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Life Sciences boom at Harwell Campus

In just five years, the HealthTec Cluster at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus has tripled in size, creating more than 700 new jobs. The network of life sciences-focused businesses, academia and national research infrastructure (STFC) led by a dedicated Science and Technology Facilities (STFC) team...

Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine launched

The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 has started being rolled out across the UK. The collaboration follows a partnership agreement between Oxford University and AstraZeneca who worked at an accelerated rate to protect against Covid-19. Paul Britton, CEO of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, said: “The rollout of...

Shinfield Studios deal brings Hollywood to Reading

The University of Reading has entered into an agreement with affiliates of Commonwealth Real Estate LP, a film studios investor based in Los Angeles, for a long lease of land at the University’s Thames Valley Science Park campus, Berkshire, which will see the development of a major...

Oxford University creates its 200th spinout company

Oxford University, via Oxford University Innovation, has created its 200th spinout company based off academic research. The new company PhishAR, will build on Professor Ivan Martinovic and Dr Ivo Sluganovic’s work from the Department of Computer Science. PhishAR will employ augmented reality and crack down on...

Tokamak Energy awarded £10m government funding from BEIS

Oxfordshire-based, Tokamak Energy, the business accelerating the development of commercial fusion power, has been awarded £10m from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), as part of the UK Government’s Advanced Modular Reactor project. The award follows an extensive due diligence process where Tokamak...

Barclays launches latest Eagle Lab in Oxford

Barclays has announced the launch of its latest Eagle Lab at the Wood Centre for Innovation in partnership with The Oxford Trust. The flagship Lab, for early-stage science and technology start-ups, is aimed at supporting spin-out scientists, university graduates and entrepreneurs in their quest for...