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Mad Money #24: If Scotland Set Sail
added on Tuesday, July 29 2014 added on Tuesday, July 29 2014
It has shades of Monty Python. Imagine Scotland literally breaking off from England and sailing across to the USA. But if they did, they would be the 11th largest angel investing state over there! The statistics to back this up were produced by LINC SCOTLAND, the angel body in Scotland who have driv ...

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Norman’s News: Learning to Love our Friends and Neighbours
added on Tuesday, July 29 2014 added on Tuesday, July 29 2014
Did you know that the EU’s Committee of the Regions has selected Northern Ireland (with Lisbon and Valencia) as European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) 2015? The award was given for successful strategies to boost entrepreneurship and implement key European policies such as the Small Business A ...

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Pathways to Growth Applications Now Open
added on Friday, July 25 2014 added on Friday, July 25 2014
Pathways to Growth is a scheme to encourage and support capacity building for engineering and technology SMEs in the UK. Awardees will receive a contribution of £10,000, £15,000 or £20,000 towards their training programmes. Applicants should be able to show how additional training and mentoring w ...

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Norman’s News: “And there’s more” For NI’s Great Innovators
added on Tuesday, July 22 2014 added on Tuesday, July 22 2014
I think it is nearly criminal how we have let the great names of our scientists, engineers, explorers and medics past go hardly known and unnoticed. So a hearty well done to Andrew Whitaker, Queen’s University Belfast and the Institute of Physics for doing their bit at a recent event entitled ...

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Northern Ireland Science Park Trust Wins Major UK Innovation Award
added on Friday, July 11 2014 added on Friday, July 11 2014
The Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP) Trust has been named as the “Most Innovative Project” at the United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA) awards. NISP was also shortlisted for “Most Successful Innovation Environment” and “Most Successful Company on a Science Park” for PathXL ...

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Norman’s News: A 21st Century choice for farming foreseen by a flamboyant Physics Professor
added on Tuesday, July 01 2014 added on Tuesday, July 01 2014
This is a snippet taken from a recent Economist article: “A GREY warehouse in an industrial park in Indiana is an unlikely place to find the future of market gardening. But it is, nevertheless, home to a pristine, climate-controlled room full of eerily perfect plants. They grow 22 hours a day, 365 ...

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Norman’s News: The Brill Building in New York: an early model for a Science Park?
added on Tuesday, June 24 2014 added on Tuesday, June 24 2014
I am often challenged to explain “What is a Science Park?” Unfortunately the term was never copyrighted and all sorts of property offerings claim the title. When I started to design ours, I was influenced by a number of people, but one in particular pointed me to what he called “The New York S ...

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NI Science Park In Running For National Innovation Awards
added on Friday, June 20 2014 added on Friday, June 20 2014
The Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP) has been shortlisted for three prestigious United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA) awards. NISP is in the running for the ‘Most Successful Innovation Location’, ‘Most Innovative Project’ and ‘Most Successful Company on a UKSPA site’ for di ...

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