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BDP wins masterplanning role at Cardiff University's Innovation Campus

BDP Bristol have won the masterplanning role at the Innovation Campus for Cardiff University. The high-profile £300m project is an ambitious development that will deliver four new research centres on the brownfield Maindy Road site in Cathays; the same campus on which the Bristol engineering team delivered theRICS Award 2015 Highly Commended Haydn Ellis Medical Research Faculty.

Designs unveiled for £20m Menai Science Park as Minister visits site

Development of Menai Science Park (M-SParc) took another step forward with the unveiling of the architectural designs for the first building proposed at the Gaerwen site during a visit by Minister for Economy, Science and Transport Edwina Hart.

Loughborough's Advanced Technology Innovation Centre open for business


A new innovation centre for high-tech small firms in the Midlands, which will help create 750 jobs in the local area, has been opened.

A new innovation centre for high-tech small firms in the Midlands, which will help create 750 jobs for people in the local area,was opened (26 October 2015) by Business Minister Anna Soubry.

SETsquared named as best university business incubator in Europe for third time


SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in Europe for the third year running.

Scientists of the Future take First Step to Career Success at Discovery Park


Discovery Park has delivered much success for East Kent in the three years since it took over the site, continuing the scientific expertise that has been part of the site’s history for decades,

With 2,300 jobs and 125 firms – there were five originally – it has put Sandwich in the same league as Oxford and Cambridge for scientific excellence but that is only half the story.

€100,000 to be shared across seven low carbon start-ups on Innovation Birmingham’s accelerator programme


 €100,000 (£72,484) of initial investment cash is being shared across seven start-ups on Innovation Birmingham’s Low Carbon Accelerator programme, which is part of the European-funded Climate-KIC initiative.

The low carbon start-ups pitched for the investment funding, in front of a panel of three industry judges. The process was facilitated by one of the programme’s Entrepreneur s in Residence. 

TV And Film Production On The Increase At York Science Park As Residents Get Busy Behind The Camera


TV And Film Production On The Increase At York Science Park As Residents Get Busy Behind The Camera
A raft of companies resident on York Science Park are in the midst of filming at the moment as footage to be used in a range of videos, TV programmes and films is captured to meet the increasing  demand for visual media.

University College Dublin Launches its Strategy for Research, Innovation and Impact


University College Dublin (UCD), today announced the launch of its strategy for research, innovation and impact until 2020. The strategy will see the university organise around its major research themes of agri-food; culture, economy and society; energy; environment; ICT; and health.

UCD will grow its presence and its external strategic engagements in each of these themes over the period of the strategy. 

The quality of UCD’s research and innovation is apparent in, for example

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based e-learning company GuyKat receives a £50,000 Regional Growth Fund grant


Learning technology specialist GuyKat Solutions has received a £50,000 grant from The Birmingham Post Growth Fund to contribute towards a £200,000 investment plan.

The company – established at the Innovation Birmingham Campus five years ago – produces tailored corporate training for delivery online.  The training is animated, interactive, self-paced and blends gaming elements with voice-led instruction and video.

Entrepreneurial expansion at Portsmouth Technopole


Two entrepreneurial firms have signed up to a thriving business hub in Portsmouth - with a third expanding on site.

They are the latest companies to make five-storey Portsmouth Technopole the nerve centre for their commercial operations.

The arrivals of Queue-Safe and Abacus e-media, along with a fourth office for long-standing occupier Bladez Toyz, means the 20,000 sq ft building has just two offices available for occupation.