Internship leads to permanent position for recent Keele graduate

Posted on 20 February 2018 The UK’s leading provider of live chat software and business process automation has thanked Keele University and its Santander Universities programme for helping in the appointment of its latest member of staff.

Keele-based company aims to transform asthma management

Posted on 16 February 2018 A Staffordshire-based company is looking to transform the way that patients manage and monitor their asthma, thanks to support from Keele University.

Staffordshire companies offered sustainability support to boost low carbon economy

Posted on 08 February 2018 Keele University and Stopford Energy and Environment are now offering businesses in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire fully-funded expert support to capitalise on the growth opportunities presented by the smart energy and low carbon economy.
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Major new investment in a new Management School and new facilities for university-business collaboration

Posted on 30 January 2018 Keele University has announced plans to invest in a new multi-million pound state-of-the-art facility that houses both Keele Management School and incubated companies in a sector leading Smart Innovation Hub.

NHS Quality Improvement through Business Bridge

Posted on 29 January 2018 Through its collaboration with University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) – the organisation which manages the Royal Stoke and County Hospitals – Keele University aims to advance the healthcare and medical technologies available to the local population.

Support programme part-funds entire team at Staffordshire business

Posted on 23 January 2018 A local digital marketing agency has praised a Keele University business support programme for aiding them in funding their entire search engine marketing team.

Support programme unlocks research for Health2Works

Posted on 16 January 2018 A local software and web technology company has praised a Keele University business support programme for unlocking access to market research vital for development of their online patient information service.
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Keele University and Siemens in landmark energy partnership

Posted on 15 January 2018 Keele University has appointed engineering giant, Siemens, to turn the University campus into the largest single, integrated electricity, gas and heat Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND).

Santander thanked for supporting students and businesses

Posted on 11 January 2018 An event has been held at Keele University to celebrate the impact of the Santander Universities programme in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Businesses to benefit as employment lawyer partners with Keele University to demystify GDPR for employers

Posted on 09 January 2018 Businesses in Staffordshire are set to benefit from a partnership between employment law expert Karen Coleman and Keele University which aims to clear confusion surrounding the incoming GDPR legislation.

Midlands Innovation announces plans for technology transfer

Posted on 20 December 2017 Midlands Innovation, a group of eight universities and one of the UK’s most influential academic collaborations, has launched its plan for collaboration in technology transfer.

Stoke-on-Trent business invited to discuss innovative new product at Westminster

Posted on 18 December 2017 A Staffordshire-based company which received business support from Keele University has recently visited Westminster to discuss an innovative new product, following an invitation from a Minister.

Cobra Biologics Wins ‘Company of the Year’ and ‘Technical Services’ Awards

Posted on 04 December 2017 Cobra Biologics, based on Keele University Science & Innovation Park, have been named as 'Company of the Year' as well as being presented with the 'Technical Service' award in the 2017 Bionow Awards

Maloney Associates "100% happy" with innovation leadership programme

Posted on 16 November 2017 Keele’s Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership (MCIL) programme has helped Stafford-based Maloney Associates develop their energy and carbon management business. Company co-founder Lesley Maloney joined the first cohort and declares herself to be “100% happy" with the programme.

Keele University offering business grants to students

Posted on 14 November 2017 As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Keele University’s newly-founded Enterprise Centre has announced it will be giving up to £1,000 to students with ideas or projects that have an enterprise element.
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Keele University is a Leading Places pilot area

Posted on 09 November 2017 Keele University and local partners have been chosen by the Local Government Association (LGA), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), and Universities UK (UUK) to be a Leading Places pilot area.

Headline Sponsor of Staffordshire Business Festival 2017

Posted on 09 November 2017 Keele University was delighted to be a headline sponsor of the Staffordshire Business Festival for the second consecutive year.

Keele programme sets engineering company on path to growth

Posted on 09 November 2017 Keele University’s fully-funded innovation leadership programme has helped local ram pump manufacturer EMS Industries develop its growth plans.

Staffordshire start-up set to revolutionise the pharmacy sector thanks to Keele University programme

Posted on 24 October 2017 DIMEC has developed an app set to revolutionise prescription ordering, thanks to support from Keele University’s Business Bridge programme.

