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Closing Soon: Grant to Train Engineering Employees

Last month, the government launched a new funding programme to support England’s SME engineering firms. Entitled Employer Ownership: Improving Engineering Skills in Smaller Companies, the grant is available to any small or medium-sized business in England which employs people in engineering occupations. Its aim is to help companies grow and become more productive through investing in the skills of its current and future engineers.

Occupancy at Discovery Park Increases as the Thriving Enterprise Zone Attracts Two Major Energy Companies to the Park

Discovery Park is celebrating the arrival of its latest tenants as it symbolises that the park is now at 54 percent occupancy. DONG Energy, a world leader in offshore wind, and National Grid, an international electricity and gas company, have both joined the growing tenant community at Europe’s largest science and technology park.

Daresbury’s NWC Academic Health Network celebrates technology collaborations

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) is celebrating successful collaborations with a number of innovative technology firms, which are supporting NHS Trusts across the region to implement new technology, systems and products.

UK Entrepreneurs Create a Record Number of New Businesses in 2014

UKSPA member in Hampshire welcomes news that UK entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2014, including 5,020 in Southampton and 5,988 in Portsmouth.

Stephen Brownlie, the senior centre manager at Portsmouth Technopole and Ocean Village Innovation Centre (OVIC) in Southampton, welcomes news that UK entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2014.

Two thriving innovation centres in Hampshire today welcomed news that UK entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2014.

University of Edinburgh and Genzyme collaboration to reduce Neurodegeneration in MS

University of Edinburgh scientists are set to work with leading biotechnology company Genzyme, a Sanofi company, to carry out drug discovery research that could reduce neuron damage in the brain.

The collaboration - facilitated by Edinburgh BioQuarter’s Business Development team - will focus on identifying therapeutic candidates capable of promoting remyelination and reducing neurodegeneration, mostly in relation to Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Epiphany for Exeter Science Park

Exeter Science Park has appointed three wise men in the fields of Finance, Marketing and Science Park development to join as Directors of the Park, including highly respected Science Park veteran David Rowe.

York Science Park resident launches new book on how to manage your mind using biofeedback and mindfulness

Glyn Blacklett, who runs coaching company ‘York Mind, Body, Health’ based on York Science Park, has just published a new book entitled ‘Mind-Body Intelligence: How to manage your mind using biofeedback and mindfulness’.

The book draws on Glyn’s ten years of experience as a mind and body health coach and is designed to act as an accompanying guide to the range of biofeedback devices he hires out to clients, which enable them to measure such things as muscle tension and breathing.

BioCity announces AstraZeneca Alderley Park Incubation Fund

BioCity, the Bioscience incubation specialist with locations in the East Midlands (BioCity and Medicity  in Nottingham), the North West (BioHub at Alderley Park) and Scotland (BioCity Scotland at Newhouse), has announced a new investment fund, created following a significant contribution by AstraZeneca.

The £5 million fund will be managed by BioCity and will make equity investments, typically between £50,000 and £250,000, in life science companies based at Alderley Park, Cheshire.

BioCity Chairman, Dr Louis Nisbet explains:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON SCIENCE PARK ANNOUNCES £2M DEAL

The University of Southampton Science Park has announced a ten year, £2million tenancy agreement with Chilworth Technology Ltd for Phi House, the biggest on the Park to date. The deal was orchestrated by the Science Park team and its agent Vail Williams, along with Chilworth Technology’s agent BNP Paribas.

Digital Technology Business Launches Ambitious Global Project with £500k Business Grant

JDF Associates expertise enables RNF Digital Innovation to fund ground breaking indoor digital navigation system

Leading UK digital technology business, RNF Digital Innovation needed to secure funding to develop its market leading mobile application indoor navigation service SWiFT. The ground breaking app uses clients existing technology, such as smartphones and tablets, to help create a more enjoyable and productive user experience.