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Planning application submitted for Innovation Birmingham’s Universities Centre


A planning application has been submitted for a purpose-designed centre to make it easy for SMEs to engage with Birmingham’s five universities. The Universities Centre will be developed on land within Innovation Birmingham’s Faraday Wharf site.

The Innovation Birmingham Campus turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day


The Innovation Birmingham Campus community and Thomas Vale Construction workers on the iCentrum® development combined forces today to raise over £250 for ‘Wear It Pink’ day, to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Innovation Birmingham organised a raffle and cake sale to support the cause, and money was donated by all those wearing something pink for the day.

Leading Commercial R&D Property Advisor, Creative Places, Launch New Brand Identity to reflect evolution of the company


Step-change in the company’s visual identity creates a look and feel commensurate with Creative Places’ innovative, strategic approach

New lab will give students and graduates unrivalled access to industry


The School of Human and Life Sciences at Canterbury Christ Church University are opening a cutting edge industry liaison laboratory at Discovery Park, Sandwich.

The School will be the first tenants to move into Building 500, one of the most iconic locations at Discovery Park and the latest to undergo a major refurbishment.

The industry liaison laboratory will provide the University and its students with first class facilities for science and research, with access to a diverse and dynamic range of pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies.

W W Martin looks to the Future with Move to Discovery Park


One of Kent’s oldest construction companies looks to build on more than a century of success with the opening of its new office on Discovery Park.

Established in 1877, WW Martin has gained a reputation as one of Kent’s leading construction firms with a reputation for quality service.

The company has already shared its expertise at the Sandwich science and technology park with the refurbishment of Building 819, a single-storey industrial building, home to a number of businesses.

Futurenova, Developer of First Sterile iPAD Case Moves into Discovery Park


An innovative technology company, which has developed a pioneering sterile iPad case for use in hospitals, has chosen Discovery Park in Sandwich as the base for its sales operations.

Futurenova is the company behind the FlipPad™, a new medical grade case for the iPad. Made from FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved materials, the product is water and shock proof and, vitally, can be kept sterile with standard infection control sprays.

UK Regional Knowledge Economy Rankings Revealed


  • Northwest of England and Northern Ireland have fastest-growing knowledge economies, says report

  • 2015 Knowledge Economy Index is the only analysis of empirical economic data on the UK’s innovative sectors

Equilume Expands Team to Accelerate Sales in the US Equine Market


Equilume, the University College Dublin (UCD) equine technology spin-out company, today announced that it has expanded its sales and marketing team as it plans to accelerate sales in the lucrative US Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse market.

The company has developed the Equilume Light Mask which it sells to the global equine industry to assist breeders to maximise the reproductive efficiency and performance in their horses.

Willmott Dixon to build home for Met Office super computer at Exeter Science Park

Just weeks after handing over one of the world’s leading satellite testing facilities at Harwell Science Campus in Oxfordshire, Willmott Dixon’s presence in the science and technology sector has further increased with a £20 million contract to build a home for the final part of the Met Office's new supercomputer.

Wealth Planning Associates Relocates to Discovery Park

Financial experts Wealth Planning Associates are making an investment for the future with their new base at Discovery Park.

Company director Doug Young, who has more than 25 years experience in financial services, set up Wealth Planning in 2009 with the aim of providing customers with a face-to-face service dedicated to meeting their needs.

He has built up a strong team of experienced advisors with the six staff soon to be joined by an apprentice, who will be given their first taste of the workplace at one of Europe’s leading science and technology parks.