Keele University seeks partners for its Science & Innovation Park

Posted on 19 October 2017 On Wednesday 18 October 2017, Keele University held a reception together with the Constellation Partnership at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in London, as part of MIPIM UK, which allowed the University to showcase investment opportunities for businesses wanting to inwardly invest to Staffordshire.

Keele University responds to Universities UK research

Posted on 16 October 2017 On Monday 16 October, Universities UK published new research which found that UK universities generate a knock-on impact of nearly £100bn (£95bn) for the UK economy and support almost a million (940,000) jobs throughout the UK.

Keele University wins bid to be part of Government report into North West potential for Eco-Innovation

Posted on 16 October 2017 Keele University is part of one of the UK Government’s 12 new regional science and innovation audits (SIAs) to develop a new approach to regional economic development.

Keele University responds to launch of the Government’s Clean Growth Plan

Posted on 13 October 2017 On Thursday 12 October Claire Perry, Minister of State for Climate Change, published the Clean Growth Plan which aims to stimulate economic growth while reducing carbon emissions to stay on track for its 2050 target to reduce emissions by at least 80% on 1990 levels. This follows her visit to Keele University earlier this year for a roundtable discussion on energy and environmental research.
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HEFCE funds new Keele Health Apprenticeships Hub

Posted on 05 October 2017 Keele University has secured £82,000 from the HEFCE Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund to establish the Keele Health Apprenticeships hub

Keele programme helps regional estate agent build on success

Posted on 15 September 2017 Keele’s Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership is helping Butters John Bee Associate Director Katy Harwood to accelerate innovation and develop a new marketing service for SME builders.

Improved efficiency at Longton company

Posted on 13 September 2017 The Keele Research Innovation Support Programme (KRISP) has enabled two Keele University Maths students to overhaul Longton-based Deck Joint’s costing process, and what took days now takes minutes.

Connexica joins Smart Energy programme

Posted on 11 September 2017 Connexica is the latest Staffordshire technology company to participate in Keele’s Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) and plan to develop their business intelligence products in Keele’s live smart energy network.

Facing the make or break challenge of rapid growth

Posted on 08 September 2017 SYTECH is growing fast but recognises changing a business’s scale isn’t just about hiring more staff. Founder Edgar Blazier turned to Keele’s MCIL programme for help and has found the experience of direct benefit.

Keele programme supports growing enterprises with top talent

Posted on 04 September 2017 Web specialists Essential Marketer became one of scores of businesses to benefit from the expertise of Keele students when Rosie Crowther joined them on a 10-week paid internship.

Leadership Programme hailed as ‘best investment ever’ by Stafford business

Posted on 01 September 2017 Stafford-based Addmaster is reaping the benefits of participation in Keele’s MCIL leadership programme, equipping business leaders with the skills to lead innovation and drive performance.

Creative agency is 100th company to benefit from funded support

Posted on 31 August 2017 Stoke-on-Trent creative agency Lesniak Swann has been named as the 100th company to benefit from Keele University’s funded innovation programmes.

Manufacturing consultancy benefits from fully-funded graduate

Posted on 29 August 2017 Manufacturing consultancy CIF is participating in the Keele Research Innovation Support Programme (KRISP), working with a fully-funded top-notch graduate to investigate setting up a CRM system.

Summer event signals support for UK City of Culture bid

Posted on 25 August 2017 Over 150 businesses from across Staffordshire came together at Burslem School of Art for an informal reception hosted by Keele University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Trevor McMillan.

Brick-tinting firm lay foundations for growth

Posted on 24 August 2017 A Staffordshire construction industry business specialising in brick tinting is laying the foundations for future growth by working with Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Hub and Keele University.

Astec Solutions improving efficiency through data

Posted on 22 August 2017 Astec Solutions of Rugeley, which delivers software solutions for the manufacturing and utilities sectors, is participating in Keele University’s Smart Energy Network Demonstrator programme to develop data analytics solutions for smart energy applications.

Staffordshire jewellery manufacturer teams up with Keele University

Posted on 09 August 2017 Through the Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme, Keele is supporting Staffordshire jewellery manufacturer Hailstones to develop their Viking inspired range and move into new export markets

Staffordshire IT company to benefit from Smart Energy programme

Posted on 08 August 2017 Assured Systems is participating in Keele University’s Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) programme to develop software that complements its specialist hardware with potential application to wind turbines, solar panels and smart energy networks.

