newcastle University’s National Innovation Centre to mark the completion of the exterior.

University of Birmingham researchers one step closer to developing eye drops for age-related macular degeneration

Scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK, are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 

AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world.  Its prevalence is increasing dramatically as the population ages and it is estimated that, by 2020, there will be about 200 million people worldwide with the condition.  In the UK alone, there are over 500,000 people with late stage AMD.

Discovery Park Tenant - Clinical Venture Services pioneers potentially life-changing medical solution for high blood pressure

Science business Clinical Venture Services (CVS), based at Discovery Park, has pioneered a potentially life-changing trial which uses a device-based solution as an alternative to lifelong drug treatment for managing high blood pressure.

The start-up company, which moved to Discovery Park last year, was  contracted by medical device company, ReCor Medical to run a study to explore how the device could improve the condition.

Construction starts on Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus

Construction work on the £40.5m Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus is set to start on 2 July 2018 at Aberystwyth University’s Gogerddan campus near Pen

University of Birmingham spinout appoints General Manager for China Office

University of Birmingham spinout, Smart Antenna Technologies Ltd (SAT), has appointed James Li as General Manager for the company’s operations in China.

James will be based at Smart Antenna’s new office and testing facility at the National Innovation Park in Suzhou, China. The company intends to have up to 50 people at the facility within 2 years.