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OXSIGHT secures seed funding from Chinese entrepreneur to support growth

The University of Oxford spin-out, Oxsight, uses the latest smart glasses to improve sight for blind and partially sighted people. OxSight’s aim is to develop sight enhancing technologies to improve the quality of life for blind and partially sighted people around the world, affected by...

First in series of Life Sciences Roundtables held at Bayer offices, Reading

A Life Sciences Roundtable, organised by the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, was recently hosted at leading life sciences company Bayer’s stunning offices in Green Park, Reading. A cross-section of representatives from life sciences businesses and academia from across the Thames Valley, including SMEs and...

Memorandum of Understanding signed between Canada and United Kingdom

The UK and Canadian Governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to each nation’s ambitions for Digital Government. Canada and the UK will now work together towards four shared goals: Provide better digital public services Support the use of digital public services Promote economic growth ...

UK-Shanghai Collaboration: pioneering Thames Valley business wins funding

Oxford-based Genefirst is one of 10 UK companies that will partner with 10 Shanghai companies on joint innovative manufacturing, smart cities and healthcare. Genefirst are working with Fosun Med-Tech to develop a non-invasive test for cancer gene mutations. The projects will be funded by Innovate UK and the...

Kosei Pharma UK’s growth and expansion continues

Established in 1952, Kosei Pharmaceutical Co Ltd is celebrating 65 years as a pharmaceutical wholesaler in Japan. In 2011, UKTI (now DIT), provided some initial support to expand Kosei's global operations through their first overseas investment. Since then, the DIT and Thames Valley Chamber of...

Boston to Berkshire – a growing phenomenon?

Inward investment from businesses based in the Boston/Cambridge area into Berkshire has experienced a ‘mini-spike’ this past year.  A one-off, or a growing phenomenon based on sector strengths and synergies? During 2016/17 the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) report...

What Buckinghamshire means to Queen’s award winner Mediplus

Buckinghamshire based Mediplus specialises in researching, developing and manufacturing innovative medical devices to meet the needs of patients and clinicians worldwide. It is one of the industry’s leading firms located within the UK’s ‘Golden Triangle’ in the heart of the Thames Valley - one of the...

Thames Valley businesses recognised in UK Awards for most innovative SME

The UK’s most innovative small and medium-sized companies were honoured, recently, at an awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament. The awards recognise the many innovative successful projects that Innovate UK has co-funded in 2016. They celebrate the projects and companies that show the impact...