Innovation support programme reaches century

Posted on 04 August 2017 A Keele University programme which supports business innovation in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent forges ahead as 100th Research, Development and Innovation Associate is appointed.

A Cut Above - Students help develop hairdressing app

Posted on 04 August 2017 Keele University Computer Science students Jessica Hampton and Joe Miller have worked as Research, Development and Innovation Associates to help two young Staffordshire entrepreneurs develop an app that’s set to be the Airbnb of the hairdressing world.

idappcom establishes base at Keele University Science and Innovation Park

Posted on 02 August 2017 Internet security specialist idappcom is taking space at Keele University’s Science and Innovation Park to develop security for the internet of things - devices in our homes and offices linked to the internet.

Powelectrics signs up to SEND

Posted on 01 August 2017 Tamworth-based Powelectrics is the first business to sign up to the University’s SEND programme, and will use the opportunity to develop user-configurable dashboards to interpret data flowing from energy network sensors.
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Government Smart Energy Technology Announcement

Posted on 24 July 2017 Keele University welcomes the announcement made today (24 July 2017) by the Government regarding the contribution that smart energy technology can make to the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

Recognising the success of Staffordshire's businesses

Posted on 07 July 2017 Keele University has shown its continuing commitment to supporting the local business community through sponsorship of the annual Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Business Awards.

Success Story - Chase Community Solar

Posted on 27 June 2017 Chase Community Solar become one of the first organisations to take advantage of the Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme

Partnership benefits students and employees

Posted on 30 May 2017 A partnership between Keele University and Pontoon Solutions has seen a number of students with an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) gain valuable work experience whilst also increasing the skills of existing employees.
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Planning permission approved for Smart Innovation Hub

Posted on 24 May 2017 This will be the first innovation centre in the UK to bring together a university management school and incubation space for innovative new and developing businesses.

Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership is launched

Posted on 23 May 2017 The first cohort of 22 local SME business leaders has recently participated in the first Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership (MCIL) two-day workshop, focusing on 'creating the conditions for innovation to flourish.'

Fast-growth Staffordshire companies contribute £1.59bn in revenues

Posted on 16 May 2017 The fastest growing companies in Staffordshire have contributed £1.59bn in revenues, a 36% increase from the previous year, according to the Staffordshire Growth Barometer 2017 which has been published by accountancy and advisory firm BDO LLP.

Cobra Biologics Embarks On £15m Expansion

Posted on 18 April 2017 Science Park tenant Cobra Biologics, an international contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) of biologics and pharmaceuticals, has announced it is to expand operations at its sites in UK and Sweden to meet the increased demand of gene and immunotherapy companies to fast track their portfolios through to in-market supply.

Keele University hosts first Staffordshire Smart Energy Summit

Posted on 05 April 2017 More than 100 people from a range of businesses and organisations attended Keele University to participate in Staffordshire’s first Summit dedicated to Smart Energy.

Cobra Biologics Wins ‘CMO Leadership Award’ in Five Categories

Posted on 23 March 2017 Science & Innovation Park tenant Cobra Biologics has been recognised with a CMO Leadership Award 2017 in the five categories of Quality, Reliability, Capabilities, Expertise and Compatibility.
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Keele University appoints industry leaders to drive business innovation

Posted on 22 March 2017 The appointments will allow the University to continue to strengthen its commitment to underpinning its role as an important economic anchor across and beyond the region.

Businesses to benefit from new facilities and New Keele Deal

Posted on 24 January 2017 Keele University, in conjunction with local partner organisations, has officially launched two milestone projects which encompass a number of the key priorities outlined in the Government’s new Industrial Strategy.
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£70m Keele Deal to create 700 jobs in the region

Posted on 10 January 2017 700 jobs to be created and over 1,000 businesses supported as a result of a £70m research-led collaboration.
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Keele University to become Europe’s largest Smart Energy Network Demonstrator

Posted on 30 November 2016 Keele University to become the first facility in Europe for at-scale living laboratory research, development and demonstration of new smart energy technologies and services, in partnership with business and industry.

