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UK Global Investment Summit 2021

The UK, hosted by HM The Queen and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson held a one-day Global Investment Summit (GIS) to secure foreign investment in UK green industries of the future. Hosted by the Prime Minister and supported by members of the Royal Family, the summit hopes...

UK Hollywood film studio plans near Reading made permanent

Shinfield Studios had temporary permission to build stages at Thames Valley Science Park, near Reading. The scheme includes 18 sound stages to record film and TV programmes and seven workshops to make costumes and props. Wokingham Borough Council has given permanent permission but also chose to...

Latest satellite launch fuelled by Westcott firm

Specialists at European Astrotech are once again helping to power the latest international space mission. The firm is providing fuelling services for two Galileo satellites which will launch from the European Spaceport in French Guiana next month. The satellites will be launched together on a...

Good University Guide: Oxford Brookes climbs in ranking

Oxford Brookes University has climbed two places in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. Placed in 54th position out of 132 institutions, this marks a climb of ten places in the past two years. Oxford Brookes is now ranked 8th in the...

Reading named number 2 in top 5 UK towns for Start Ups

Funding, networking and mentoring are keys steps to success and growth for any new business according to Metro Bank, as the UK reports a 12% increase in new businesses in 2020 and Reading is named as one of the UK’s the top five towns for...

Rosalind Franklin Institute Building Officially Opens

The Rosalind Franklin Institute, a new research institute based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus has officially opened. The building was opened by Professor Lynn Gladden, Chief Executive of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which funds the Franklin, and delegates from industry...

Thames Valley a key part of HMG’s National Space Strategy

Space presents significant opportunities; the global space economy is projected to grow from an estimated £270 billion in 2019 to £490 billion by 2030. Constellations of satellites are being launched to deliver worldwide services. New state and commercial space stations are being planned and built....