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Oxfordshire based Swedish Space Corporation invest in joint UK/Swedish start-up

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), based at Harwell Campus, has invested in GlobalTrust, a data analytics company, which supports public policy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies. GlobalTrust, began its UK operation at the end of 2020, taking office space at the Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire – further...

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...

New satellite propulsion test facility announced for 2021

A new national rocket test facility, based in Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone, part of the Thames Valley, will allow UK companies and academics to test state-of-the-art space propulsion engines at up to 1.5kN in high-altitude vacuum, an equivalent test altitude of 140,000ft. The new cutting-edge facility...

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...

Heathrow announces ambitious plan to support local recovery post COVID-19

Heathrow and Lord David Blunkett have published the ‘Heathrow Local Recovery Plan’, in partnership with key local stakeholders. The plan sets out a clear agenda for the recovery of Heathrow’s local economies after new research warned COVID-19 could result in 16,000 fewer jobs around the...

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...