Liverpool’s £81m Materials Innovation Factory officially opened

Liverpool’s £81 million Materials Innovation Factory has been officially opened by Royal Society president and Nobel Laureate, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan.The facility - a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Unilever - aims to accelerate research and reduce the time taken to develop new products which could address societal challenges.It ... Read More...

Contractor appointment expected for Paddington Village treatment centre

Liverpool City Council is expected to appoint a contractor to build a new £35 million cancer treatment centre today (14 September).The Proton Partners International (PPI) facility in Paddington Village was announced at 2017’s MIPIM property exhibition.The Wales-based company was granted planning approval in July 2017 for the facility which will ... Read More...

Liverpool’s planning committee to rule on RCP’s new £35m base

Liverpool’s planning committee will decide next week whether to approve proposals for the Royal College of Physicians’ (RPC) new £35 million base in the city.The 15-storey office building is envisaged as the heart of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool’s (KQ Liverpool) Paddington Village district.The new centre will focus on medical training, examination, conferencing, ... Read More...

Manchester-based Epistem completes management buy-out

Manchester-headquartered Epistem has completed a management buy-out from genedrive plc following investment from Foresight Group.Foresight’s backing, which includes growth capital, will support pre-clinical and clinical research services provider Epistem’s plans to expand.The company currently specialises in areas including oncology, gastro-intestinal (GI) diseases and toxicity and inflammatory diseases, and has clients ... Read More...

‘Hackathon’ to address computer science skills shortages this weekend

Unilever and iamtheCODE will host a ‘hackathon’ this weekend to help address UK skills shortages and inspire young women.More than 60 11 to 18-year-old girls are being invited to Unilever’s Port Sunlight offices for the 9-10 June event, supporting STEAMED (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, entrepreneurship and design) education.Award-winning technologist, ... Read More...

Minister calls for an ‘Ivy League of the North’ at Liverpool summit

The Northern Powerhouse minister called for an ‘Ivy League of the North’ during an event in Liverpool yesterday (7 June).Jake Berry addressed the inaugural Northern Powerhouse Higher Education summit at the University of Liverpool’s Foresight Centre.Vice chancellors, academics and researchers from across the North’s top universities were in attendance as ... Read More...