Business Ready – The last 3 years

Our Business Ready team are delighted to have worked with a wide range of companies in the Coventry and Warwickshire area throughout 2016 to 2018. Early stage software businesses through to established engineering businesses have received advice and support on accessing finance, skills and knowledge, markets and incubation. We have assisted: Over 40 clients to […]

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West Mids must close the gap on South East angel investment

  A leading figure in angel investment has challenged the West Midlands to close the gap on the South East when it comes to attracting funds into early stage businesses. Alex Toft, who runs the University of Warwick Science Park’s Minerva Business Angels Network, was speaking at the organisation’s end-of-year round-up event at Warwick Business […]

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Warwick Science Park publishes impact report

Over the last three years, Warwick Science Park has offered business support, incubation and access to finance support to start ups and established businesses based within the region. Warwick Science Park has also provided support to University of Warwick departments and students providing advice, workshops and mentoring to help business ideas grow. Over 2016 to […]

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Warwick Science Park welcomes new companies

The University of Warwick Science Park welcomes new companies to their four sites based in the West Midlands in Coventry, Warwick and Solihull. Project Planning Limited Project Planning Ltd was established in 2001 to plan the construction of rail, highways and civil engineering projects using Primavera P6. The company also supply a programme Dispute Resolution […]

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Coventry tech company wins contract with Ford Valencia

  An innovative Coventry business pioneering new technology which collates data via a 3D Robot Guidance System has secured a major contract with one of the world’s leading automotive companies. Oxford Vision & Sensor Technology (OVST), which is based at the Venture Centre at the University of Warwick Science Park, is renowned for its work […]

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AI tech firm eyes expansion

  A Warwick technology firm which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to transform contact centres and improve the customer service experience is expanding as it grows its client base across the UK and overseas. IFS-mplsystems, based at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Warwick Innovation Centre, in Gallows Hill, has taken on new staff after seeing […]

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What is a Business Angel Investor?

Author – Alexis Toft Download Business Nugget The British Business Bank has recently published a report on the Business Angel market in the UK, and I wanted to share some of my own experience running one the UK’s largest Business Angel networks in the UK; Minerva. It is without a doubt that the majority of […]

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Supporting Lyra to engineer future success

  An engineering business focusing on creating power solutions for zero emission vehicles is looking to double the size of its base after securing crucial grants for their business. Lyra Electronics, which is based at the University of Warwick’s HRI site in Wellesbourne, was formed by specialist automotive electronic engineers Mike Evans and Peter James […]

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) – an introduction by Burgis & Bullock

Background MTD is the government’s vision to have one of the most digitally advanced tax systems in the World. In their words “to improve efficiency and to reduce error”. By forcing businesses to store and share information digitally, HMRC will have quicker access to data and clear audit trails from source documents to filed returns. […]

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Innovate UK

Innovate UK grant funding competitions

Innovate UK have recently launched a number of new funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from medical technologies to aerospace research. A selection of the current funding competitions are outlined below, the full list can be found on the Innovate UK website. SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 3 SMEs can […]

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