It is with great sadness that we have heard that one of our previous Board members George Stonier has recently passed away. George was one of the founding Board Members of the BIC who enthusiastically supported the BIC and its clients for over 20 years. We pass our condolences on to his family with fond memories.
The BIC has been sponsoring these Awards since the year 2000. Winning such awards is a great accolade for any business. It’s a proud moment for a company and its staff and it’s a great marketing statement for a company and could easily bring you new business
If you need any assistance in entering please let us know. Entries close on 16 December 2016.
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The Business Innovation Centre recently took advantage of Keele University’s Student Internship programme to find someone to design and develop a new client database interface for the company.
Chelsea Nock, pictured here with BIC Deputy Chief Executive Jackie Millward was coming to the end of her MSc in Advanced Computer Science and welcomed the opportunity to practice her skills in a real time environment.
Chelsea’s placement at the BIC lasted for three months under the tutelage of their IT Manager Paul Longshaw. Chelsea immersed herself easily into the BIC team and soon understood the complicated requirements of an organisation which has been operating for over 20 years.
The new database is now up and running and BIC staff are finding it a wonderful resource. They are particularly pleased with the new reporting systems which will help them make light of complicated reporting requirements of their European Funded projects.
Chelsea finally completes her course at the end of September when she will be available for full time employment in web development, programming or software development.
It’s been wonderful following Team GB at the Rio Olympics, we did so well coming second in the Medals table. We got so many golds, so many FIRSTS. And we’ve seen many Firsts in Innovations in Technology helping the adjudicators and referees, Innovations in training helping the athletes reach their maximum fitness but can you remember Dick Fosbury in the Mexico Olympics in 1968 where he first introduced the Fosbury Flop?
On the Nesta website there is an old clip of the actual event where Dick Fosbury took the High Jump by storm when instead of utilising the traditional straddle or scissors technique he decided it would be better to lower his centre of mass during the jump by wrapping his back and himself closely around the bar and land on his shoulders and not his feet. This allowed him to jump much higher – a real innovation. And even though for almost 40 years Fosbury was considered a freak, all High Jump Professionals now use the Fosbury Flop technique.
If your business is ready for new ideas and inspiration why not join us at our next workshop:
Profit from Innovation
14 September 2016 | 4-6pm
Stoke on Trent
Open to all Company Sectors | Registration deadline 31 August 2016
Innovate UK have funds to help companies research and develop innovative technological products where there is a technical risk involved.
Recently Innovate UK restricted applications to four key areas of industry but they currently have ONE Open Competition where companies from any sector can apply but you must be looking to solve or prove a technological risk and the good news is that their contribution is up to 70% of your overall expenditure.
Details below but do note the closing date of 31 August 2016:
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