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Inside Silverstone™ Podcast – Episode #1 – Pim van Baarsen – CEO STC

Longhurst Limited

10th September 2018

Welcome to the first ever Inside Silverstone podcast! Episode #1 sees your host, Chris Broome, interview Pim van Baarsen, CEO of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. Listen as you learn what the Silverstone Te…

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Breakthrough Breakfast

Hillier Hopkins

10th September 2018

Are you a business leader or entrepreneur?  We would like to invite you to our joint breakfast seminar with Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors, presented by Dr Stephanie Hussels, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneursh…

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Hillier Hopkins ‘drop in’ Clinic for Silverstone Technology Cluster

Hillier Hopkins

10th September 2018

Monday 15 October 2018 1pm - 4pm Venue: Silverstone Park, Innovation Centre, Towcester, Northampton, NN12 8GX Free to attend Friendly experts No obligation Who should attend? Business owners and di…

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Say that again: sanctioned, free-from-surcharge, powered mobility for the masses?

room44 Ltd

6th September 2018

A few years ago, probably 2012 or so, there was a right old kerfuffle when some bright spark fitted a skateboard with a petrol engine, and the craze for powered personal mobility took off. For the first time, a…

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Think Business Protection, Think Longhurst

Longhurst Limited

5th September 2018

Think business protection – Think Longhurst   This article forms a two-part series where I explore business protection, and specifically 'human insurance' for the business owner and their key emplo…

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When is a phone not a phone? When it’s only a phone.

room44 Ltd

30th August 2018

The Light Phone was announced after a Kickstarter campaign in 2015. It’s a concept that makes perfect sense in today’s market and taps into a current vibe. It’s a simple solution to a strong…

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Swedish electric car startup Uniti hires new Vehicle Development Director

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th August 2018

Uniti Sweden has hired electric car expert Sally Povolotsky to lead the continued development of its city EV, the Uniti One. Povolotsky held similar roles working with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover on special …

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Technology predictions that are completely useless to you.

room44 Ltd

21st August 2018

Not a single day passes at the moment without a flurry of reposted technology predictions of the future. It has probably always been like this with a timely skew to topical themes. Today it’s technology.…

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STC Annual Conference Call for Technical Papers

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th August 2018

Following the success of last year’s inaugural STC Annual Conference, we will once again use this event to provide a number of STC members the opportunity to showcase their latest technology and developme…

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Designers are changing your world – count the ways.

room44 Ltd

16th August 2018

Not a single day passes at the moment without a flurry of reposted technology predictions of the future. It has probably always been like this with a timely skew to topical themes. Today it’s technology.…

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Getting Ready for Investment – Valuation

EMW

15th August 2018

If your business is in its infancy, and any potential exit seems in the distant future, the importance of a valuation may appear relatively insignificant. However, obtaining and, more importantly, understanding…

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A business plan is POINTLESS without a personal plan

Longhurst Limited

14th August 2018

Do you remember the moment you decided to become a business owner? The elation and realisation that you are now your own boss and an entrepreneur. The fear and acceptance that the buck now stops with you. W…

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Claytex have been selected as one of the 10 Most Promising Dassault Systèmes Solution Providers of 2018

Claytex Services

14th August 2018

CIOReview, a published magazine for technology solutions, have announced Claytex as one of the 10 Most Promising Dassault Systèmes Solution Providers of 2018.   Managing Director of Claytex w…

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Intellectual Property – An Overview

EMW

8th August 2018

As your business grows you will continue to develop your brand and/or the intellectual property you hold in your product or idea that makes it unique. It is therefore vital to understand the key protections ava…

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Five transport developments that will change your customer behaviours.

room44 Ltd

2nd August 2018

We seem to write a lot about transport and the viewable trends in that area. It’s probably something to do with our proximity and relationship with the Silverstone Technology Cluster here in the UK. …

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Scanning and reverse engineering investment

SAC & Co. Engineering Design

31st July 2018

We have recently invested £100k+ in a 3D optical Scanner and 3D Probe from CREAFORM 3D plus van to transport it. This new equipment will allow us to reverse engineer from scan and working in conjunction …

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Cluster Members – We need you!

Longhurst Limited

30th July 2018

Calling all Cluster Members - We need you!   In the coming month we will be launching a new regional podcast called Inside Silverstone™, with a primary focus on interviewing all of you, the creativ…

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Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) – An Overview

EMW

30th July 2018

Disclaimer: The purpose of this note is to provide a brief overview as to what SEIS is, what tax reliefs are available for investors, what the qualifying criteria for the company, the shares and the investor ar…

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Financial expert by profession, Tech geek by nature.

Longhurst Limited

23rd July 2018

Introducing Chris Broome FPFS, owner and chartered financial planner of STC member firm ‘Longhurst’   As a brand-new member of the Silverstone Technology Cluster I’ve thought long and h…

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Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) – An Overview

EMW

19th July 2018

Disclaimer: The purpose of this note is to provide a brief overview as to what EIS is, what tax reliefs are available for investors, what the qualifying criteria for the company, the shares and investor are and…

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Must profit and innovation be mutually exclusive? It’s all about culture. Or you.

room44 Ltd

17th July 2018

Is company culture the problem that innovators struggle with, or is it trying to make innovation as interesting as profit? Or maybe it’s you. If you’re getting in your own way because you are busy,…

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Businesses Urged to Protect Themselves Against Social Media Pitfalls