Cobra Bio wins Project of the Year Award

Posted on 30 November 2016 Cobra Biologics have been awarded Bionow's Project of the Year award for 2016
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A new Business Gateway to Keele University

Posted on 18 November 2016 Businesses are now able to access Keele University’s full line-up of support programmes, following the launch of its new Business Gateway.

Launch of Keele University's Business Gateway

17 October 2016

Keele University will shortly be launching its Business Gateway – a new “one-stop shop” providing a single entry route for businesses to access top student and graduate talent, benefit from academic and professional staff expertise and utilise the renowned research and business facilities available within the UK’s largest university campus.

Keele University Science and Innovation Park company receives Royal accolade

30 September 2016

A Keele-based science company has been presented with one of the most coveted awards in UK business at a ceremony at Keele Hall.

£0.4billion boost to local economy from Keele University

28 September 2016

A new report produced by Regeneris Consulting concludes that Keele University is set to contribute close to £0.4billion to the local economy each year and sustain over 6,000 local jobs by 2023. 

Completion of latest business innovation centre at Keele University

24 August 2016

Building work on IC5, a £7million centre for innovation in Staffordshire, has been completed – with the first companies already set to move in.

Prokarium receives £2m in Government contracts to develop new vaccines

25 July 2016

Prokarium, based on the Keele University Science and Innovation Park, have announced the award of funding from the UK and Mexican Governments for the development of three new vaccines against Zika, bacterial diarrhoea and plague.

Championing Local Business

17 July 2016

Demonstrating its continuing commitment to supporting the local business community, Keele University is proud to have once again sponsored the second annual Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Business Awards.

Nova Centre aids business growth

7 July 2016

A creative agency based at Keele University Science and Innovation Park (KUSIP) is already reaping the benefits of a bespoke business growth programme, less than a year after locating to the site.

Virtual Reality demonstration for local businesses

23 June 2016

Local manufacturers were recently invited to Keele University to discover how Virtual Reality can help them develop their business.

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New Head for Keele University Science and Innovation Park

7 June 2016

Keele University Science and Innovation Park (KUSIP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Mark Bacon as the new Head of KUSIP.

Cobra Biologics receives £320k funding

7 June 2016

A collaborative project led by Cobra Biologics, based at Keele University Science and Innovation Park, has received £320,000 funding from Innovate UK as part of their ongoing support for regenerative medicine and cell therapy development.

Jobs created as Keele University Science and Innovation Park company grows

6 June 2016

More than 20 new jobs are being created by an internet provider as part of its ongoing growth plans.  Internet Central, based at Keele University Science and Innovation Park, has invested £250,000 into improving its services and products for businesses as part of its bid to rival big-name competitors.  The company also plans to double its workforce over the next year.

Queen's Award for Dermal Technology Laboratory

21 April 2016

Dermal Technology Laboratory (DTL Ltd) has been awarded one of the most coveted accolades in UK business, in recognition of its international growth and success over the past six years.  DTL, based at Keele University Science and Innovation Park will receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise - which is decided and awarded by Her Majesty the Queen.

Stoke-on-Trent College to offer more graduate internships

16 February 2016

How two participants of the Keele Internship programme have gained permanent employment at Stoke-on-Trent College

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Keele University Science and Innovation Park company attracts £150K investment

Based at Keele University Science and Innovation Park, Heimdall Protective Tech Ltd has attracted £150,000 of investment to accelerate the roll-out of its pioneering shock absorbing technology, MASS, a safety product for high impact sports.


Boost for survival rates of life-threatening major pulmonary embolisms

2 September 2015

A new technique developed at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) by a Keele University student is about to be unveiled to experts from around the world.

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New £6.9 million innovation centre at Keele University Science and Innovation Park

26 March 2015

Construction has commenced on a new multi-million pound state-of-the art, innovation centre for existing high growth businesses, and new businesses locating to Staffordshire

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Keele University graduate Jonty Bloom to speak at BMA conference

25 September 2015

The BBC business correspondent and Keele University graduate, Jonty Bloom, will be speaking at an Annual Conference organised by Keele University Science and Innovation park tenant, the BMA, on the 13th October. Jonty will be discussing business in Europe and will be joined by other well known faces such as BBC newsreader Michael Buerk