IBLF Awards – Apply now and WIN a £10k voucher to springboard your business


Innovation vouchers are now open to all kinds of smaller businesses. You can claim up to £5,000 towards the cost of expert advice if you are running an SME – or just starting up.

The funding encourages you to seek out fresh knowledge that can help your business to grow and develop.


Illuminating York has joined the prestigious media arts network Connecting Cities as associated partners.

Through the network, York is linked to partners in other leading creative cities such as Berlin, Sao Paulo, Linz, Istanbul, Brussels, Madrid, Vienna, Montreal, Melbourne, and Helsinki.


Abingdon Health (“Abingdon” or “the company”), the specialist rapid diagnostic technology company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Serascience Limited and the completion of group fund-raising of £2.1m from current shareholders.


Following the successful completion of the Great North Run (7th Sept 2014) by Abingdon Health Laboratory Services director Marion Peak, raising money for Cancer Research UK.


On behalf of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Northern Futures project, on the 16th October the Cabinet Office’s Policy Lab, in partnership with Innovate York, will bring people together for an 'Open Ideas Day'. This will facilitate a new kind of debate about economic growth in the North. 

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The University of York has been named the top university in the North, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

Not only has York scooped this title, an outstanding performance by Leeds in this year’s rankings makes it runner-up in the prestigious annual University of the Year award.


Over 80 events in 20 venues will take place in York on 26 September as part of the annual EU-funded European Researchers’ Night.

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