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...

New tenant confirmed as Bright Building officially opens

A new tenant has been announced for Manchester’s Bright Building as the development celebrates its official opening.Global automotive engineering and environmental consultancy Ricardo will move into the 70,000 sq ft Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) flagship site, which was launched last night (21 September).The expanding firm, which works with major UK ... Read More...

Liverpool City Region’s innovation potential outlined in new report

The Liverpool City Region’s science and innovation potential has been outlined in a newly published report.Commissioned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the document sets out ambitions in three focal areas where the city region could be a world leader.The Liverpool City Region+ Science and Innovation ... Read More...