Science and innovation campus Sci-Tech Daresbury has welcomed two new international technology companies to its list of tenants.
Factorytalk is a software and services company based in Bangkok which specialises in Industry 4.0 solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturing, also known as Pharma 4.0.
The company currently has 35 staff globally and its expansion is part of a strategic move to operate within the UK market and time zone, helping to create better support and communication with European and other international markets.
Factorytalk products include Batchline, a simple and effective cloud electronic batch record application offering powerful process, quality, and management tools.
Interest is also being generated by Tulip, a no-code IOT-enabled platform developed at MIT and suitable for simple digital transformation of manufacturing operations by building code-free apps.
Tangent Works was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Gooik, Belgium.
The Artifical Intelligence company supplies an innovative solution to automate the
The continued impact of the collaborative culture at Sci-Tech Daresbury led to a strong rise in overall sales last year, according to new figures.
Income was up 27 per cent – a 5 per cent increase on 2018 – as shown through a campus survey of 117 companies.
It also found that more than 70 per cent of firms on site are collaborating with at least one of their neighbours, generating approximately £10m in sales and cost savings.
Exports for those on campus sit at 29 per cent, with Europe remaining the key market and accounting for 50 per cent of all international sales.
Elsewhere, the survey revealed that more than 240 new products and services were developed in 2019 – nearly double that of the previous year and the highest ever figure for the campus. Sci-Tech Daresbury companies also created a net increase of 162 jobs during the period.
FIVE new ‘pioneering’ businesses have moved to Daresbury Laboratory.
The ‘early stage’ companies who have newly set up shop at Sci-Tech Daresbury span the sectors of augmented reality to the development of coronavirus testing technology.
They include Envisage Space, which uses advanced satellite technologies and analytics to improve GPS accuracy and LR Consultancy, a developer of advanced purification technology for the chemicals industry.
IoT Horizon: An Internet of Things Specialist develops clients’ concepts into a profit-making business – including sensors, security software and electronics.
Meanwhile, Immersive Story Lab uses immersive techology to make moving ‘storyworlds’ with 3D augmented reality characters and Alphabiolabs creates DNA, drug and alcohol tests – and more recently has been developing testing for Covid-19.
Delyth Edwards, business incubation programmes manager at Sci-Tech Daresbury, said: “It’s really exciting to be welcoming these five new companies to Daresbury Laboratory.
“With our facilities, capabilities and expertise, we are perfectly