University of warwick science park blog

From Science Park to Silicon Valley

Dominic Barnard, managing director of VirtualSpeech, is currently out in America as part of a three-month programme to network and help his technological ideas progress. The businessman is working with experts as part of Boost VC, one of the top

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Cup final success as Tim bows out with award

A Coventry man who has helped 60 high-tech, start-up companies to secure more than £8 million of angel funding picked up a major award to mark the end of his career. Tim Powell has run Minerva the University of Warwick

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Grant funding helps manufacturers with ambitious plans for growth

Two high-end Warwickshire manufacturing companies have won vital backing in their plans for expansion. Guthrie Douglas, a world-leading manufacturer of tension blind systems based in Warwick, and NEJ Stevenson, a designer and maker of fine furniture based in Church Lawford

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Single mum takes the lead on tech skills

A single mum from Coventry has picked up an award for helping to equip apprentices with new tech skills – as well as helping to make learning fun for schoolkids across the Midlands. And Louise Campton, who runs Primary Goal

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£2m grant fund for businesses in rural Warwickshire

A new £2 million grant fund to grow businesses and create jobs in rural Warwickshire has been launched. In a major boost to jobs and growth in the region, businesses and other organisations are being invited to submit expressions of

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Automotive firm expands to meet growing demands

A company which specialises in the design and manufacturing of automotive interiors is set to expand its Coventry office. Treves, which is based in Paris and has a factory in Yorkshire, launched its office in the city at the University

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Business Ready Workshop Programme – Summer 2017

A series of workshops are being held to help growing tech and knowledge-based firms to grow. The newly launched Business Ready workshop programme, which starts in May, has been designed to meet the needs of our client base and their

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Nimbus on cloud nine

A Warwick company, which is modernising the property industry, is expanding as it takes on more people and relocates to a larger office to cope with demand. Nimbus Property has employed seven new members of staff and moved to a

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Venturefest West Midlands returns

Venturefest West Midlands, the event for entrepreneurship, innovation and investors, will arrive back at the NEC in Birmingham on June 27 with the increased support of Barclays Bank. Venturefest is a free, one-day event aimed at supporting business growth through

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Revolutionary surgical device sees Science Park company grow

A Coventry company which has developed an innovative device that is revolutionising keyhole surgery is entering its third phase of development. Cipher Surgical is now moving forward with the next evolution of its OpClear technology to make it available in

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