Swedish and Icelandic Visit
On Thursday 17th November, InfoLab21 welcomed a group of international delegates who were looking at establishing a presence in the UK gathering regional information and contacts. The tour was organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
The group included representatives from UKTI Stockholm and leading Swedish companies Hansoft, SP Devices, Kiwok, and form Iceland, IMPRA / IceTech and Marorka UKTI Reykjavik.
The group also included representatives from the University of Akureyri, Iceland. ProNova Science Park wanted to find out more about British best practice on knowledge transfer and academic business engagement, and their representatives were particularly interested in the KBC.
One company, Marorka, an engineering company specialising in energy management and energy system research were looking to expand overseas as they need specialists such as engineers, ship engineers, computer scientists, and analysts whom they cannot find in Iceland. The Canadian government is offering the company incentives and they have been on a fact finding mission to Canada already. Markorka however has identified the UK as being superior due to the well-established network of science parks, and also good and solid backing from the government.
The group thoroughly enjoyed their tour of InfoLab21 and the KBC has already had an inquiry from an Icelandic company.
Tue 20 December 2005
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Wed 29 April 2015
The new Engineering Building has won recognition in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards.
Tue 28 April 2015
The Faculty has upheld its strong reputation as a destination for students wishing to pursue studies in science and technology in the latest league tables published by The Complete University Guide for 2016.
Tue 28 April 2015