International arrivals unveiled at Sci-Tech Daresbury

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

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Sci-Tech Daresbury collaboration leads to sales rise

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.

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SEIPI, Malaysian counterparts to collaborate on sci-tech center

The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI) said Friday it is collaborating with Malaysian industry associations to set up a science and technology center in the Philippines.

“We have met with several Malaysian organizations. The first one is SFAM (Semiconductor Fabrication Association of Malaysia),” SEIPI President Danilo C. Lachica said at an online conference.

He said the Malaysian group has agreed to help SEIPI with its plan to set up a science and technology center “to move the Philippines’ electronics industry up the value chain.”

“We will set up meetings with SFAM members and hopefully develop a memorandum of agreement on collaborative activities,” he added.

Mr. Lachica said the science and technology center is part of the industry’s road map funded by the Trade department and administered by the Science and Technology department.

“It’s called Product and Technology Holistic Strategy (PATHS)… We are looking for funding

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Belarus-Russia Union State PA to discuss implementation of sci-tech programs

MOSCOW, 25 September (BelTA) – The Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia will hold a video conference on 28 September, BelTA learned from the PA press service.

MPs will take stock made in the progress of the following sci-tech programs of the Belarus-Russia Union State: “Development of complex technologies for the creation of materials, devices and key elements of space facilities and advanced products of other industries” (Technology SG); “Development of a new generation of electronic components for control and safety systems of special and dual-purpose vehicles” (Autoelectronics); “Development of innovative energy-saving technologies and equipment for the production and effective use of safe mixed feeds for valuable species of fish, fur animals and certain types of animals” (Mixed Fodder).

“The Parliamentary Assembly also exercises control over the implementation of priority areas and overriding goals aimed at further development of the Union State for

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Five ‘pioneering’ companies move to Sci-Tech Daresbury

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

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EEC Board head sets up sci-tech council

MINSK, 10 September (BelTA) – The sci-tech council has been set up under Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Mikhail Myasnikovich, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Committee on Science and Technology.

Aleksandr Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus, took part in the first video conference of the council. Five issues were on the agenda, including prospects for the development of the Eurasian economic integration and cooperation in science and technology, operation of expert groups, preparation and implementation of interstate programs and innovation projects of the Eurasian Economic Union. Before the end of the year, the council is expected to discuss the draft interstate program “Integrated System of EAEU Member States for Production and Provision of Space and Geoinformation Services Based on National Earth Remote Sensing Data Sources”. The plans will also include digital, infrastructure and energy

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Three Sci-tech innovation IPOs in China approved


The initial public offering (IPO) of three companies on the science and technology innovation board has been approved by the securities regulator in China.

Shanghai Taitan Scientific Co., Ltd., Frontier Biotechnologies Inc. and Shenzhen Consys Science & Technology Co., Ltd. are both going to be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s sci-tech innovation board, which is also called the STAR market the China Securities Regulatory Commission said.

The companies and their underwriters are going to confirm the IPO dates and released their prospectuses after discussions with the stock exchange.

The STAR market that was made in June of the earlier year to support firms in the high-tech and strategic emerging sectors, makes listing criteria easier but it has higher requirements for information disclosure.


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China to stick to int’l sci-tech cooperation despite U.S. obstruction

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A robot system is displayed at the 10th China Smart City and Intelligent Economy Expo in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Sept. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage and the global economy undergoes severe setbacks, China is again calling for the strengthening of international sci-tech cooperation, an effective way to win an earlier victory over the global health crisis.

However, over the past few months, some hardliners in Washington have taken various measures aimed at China to suppress bilateral sci-tech exchange and cooperation, fully displaying their prejudice and narrow-mindedness.

Under their manipulative influence, the U.S. government has imposed increasingly onerous visa restrictions on Chinese scholars and students, launched witch-hunting investigations into Chinese-American scientists working in the high-tech sector, and blacklisted Chinese high-tech firms.

History has proved that U.S. sanctions will only provide China with further

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China green lights 4 sci-tech novelty IPOs

(MENAFN) China’s securities controller has accepted the listing for the initial public offerings (IPOs) of four corporations on the science and technology novelty plank.

The China Securities Regulatory Commission stated that Wuhan Keqian Biology Co., Ltd., Road Environment Technology Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Lante Optics Co., Ltd. and Chipsea Technologies (Shenzhen) Corp., Ltd., will be scheduled on the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s sci-tech novelty board, frequently known as the STAR marketplace.

The corporations and their underwriters will corroborate the IPO dates and issue their brochures subsequent to deliberations with the stock exchange.

The STAR marketplace, installed in June last year and intended to hold up corporations in the high-tech and strategic rising sectors, eases listing criteria but adopts higher obligations for information revelation.


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Sci-tech minister named vice-chief of Hanoi’s Party unit

Vietnam’s Science and Technology Minister Chu Ngoc Anh has been named deputy secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee by the Politburo.

The appointment was announced on Friday by the Party’s Central Organizing Commission and the Standing Committee of Hanoi’s Party organ.

Chu Ngoc Anh, 55, was born in Thai Hoa Commune, Ba Vi District, Hanoi.

He was a research fellow and lecturer at the School of Engineering Physics under the Hanoi University of Science and Technology between October 1988 and November 1995.

Between 1995 and 2010, he held several different positions in public agencies in the post and communications sectors.

He was deputy minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology from August 2010 until March 2013.

Anh was named deputy secretary of the Party Committee in the northern province of Phu Tho in March 2013. He was made chairman of the provincial People’s Committee in May the same year.

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