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Queen's Award for Director of Warwick Ventures

Warwick Ventures Director Ederyn Williams has been given a Queen's Award for Achievement in Enterprise Promotion. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious Awards for business success. The panel noted that “[Ederyn] has proved himself to be a successful long-term practitioner of knowledge transfer who has taken two universities, Leeds and Warwick, into the forefront of effective university spin-out. He has supported these paid activities with a substantial amount of additional work in helping other practitioners across the UK and in setting up professional bodies."

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Company Formation - Warwick Analytics

Warwick Ventures is proud to announce its latest company formation; Warwick Analytics Ltd. Warwick Analytics is founded on research conducted by Prof. Darek Ceglarek working out of Warwick Manufacturing Group's Digilab. Warwick Analytics is a Manufaturing Lifespan Improvement Process Tool. In essence it is a piece of software - at the center of which is a highly sophisticated algorythm which is able to trace faults in complex manufactured systems. Of particular value to the aero and automotive industries we are already in discussions with a global data-mining company, and a number of UK-based high-end car manufacturuers. Warwick Analytics are currently looking for potential customers for demonstration / case studies projects.

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Carbon Trust investment in Concurrent Thinking

Concurrent Thinking Ltd today announced that it had spun out its cluster appliance business into a new company. The new company will exploit technology that was conceived and sold by Streamline Computing Ltd, the UK’s leading integrator of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems. Over the last 18 months, this technology has been deployed at more than 40 of Streamline’s customers in the UK. The spin-out follows the successful completion of a syndicated funding round of over £1M, which included original shareholders as well as a new investor, Carbon Trust Investment Partners. The funds will be used to grow the business internationally as well as reach a larger market within HPC and more mainstream computing sectors. A particular focus will be placed on exploiting the company’s technology for holistic energy management within data-centre environments.

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Call for Competition Entries

The Engineer Technology & innovation Awards 2010

Collaboration, whether it’s between technology-led companies and Universities, or between businesses with distinct areas of expertise, is the fuel that drives innovation. This is particularly true in the UK, where new ideas, new technologies and new products are, increasingly, forged on the interface between organisations from different disciplines, with diverse sets of skills, and varying approaches to problem solving. The Engineer Technology amp; Innovation Awards 2010 will turn the spotlight on the fruits of this collaborative process. Now in its fourth year, this prestigious awards scheme is run by The Engineer, the leading magazine and website for technology and innovation, in conjunction with main sponsor BAE Systems.


  • Aerospace
  • Defence & Security
  • Energy
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Environmental Technology
  • Civil & Built Environment
  • Automotive / Rail / Marine
  • Manufacturing & Process Innovation
  • Consumer Products
  • Sports Technology
  • The Engineer Collaboration Grand Prix
The IET Innovation Awards 2010

The IET Innovation Awards celebrate the products, technologies and processes that lead the way in engineering innovation. Spanning 15 categories, the Awards are judged by engineering experts and recognise the depth and breadth of innovative work being carried out across all areas of engineering and technology.


  • Asset Management
  • Built Environment
  • Electronics
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Healthcare Technologies
  • Information Technology
  • Measurement in Action
  • Power / Energy
  • Product Design
  • Software in Design
  • Start-up
  • Sustainability
  • Team
  • Telecommunications

Warwick Ventures is planning to enter both competitions. If you would like to make a suggestion for your spin-out / collaboration, please contact Chris Buck at who is co-ordinating Warwick's entries.
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