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Sun 18 Feb 2018
SCIENTISTS from the University of York are part of a team of researchers which has discovered enzymes in fungi capable of breaking down one of the main components of wood. Read more...
Tue 13 Feb 2018
A TECHNOLOGY and media company in York has launched a new smartphone app that developers believe will rival the likes of SnapChat and WhatsApp. Read more...
Fri 9 Feb 2018
THE prestigious York Design Awards will celebrate and promote good design across the city for a 12th year after being launched this week. Read more...
Wed 7 Feb 2018
A START-UP soap maker is reporting threefold monthly increases in turnover after moving to new laboratory facilities in York. Read more...
Thu 25 Jan 2018
BRE is looking for SMEs with innovative products or services which could lower carbon emissions in the built environment. The open challenge is part of the Hertfordshire Low Carbon Innovation Network project, run by BRE in partnership with us and the Green Triangle and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Eligible SMEs will have the opportunity to participate in an innovation showcase, as well as other meet the buyer events, and receive 12 hours of free innovation support.  Read more...
Tue 23 Jan 2018
Meridian Line Films are thrilled to receive an award at the 7th China Academy Awards of Documentary Film (CAADF), for their recent documentary series, China: Time of Xi, broadcast on Discovery Asia-Pacific, CCTV-4 and CCTV-9 from October 2017. Hosted by Danny Forster, Dr. Jordan Nguyen and Mary-Ann Ochota, the series reached hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The series itself focuses on what drives Xi Jinping, who must maintain the growth of the world’s second largest economy, and what China can offer the world. A panel of leading experts including former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, economist Dambisa Moyo and author Martin Jacques also feature across the series.  Read more...
Tue 23 Jan 2018
To mark its 30th anniversary, a York PR agency is offering 30 free hours of its time and expertise to a local charity in 2018. The Partners Group, which employs a team of eight at its offices on The Mount is urging local charities and community groups to nominate themselves to take up the 30 hours on offer. Read more...
Wed 17 Jan 2018
ANDREW JACKSON SUPPORTS FAMILY MEDIATION WEEK WITH FREE CLINICS Award-winning family team bucks national trend with increase in mediation work  Read more...
Wed 17 Jan 2018
YORK researchers say they have found no evidence to support the theory that video games make players more violent. A team from the University of York conducted a series of experiments with more than 3,000 participants who were asked to play games. They found that video game concepts did not ‘prime’ players to behave in certain ways and that increasing the realism of violent video games did not necessarily increase aggression in game players. Read more...
Mon 15 Jan 2018
More than 700 people attended a day of inspirational short talks outlining some of the world-leading research taking place at the University of York. Members of the public, academics and students attended a day of free, 15-minute talks showcasing the University’s innovative research.  Read more...
Wed 10 Jan 2018
A MONTHLY event for technology businesses in York is returning in 2018 with a relaunch to encourage growth in the city’s digital economy. Initially started last year to bring together York-based and regional technology business, Tech Scene York has gone from strength to strength and is now back for 2018 under the new banner of Tech York. Organised by Science City York, which forms part of part of Make It York, and the University of York, Tech York will take place next week on Thursday 18 from 5.30pm to 8pm. Read more...
Wed 10 Jan 2018
Over recent years much has been written about big-data and how it’s going to change almost everything. The continuous development in chip technology, the speed of the internet, cloud computing, and our ability to costeffectively store and analyse vast quantities of data mean that big-data is rapidly becoming a reality. Here’s a mind-boggling fact – more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race, and this growth trend will continue. Read more...
Sat 30 Dec 2017
UNIVERSITY of York professor Pratibha Gai has been appointed a Dame (DBE)for services to chemical sciences and technology. Read more...
Mon 18 Dec 2017
Robotics and artificial intelligence (RAI) businesses are being invited to participate in a programme that could help them put forward a strong proposition when seeking investment. Read more...
Mon 11 Dec 2017
Companies in Yorkshire and the Humber created jobs at one of the fastest paces in the UK in November, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional PMI report.  Read more...
Tue 5 Dec 2017
Tech startup RotaCloud has relocated to York city centre after outgrowing two offices at York Science Park in Heslington. Read more...
Mon 4 Dec 2017
York‘s Guild of Media Arts has a new Master from December 4th 2017: Ideas Group marketing director, Ann Gurnell takes up the reigns to lead this 21st century Guild into it’s 3rd year. – Just another 657 years to catch up with York’s oldest Guild The Company of Merchant Adventurers. Read more...
Fri 1 Dec 2017
Catalyst IT a York-based, IT solutions business, romped over the finish line at the 2017 Press Business Awards on Thursday 23 November, winning The Employer of the Year Award. Read more...
Fri 1 Dec 2017
BUSINESSES in the region are being urged to take advantage of free training offered to help upskill staff, raise productivity and boost business growth. Read more...
Fri 24 Nov 2017
HUNDREDS of business people from across the region gathered in York last night for the 27th annual Press Business Awards which saw a global innovator from Rillington take the top crown. Read more...
