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Central working partners with Imperial on workspace initiative


Imperial College London ThinkSpace has signed an agreement with award-winning workspace provider Central Working to create the company’s first university-linked shared workspace in London, Central Working White City. 

Exeter Science Park appoints CEO


The Board of Exeter Science Park has announced the appointment of Dr Sally Basker as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr Basker will take up the new role on 3rd April.

Dr Basker is a qualified engineer with 15 year’s senior level research and innovation experience in the aerospace, defence, energy and navigation sectors over her 25-year career.

Creative Places Appoints Leading Life Sciences Sector Specialist

Leading Life Sciences sector specialist joins award winning R&D property advisors, Creative Places, to support the innovation and commercialisation agenda of university, science park and biomedical campus clients.

Creative Places is delighted to welcome Nykki Rogers as Head of Life Sciences who has over 15 years of commercial experience in the Life Sciences sector.  Her most recent roles have included leading and managing the national inward investment delivery team for Life Sciences on behalf of the Department for International Trade in

Bath med tech innovators pitch for the chance to raise funding to save lives


16 entrepreneurs were given the platform to realise their ambitions by exhibiting and pitching for significant investment to develop their innovative ideas and push them out to a wider market.

Funding to extend space programme in North East


A CENTRE which helps North East businesses tap into the billion pound space sector has won an extension to its programme after successfully supporting new businesses and job creation.

Muscle Matters - Dr Brendan Egan’s TEDxUCD Talk Exceeds 100,000 Views


A talk entitled ‘Muscle Matters’ delivered by Dr Brendan Egan at TEDxUCD 2014 has now received more than 100,000 YouTube views.

Dr Egan’s talk focuses on Sarcopenia, a degenerative disease involving the loss of muscle mass, strength and function as a result of ageing. The disease affects balance, gait and overall ability to perform daily tasks leading to functional decline and loss of independence in older adults.

€6.7 million EU Boost to Improve Bathing Waters in Ireland and Wales


A €6.7 million EU-backed initiative to combat the effects of pollution on bathing waters in Wales and Ireland has been announced by Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Welsh Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM.

The Acclimatize project will help to improve the quality of sea shores in both countries, helping to boost tourism and supporting marine activities, including shellfish harvesting.

Praxis Unico Impact Awards 2017 Open for Entries!

The Impact Awards for KEC Professionals 2017 celebrate the achievements of KEC professionals and our volunteer community in delivering and developing best practice across the sector.

This year there are 4 categories:

KEC PROJECT OF THE YEAR: Supported by Research Councils UK -- Nominate your team, or a team you think should be recognised for using an innovative approach to KEC on a particular project, which enabled (or will enable) the achievement of academic, economic, civic or societal impacts.

NCL Innovation leads equity investment round into ‘game-changing’ technology destined to save thousands of lives through real time detection of airborne asbestos.


NCL Innovation, the UK’s leading early stage technology investor, is leading a funding round for start-up Alert Technology, helping the innovative company to take its life saving technology from concept through to commercial success.

This investment push is being managed by NCL through the Kent County Council supported Discovery Park Technology Investment Fund (DPTIF), an early stage venture vehicle for promising R&D and technology firms.

Press Release – Immediate Release Launch of New Wellness Portal to Help Irish Businesses Support the Healthy Ireland Framework


Portal can identify health risks and reduce avoidable costs in the Irish workforce

In Ireland, life expectancy for the average adult is 79.3 years for men, and 83.5 years for women. 

While people are living longer, chronic health problems like heart disease, cancer, and lung disease are among the leading causes of death, according to the Department of Health report Health in Ireland, Key Trends 20161.