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Stoke Students are among the first Industrial Cadets

| March 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pupils from two Stoke schools are among the first Midlands students to graduate as Industrial Cadets, an initiative launched by HRH The Prince of Wales and co-ordinated by national education charity EDT to link schools and local industry. Twenty four students from Haywood Engineering College and the Co-operative Academy of Stoke on Trent have worked with Steelite PLC and a consortium of companies convened by The Prince of Wales’ charity Business in the Community (BITC). Their graduation as Industrial Cadets is to be held on Monday 25th March in the Board Room of Port Vale Football Club from 2.30pm.

Filed Under: EDT National

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills visits BioCity Nottingham

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Several BioCity Nottingham-based firms had the opportunity to meet Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable on Monday this week when he paid a fact-finding visit to the busy centre for life science companies. Dr Cable was guided round the site by BioCity Nottingham director Toby Reid who described the ten-year expansion of the incubation facilities and why the nurture of new ventures in such a supportive environment is crucial to success.

Filed Under: BioCity Nottingham

Funding Changes have not held back Life Sciences Sector

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The leading organisation for Life Science companies across the East Midlands says that the sector has overcome the business support difficulties posed by significant changes in government policy over the last three years. Speaking at the Medilink East Midland’s AGM, Chief Executive Darren Clark said that, like the sector as a whole, his organisation has re-focused in response to the cuts in government support and has continued to successfully provide support to the sector.

Filed Under: Medilink East Midlands

Launch of the European Lead Factory Sygnature Discovery selected as an SME Partner in €196 Million European Lead Factory

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Major pharmaceutical companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and academia join forces in an IMI-supported Public Private Partnership (PPP) to accelerate early drug discovery and so address the ever-increasing need for innovative therapeutics to tackle unmet medical needs

Filed Under: Sygnature Discovery

BioCity Scotland announced as UK hub for major European drug discovery project

| February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scottish First Minister Rt. Hon Alex Salmond MSP has welcomed today’s news that a major new pharmaceutical drug discovery initiative is to be centred at BioCity Scotland in Lanarkshire, in partnership with the University of Dundee. The project will bring at least €19 million (£16.3 million) of research funding to Scotland following today’s announcement by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) of the launch of the European Lead Factory.

Filed Under: BioCity Scotland

Fit For Work provides basis for new Government Health Advice Service.

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Government has announced a new health advice service designed to help around 300,000 people a year stay in work and avoid becoming trapped on benefits.

Filed Under: Fit for Work

The Prince of Wales launches Industrial Cadets to inspire young people into careers in industry

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

HRH The Prince of Wales will today launch an important new initiative to inspire young people into careers in local manufacturing industry. The Prince is at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood Plant on Merseyside to launch the roll out of Industrial Cadets as a national initiative following it’s origination by Tata Steel with young people in Teesside. With support from the Department for Communities and Local Government the project has been developed for national roll out by the charity EDT which specialises in linking business and education.

Filed Under: EDT National

Outstanding first year of operation for BioCity Scotland

| January 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

BioCity Scotland, the centre for life science businesses in Newhouse, Lanarkshire will celebrate the first anniversary of its formation on 5 January 2013.

Twelve months ago, the 18 acre site was officially handed to the new company by global pharmaceutical company MSD for the creation of a bioscience business incubator to support new and growing life science ventures. At the time, BioCity made a commitment to bring the facility to life again, and within weeks the first companies were moving onto the site.

Filed Under: BioCity Scotland

UK Life Science start up trends show focus for growth

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

An optimistic picture of the UK life sciences sector emerges from today’s publication of the annual UK Life Sciences start-up report. The 291 new firms launched in the study period represent the next generation of growth-focussed firms, born at the dawn of a new era for the bioscience and life science sector.

Filed Under: BioCity Nottingham

Entrepreneurial Skills of Strathclyde Students Benefits Charities

| September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Students from Strathclyde University’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship used their entrepreneurial skills to create profits of over £4,000 that were donated to various local, UK-wide and international charities. Recipients included Yorkhill Hospital, Macmillan Cancer, Doctors Without Borders and Amnesty International.

Filed Under: Colin Mason