5G and £200m more for “Full Fibre” Broadband

In the budget the Chancellor announced several improvements for broadband connectivity in the United Kingdom, including boosts for 5G Mobile and another £200m for “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) networks. Several significant broadband infrastructure related developments have happened since last year’s budget, not least of which was last November’s announcement of a major new fund for “full fibre” (FTTH/P)

2017-03-13T10:56:20+01:00March 13th, 2017|News|

Sci-Tech Daresbury – where Theresa May ventures CDI Alliance follows!

Following in the footsteps of Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabinet a couple of days earlier (read more), CDI Alliance associates Guy Lewis and Richard Lukey attended the monthly Business Breakfast Network at Sci-Tech Daresbury on 27 January 2017. CDI Alliance are currently involved with Halton Borough Council providing an ICT business support service to

2017-01-28T09:26:42+01:00January 27th, 2017|News|

Business Lincolnshire at Boston College

CDI Alliance Directors Stuart McFarlane and Richard Lukey represented the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub at Boston College's "The Age of Information and Technology" event yesterday - 25th January 2017. The breakfast event which was attended by over 60 delegates was a fantastic opportunity to engage and network with some of the industry's key players. It

2017-01-26T12:27:05+01:00January 26th, 2017|Guest Blogs, News|

Snapchat opens London base in the latest boost to London

Following a year of rapid growth for Britain's tech industry, 2017 has already offered good news with Snapchat opening its international base in London. The move is expected to bring hundreds of millions of non-US ad revenues into the UK. Snapchat said it picked the capital over European alternatives because its "strong creative industries make it a great place to build

2017-01-12T15:40:51+01:00January 12th, 2017|News|

Funding competition: analysis for innovators

Businesses can apply for a share of £6.5 million to work with world-leading organisations on solutions for analysis/measurement problems. Innovate UK, Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), National Physical Laboratory (NPL), LGC (formerly the Laboratory of the Government Chemist) and NEL (formerly the National Engineering Laboratory) are to invest up to £6.5 million in innovation

2017-01-10T09:18:31+01:00January 10th, 2017|Guest Blogs, News|

Gameslab Leeds

Creative England is proud to announce Gameslab Leeds, the latest regional instalment of its successful Gameslab programmes. Gameslab Leeds is a three year programme which supports studios and digital companies in the Leeds City Region. With £300,000 worth of grants available up to 2019, alongside investment opportunities, the programme will also offer non-financial support in

2017-01-03T13:53:39+01:00January 3rd, 2017|News|

Value of North West R&D tax relief claims hits £130m

Research and development (R&D) tax relief claims have risen in the North West as more and more companies look to unlock funding to support their growth plans. According to accountancy firm RSM, the number of R&D tax relief claims in the region leapt by 15%. The company, which has regional offices in Manchester, Preston, Liverpool

2017-01-03T08:14:58+01:00January 3rd, 2017|News|

The Splinternet – NESTA’s 2017 Predictions

2016 was a year dominated by seismic political events around the globe, shaking the democratic underpinnings of our societies to their core. 2017 is unlikely to be very different. The internet was often the theatre for these changes- from the proliferation of fake news to the WikiLeaks DNC hack and @realDonaldTrump. As domestic and geopolitical

2016-12-14T09:14:41+01:00December 14th, 2016|News|

Disused warehouse transformed into digital workspace

WEB and print design agency Umber Creative has worked with Humber LEP and Hull City Council to transform a disused warehouse into digital workspace. Until recently, Umber Creative had been based at The University of Hull since its launch, starting with an incubation space in the Enterprise Centre before progressing to offices in Newlands Science

2016-12-13T14:29:40+01:00December 13th, 2016|News|