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Another year of strong growth at Sci-Tech Daresbury

Business is booming for companies based at Sci-Tech Daresbury following another year of strong growth, according to data revealed in the annual tenants’ campus survey.

The survey of 97 businesses based at the leading science and technology campus revealed that more than £115 million in sales were generated in 2017, with annual sales growth of 33 per cent in the past 12 months. 

Discovery Park unveils new management team

Discovery Park, one of the UK’s leading science parks has announced a number of changes to its senior management team to drive forward the site’s future growth and development.

The new team will provide additional insight, experience and knowledge of the life science sector that will support the evolution of Discovery Park as a global centre for the life sciences and technology and ensure that it remains a significant force for years to come.

3M BIC turns five and officially launches the Huddersfield Innovation and Incubation Project


Innovation Centre celebrates five years and launches new technology offering.

One of the UK’s first business innovation centres, based in Yorkshire, celebrated its fifth anniversary in May, and officially launched the Huddersfield Innovation and Incubation Project (HIIP) as it looks ahead to the future. 

Welsh consortium secures funding to use apples to tackle obesity

From left: Dr Jonathan Hughes and Adam Charlton

A Welsh consortium has secured £350,000 of research and development funding to help tackle childhood obesity using apples in an innovative way.

Touch Biometrix recognised as key player

Disruptive fingerprint technology company Touch Biometrix has been recognised as one of the Top 20 global key players in a new report.

The Welsh company made it on to the newly published market forecast report for the fingerprint sensing industry alongside other leading players including Apple.

The new research report predicts the fingerprint sensor market is expected to grow from $4.25 billion in 2018 to $8.8 billion by 2023.

OncoMark announces appointment of Professor John Crown as Chief Medical Officer


Pictured at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin where OncoMark is headquartered are Des O'Leary, CEO, OncoMark and Professor John Crown, CMO, OncoMark. (Nick Bradshaw, Fotonic).

Warwick company launching clinical study in fertility

Caption: Rob Milnes, CEO of Fertility Focus, with the app and Jane Talbot, centre manager at the Warwick Innovation Centr

A Warwick company which was launched to help women become pregnant is set to start an additional large-scale clinical study in the UK and USA.

Companies move into £7m extension at Fareham Innovation Centre

Three expanding companies are to relocate to larger workspaces within a flourishing innovation centre in south Hampshire, following a £7 million extension which opens last week.

They currently operate out of Fareham Innovation Centre’s original £5.3m building, which opened three years ago with 24 offices and 15 light-manufacturing workshops.

More than 40 businesses from the marine, engineering and aerospace sectors rapidly filled the building by Solent Airport, with near 100% occupancy achieved within 12 months.


A science based business at Discovery Park has expanded to meet growing demand for its work in providing expertise in the management of outsourced activities in bioanalysis and logistics.

A4P was set up in 2011 with just two members of staff. They now have six staff located at their Sandwich office with a further two employees based remotely in Cambridge and Munich supporting international clients.

Touch Biometrix to make passwords obsolete

Disruptive fingerprint technology company Touch Biometrix has secured funding to progress its plans to eradicate the need for computer and mobile phone passwords.

The initial £150,000 seed investment from Deepbridge Capital will enable the business to develop new fingerprint sensos which will revolutionise a range of consumer electronics and enhance security for users.