Science and technology

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£40.5m campus plan for Aberystwyth University

11 January 2017

Aberystwyth University and the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AIEC), have submitted a full planning application to the Ceredigion county council for the development of their Gogerddan campus in Wales.

Dimonic Wilson Pi Labs

Pi Labs announces fourth proptech intake

11 January 2017

Proptech accelerator Pi Labs has announced its fourth intake of start-ups, which will be funded and mentored through its investment programme.

Fisher Plaza Hines

Hines makes $276m sale in Seattle

4 January 2017

Hines has closed on the sale of KOMO Plaza in Seattle to GI TC Seattle for $276m (£225m).

Amazon warehouse

Amazon files patent for ‘flying warehouse’

29 December 2016

Online retail giant Amazon has filed a patent application for an airborne warehouse which could dispatch deliveries to customers using drones.

Nick Romito (left) and Brandon Weber

VTS seeks further expansion with UK acquisitions

2 December 2016

The company created by the merger of proptech giants VTS and Hightower is eyeing up the acquisition of smaller UK firms, it has said.

CardiffUniversity InnovationCentral SiteEntranceMaindyRoad

Green light for £300m Cardiff Innovation Campus

14 November 2016

The latest phase of Cardiff University’s £300m Innovation Campus has been approved by city planners.

Batsworth Cross wind farm small

BlackRock acquires operational wind project in Devon

2 November 2016

A fund managed by BlackRock Real Assets has completed the acquisition of a 100% interest in an operational wind project in Devon.

kao data centre

Green light for 150,000 sq ft data centre at Kao Park, Essex

11 October 2016

Planners have given the green light to a 150,000 data centre at Kao Park, the science and technology campus in Harlow, Essex.

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A new look for today's trading places

14 December 2016

How the workplace can raise productivity and help attract and retain the best talent.

iHub, Infinity Park, Derby

Infinity and beyond: science and innovation centre opens in Derby

21 October 2016

The latest stage of Derby’s manufacturing renaissance was revealed earlier this month with the opening of the £12m iHub science and innovation centre.

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Rob Ellice

Digital innovations will bring greater transparency – and greater trust

24 March 2016

The Veracity Index of public trust in professions puts estate agents third from bottom, behind only politicians and government ministers.

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