Specialist laboratory targets global markets

A specialist laboratory in Coventry which has won new contracts and extended its workforce after investing in a state-of-the-art instrument is planning to target more world-wide business. Exeter Analytical, based at the Venture Centre at the University of Warwick Science Park in Canley, provides an analysis service for quality control testing for household names in […]

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BEIS to provide £20 million for post-Covid resilience tech

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced it is making up to £20 million available for technology projects to support national resilience. The money – with grants of up to £50,000 per project – will be made available through a competition run by national innovation agency Innovate UK. It will be open to […]

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Latest amendments to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced

The Government has made several amendments to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was first announced by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak on 20 March. The scheme reimburses up to 80 per cent of the wage costs (capped at £2,500 per month) of a ‘furloughed worker’ – an employee remaining on the payroll, but not carrying […]

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Venturefest WM 2020 – Postponed

Due to current government guidance and uncertainty concerning Covid-19; the difficult decision has been made to postpone Venturefest WM 2020 and the PitchUp final until January 2021. Organisers provisionally plan to stage the full Venturefest WM event on Thursday, 28 Jan 2021 at a central Birmingham location. Additional engagement event activity will be rolled out […]

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, Outbreak – Guidance for Businesses

Last updated 23/03/2020 Further updates can be found here. The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, presents a significant challenge for businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire and indeed worldwide. The University of Warwick Science Park together with other key organisations here are preparing actions to help minimise the impact on businesses by providing support and keeping our […]

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Cashflow Forecasting

A cash flow forecast will tell a business whether it needs to borrow money, or sell assets to fund the business or at what point does a business have to consider reducing costs?  View Business Nugget PDF Liquidity, the ability of the organisation to meet its short terms liabilities, is important to every business. In the […]

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Innovate UK

New Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have recently launched a number of new funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from agricultural activity to domestic pollution. A selection of the current funding competitions are outlined below, the full list can be found on the Innovate UK website. If you are interested in applying for an Innovate UK grant and […]

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Recruitment company planning to launch software product

A specialist recruitment company, which started at the kitchen table of one of the co-founders in Coventry, is planning to launch a new software product. TalentTech Recruitment, a technical and technology recruitment business, was launched last May in John Ahearne’s home. Its rapid success led to John and fellow director, Nick Goodwin, searching for suitable […]

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Totem Learning soldiering into new markets

Totem Learning Ltd makes digital learning products for clients all over the world. From 90 second virtual reality modules to 30 minute fully immersive games, Totem exists to bring learning to life. The company has been awarded £60,000 Innovation grant from The CW Innovation Test Bed Programme which is part funded by European Regional Development […]

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Minerva Business Angels expands to Liverpool to supercharge investment in regional start-ups

Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park Ltd, is joining forces with Activate, Liverpool John Moores University and world-leading science campus, Sci-Tech Daresbury, in a partnership aimed at increasing the number of investment funds available to businesses and to help with talent acquisition. Official figures show that £2.1 billion is pumped […]

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