Thu 23 Nov 2017
The Universities of York and Maastricht have agreed a major partnership in which they will establish joint research projects, teaching collaborations, knowledge exchange, student exchanges and sharing best practice among their staff.  Read more...
Tue 21 Nov 2017
Businesses across Yorkshire are being urged not to miss out on an extra £30m of funding being made available as part of Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme.  Read more...
Wed 15 Nov 2017
A FIRM of York scientists developing food ingredients to boost weight loss is to launch a new product range in the new year featuring muesli pots and coffee and tea blends. Read more...
Wed 15 Nov 2017
YORK business week is returning for its seventh year next week with more than 35 events being staged across the city. Read more...
Mon 6 Nov 2017
YORK is to become the UK’s first Ultra Fibre Optic city as communications giant TalkTalk starts work on the second phase of a new network in the city. Read more...
Fri 3 Nov 2017
Work has now started in the village of Dringhouses marking the start of the second phase of York’s ultra-fibre optic network from TalkTalk. Read more...
Fri 3 Nov 2017
Andrew Jackson is delighted to announce that it remains a top ranked law firm in the York, Hull & surrounds region, according to Chambers & Partners, a leading guide to the UK's top law firms. Read more...
Wed 1 Nov 2017
TICKETS for the 2017 Press Business Awards are now on sale.  Read more...
Wed 18 Oct 2017
YORK based virtual reality game designer New Moon Studios saw its latest creation tested out by a host of celebrities after being appointed to deliver a project for CoppaFeel. Read more...
Tue 17 Oct 2017
Tancream has been named winner of the Outstanding New Product/Service (less than 2 years) category at the 2017 Global Business Excellence Awards.  Read more...
Tue 10 Oct 2017
York Professionals are currently seeking Board Directors from Financial, Property and Legal sectors.  Read more...
Tue 10 Oct 2017
A YORK-based software developer has revolutionised the way live television is produced after working with the BBC on a world-first project. Read more...
Mon 9 Oct 2017
Regional law firm Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP announces the appointment of solicitor Samuel Peake to its growing property practice. Read more...
Thu 5 Oct 2017
LAW firm Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading private client teams. Read more...
Wed 4 Oct 2017
NEW World Foods (Europe is set for growth and 20 new jobs at its York base with support from a seven-figure funding package from HSBC. Read more...
Thu 21 Sep 2017
A government-commissioned report has shown that the north of England generates an annual turnover of £91 billion and employs more than 400,000 people in the regional bioeconomy. Read more...
Thu 14 Sep 2017
Researchers at the University of York have shown that molecules brought to earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the building blocks of DNA. Read more...
Thu 14 Sep 2017
Scientists at the University of York have created a new smart gel that can be shaped by UV light and is able to control the direction in which drugs are released. Read more...
Thu 14 Sep 2017
YORK has huge potential to become a ‘Digital Super Town,’ according to a new report published today. The city has been identified as a digital hotspot thanks to a regional focus on developing science and tech skills and initiatives such as York Science Park, which is predicted to create 2,800 jobs.  Read more...
Wed 13 Sep 2017
New audience figures reveal the 2017 York Festival of Ideas attracted a record number of people, with over 32,000 people attending talks, focus days, exhibitions and performances. Read more...
Wed 13 Sep 2017
Fiona Mozley's debut novel Elmet has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Read more...
Tue 12 Sep 2017
The University of York will host a major chemistry and industrial biotechnology conference this month. Read more...
Tue 12 Sep 2017
Regional law firm Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce that it has advised Hull-based H&R Healthcare, a leading UK distributor of medical products, on its acquisition of the Pretty Legs Holdings group of companies, which includes a leading UK manufacturer of medical and consumer hosiery, for an undisclosed sum.  Read more...
Fri 8 Sep 2017
A University of York academic has shed new light on acclaimed writer Samuel Beckett’s interest in the political events of his time. Read more...
Thu 7 Sep 2017
Scientists at the University of York, in collaboration with researchers at Western Sydney University, have shown that the Australian Magpie may ‘dunk’ its food in water before eating, a process that appears to be ‘copied’ by its offspring. Read more...
Thu 31 Aug 2017
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Jon Geldart as its regional chairman for Yorkshire and the Humber.  Read more...
Wed 30 Aug 2017
New measures to make the UK an international benchmark for success in life sciences will be revealed by British-Canadian geneticist Sir John Bell. Industry proposals to boost the sector, already worth an estimated £64bn to the British economy, will be discussed later today (August 30) at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Translational Medicine. Read more...
Tue 29 Aug 2017
A business based on York Science Park has launched software that connects small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the university leavers. Gradintelligence is the UK’s largest verified online talent platform and keeps the achievement data for more than 690,000 registered students. Read more...
Fri 25 Aug 2017
YORK life sciences business Optibiotix Health has opened up new commercial opportunity in the US for its cholesterol and blood pressure reducing products. Read more...
Wed 23 Aug 2017
A NORTH Yorkshire water brand is to be the official water of the Hockey Women’s World Cup next year as part of a three-year sponsorship agreement between Harrogate Water and England and Great Britain Hockey.  Read more...
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