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Member News

Member News

Discovery Park kicks off 2019 with focus on business development

Discovery Park,  a  thriving high quality science park playing a key role in the South East of England’s life sciences community, has started 2019 with a strong focus on business development. As part of its ambitious plans for campus development, it is now seeking an anchor tenant for its world class 24,000 sq ft pilot scale manufacturing facility. Buying into the vision of the Park, the anchor tenant would play an important role in its development into a world leading centre of excellence in advanced manufacturing.

Dr. Kavitha Muthu joins North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence as European Space Agency Business Application UK Regional Ambassador

The North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence (CoE), which is operated by Business Durham and based at NETPark in Sedgefield, County Durham, has expanded its team by welcoming Dr Kavitha Muthu as European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications UK Regional Ambassador for the Midlands and North East. Kavitha brings over a decade of experience within the space sector, from conceptualisation to delivery of innovative applications using space technologies and Geographical Information Systems.

Engine Shed arrivals lounge is looking for new passengers

Engine Shed is seeking new occupiers for its 600sqft Arrivals Lounge office, following the successful departure of Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator.

The space, which is located directly off Engine Shed’s Members’ Lounge, is available from 7th February 2019 on competitive and flexible terms. It is approximately 600sqft, currently with 20 desk spaces.

ip-Xchange and Stickman Technology become technologywithin

A new IT communications brand offering services to the UK co-working,flexible workspace  and commercial real estate sectors officially launches today. Created by the merger last April of two of the most established companies in the sector, Stickman Technology and ip-Xchange, technologywithin provides connectivity solutions for shared workspaces, offering managed Wi-Fi, superfast fibre internet, voice and CRM software solution services.

University of Birmingham develops sight-saving treatment for eye infection or trauma

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a novel eye drop that rapidly reduces sight-threatening scarring to the surface of the eye. 

The surface of the eye (the cornea) is usually transparent but scars resulting from eye infection or trauma make it opaque causing blurred vision – or in extreme cases complete blindness. 

Molecule discovery holds promise for gene therapies for psoriasis

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a protein that could hold the key to novel gene therapies for skin problems including psoriasis – a common, chronic skin disease that affects over 100 million people worldwide. 

West Mids must close the gap on South East angel investment

Pictured: Alex Toft (second left) with some of the speakers and businesses at the Minerva end of year round-up   

Glyndwr Innovations win funding award to design a hyperspectral imaging system

A major project to design a high-tech imaging system which could revolutionise a diverse range of industries will be under discussion at a leading industry conference this week.

The project is a collaboration between Glyndŵr innovations, Airbus Defence and Space, the University of Leicester and DL Optics and is intended to design and build a prototype hyperspectral payload for airborne applications.

Glyndwr Innovations team win MOD funding for development of new innovative reconnaissance system

A major contract to develop a new innovative reconnaissance system has been won by a consortium including Glyndwr Innovations Ltd. The contract was awarded by the MOD and the UK Defence Solutions Centre (DSC) to the partnership which will see Glyndwr Innovations Ltd work as part of a consortium with Qinetiq, Airbus and Thales.

Nexus builds momentum as it nears spring opening

With its Spring 2019 opening drawing closer, the University of Leeds’ new innovation hub, Nexus, has had a strong start to Autumn with a series of new appointments, industry events and an upsurge in occupier and partnership interest.