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Interest in GAIN Growth Fund tops £15m


The GAIN Growth Fund is considering £15.7m in expressions of interest from businesses in the South West peninsula. 

Businesses across the region able to demonstrate strong growth plans were invited to bid to the £3.2m GAIN Growth Fund for grants of between £25,000 and £1m to support the delivery of a specific project which will create new jobs for the region. 

Budget boost for Sci-Tech Daresbury Enterprise Zone

Businesses locating to Sci-Tech Daresbury Enterprise Zone will benefit from tax incentives for a further three years, under measures announced by the Chancellor in yesterday’s Budget.

This means that businesses moving to the Sci-Tech Daresbury Enterprise Zone will benefit from business rate discounts for five years, with the offer extending until March 2018.

Cleanroom services partnership brings synergy for customers

Two award-winning laboratory service providers have joined forces to create greater synergy for customers.

Cleanroom manufacturer Connect2Cleanrooms and specialist laboratory relocation provider Andrew Porter Limited have formed a partnership agreement, which is set to complement and enhance each firm’s service provision. 

The future's bright at Alderley Park

Alderley parkManchester Science Parks (MSP) has outlined its vision for the future of AstraZeneca’s former R&D site in Cheshire, Alderley Park, which it acquired in March.

MSP said it wants to maintain top quality bioscience as the cornerstone of its commercial strategy at the 400-acre site.

North West Regional Science Park - a step closer

NWRSPTAOISEACH Enda Kenny has turned the sod on the €4.5m North West Regional Science Park in Letterkenny. 

Informance secures major growth at Warwick Science Park

informanceA Warwick-based business intelligence and data analytics firm has boosted its own business performance and secured major growth. 

30 low carbon start-ups for Innovation Birmingham’s incubation programme

IB0 early-stage low carbon business have embarked on the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme, led by Innovation Birmingham. In addition to receiving a structured programme of support and office space, two thirds of the start-ups will receive up to €10,000 of grant funding to take their product to market.

12 Norwich Research Park scientists feature in top 1% of world's most highly cited

Norwich ranked 4th in UK as 12 Norwich Research Park scientists feature in top 1% of world's most highly cited

17 June 2014

Figures announced this month from Thomson Reuters has placed Norwich as 4th city in the UK for the number or scientists ranked in the global list of the top 1% by publication citation.

With 12 scientists featuring in the list from across the Norwich Research Park - from The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of East Anglia and John Innes Centre - Norwich is placed fourth behind Cambridge, London and Oxford.

Sensor to help older people being developed in Coventry

A sensor which raises the alarm if older people fall or have mobility problems is being developed by a business at the University of Warwick Science Park. 

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based Majestic SEO launches new product to categorise the web

innovation birminghamInnovation Birmingham Campus-based Majestic SEO has launched a groundbreaking specialist search engine to categorise the entire World Wide Web. Called ‘Topical Trust Flow’, the innovation has been seven years in the making and is the first of its kind to eradicate the need for manually categorised website directories.