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

A survey conducted by leading regional law firm Howes Percival has revealed that 30% of businesses surveyed did not have a social media policy – potentially leaving them exposed to reputational …

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Corporate Specialists Advise on Inspiralia Acquisition of Fen Technology

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

Commercial specialists Howes Percival LLP successfully advised product development business Inspiralia, on the acquisition of Cambridge-based Fen Technology. Fen Technology Limited is a leading elect…

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Law Firm Reports Profit Up 37% as Investments Pay Off

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

Leading regional law firm Howes Percival has reported a 14% increase in turnover, with profits up 37%, according to its most recent financial results. The results, for the firm’s full financial year endi…

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Help for Businesses in Recovering Debt Payments from Individuals and Sole Traders

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

Leading regional law firm Howes Percival has launched a free step-by-step guide to help businesses claiming debt payments from individuals, including sole traders. The easy to use flowchart guides busines…

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Government Issues Brexit White Paper

Howes Percival LLP

17th July 2018

The Government has now published its much-anticipated document outlining its main proposals for Brexit and setting out a “comprehensive vision” for the UK’s relationship with the EU, including…

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Growing Your Business – Employment Considerations

EMW

10th July 2018

If your business is looking to enter a significant period of growth it will need to accommodate its newfound capacity by expanding the amount of people that it employs. Whilst this is a positive step for your b…

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Innovation is as complex as you make it – and as simple.

room44 Ltd

5th July 2018

There’s a growing trend that’s being called ‘complexity’. You’ll hear more about it as more people try to convince you that it’s a problem. So, from me to you: innovation is…

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Niche marketing. Music artists doing what they do best.

room44 Ltd

2nd July 2018

Some ideas go full circle, and some need to meet their moment. The music industry is niche marketing at its best: a market retrenching and going back to what it knows to survive. Did Steve Jobs have a vision o…

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Getting Ready For Investment – Types of Funding Available

EMW

28th June 2018

Typically new businesses will make losses in each of their first three years; even when they do start to turn a profit, the business will struggle to grow from purely reinvestment of some of that profit in the …

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MK Digital Summer – Business Briefing

Velocity

13th June 2018

Taking MK businesses digital 19th July  |  8:30 - 10:30  |  Victoria House, Milton Keynes With a history rooted in technology, from the legacy of Bletchley Park to the current MK Autodrive…

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Are You Investment Ready?

EMW

12th June 2018

Before you take on external investment, and before you even enter into any dialogue with potential investors, you need to make sure you’re ready to do so. One of the first key stages once an investment p…

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Be honest, do you really want to have to innovate?

room44 Ltd

12th June 2018

Be honest, do you really want to have to innovate? Something extra to measure, to add to the list of metrics, to resource, something else to detract from what you do. What does innovation even mean? If we c…

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How adverbs describe your need to innovate.

room44 Ltd

7th June 2018

Companies, and the people in them, have a way of describing innovation that reflects their business need. It’s subconscious and revealing. The hidden messages are there, but we must listen to hear them,…

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Roz Bird becomes STC Chair

Silverstone Technology Cluster

4th June 2018

Roz Bird has been appointed Chair of the Silverstone Technology Cluster following a unanimous vote by its Board of Directors. Roz is the Commercial Director for MEPC’s rapidly developing high tech busine…

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Augmented you: ten everyday digital augmentations you’ve stopped thinking about.

room44 Ltd

4th June 2018

Whether it was a great new idea that you signed up to when you first saw it, or the app just appeared when you updated your software, you are at the mercy of your own devices. How far down the road to augment…

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Velocity hosts RPA Breakfast Workshop to help London-based organisations get started with Robotic Process Automation

Velocity

30th May 2018

Last week Velocity, a digital technology services firm with offices in the UK, India and South Africa, hosted a morning workshop at the trendy Citizen M Hotel in London. The topic of the day was robotic process…

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Mental Health at Work

EMW

29th May 2018

Mental Health at work, it’s always been important, however, with increasing endorsement from high profile people including the Royal Family, mental health is being talked about more than ever before and i…

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Meet the Board: Jon Corbett

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th May 2018

Fact: Silverstone Technology Cluster director Jon Corbett is a UEFA qualified football coach. He also oversees investment in small-medium sized enterprises for Barclays in the largest Regional Team outside of L…

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STC companies now engaged in solving Heathrow tech challenges

Silverstone Technology Cluster

24th May 2018

Companies from the Silverstone Technology Cluster have begun working with Heathrow Airport as a direct result of the STC’s first annual conference… Collision Management Systems, based at the Caswe…

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Forget five years. You’ve got eighteen months.

room44 Ltd

23rd May 2018

Back in the 3rd age of industrial revolution (2015), when disruption hadn’t yet been invented, product and service vendors had it easy. They could buy market research, see the past and know the futur…

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‘Harvard standard’ for new STC scale-up programme

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th May 2018

Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam, one of the UK’s foremost professors in entrepreneurialism in the tech industry, is heading up a unique scaling-up course for companies from the Silverstone Technology Cluster. Th…

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STC’s metrology SIG & Advanced Engineering Show invitation

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th May 2018

The Silverstone Technology Cluster will investigate the possibility of a metrology special interest group at an open meeting on 19 June while also confirming it will again sponsor the Advanced Engineering Show&…

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Is your business innovation strategy circular or cyclical?

room44 Ltd

14th May 2018

In the post-war years, Winston Churchill was a keen advocate of a united Europe, insisting that the UK would benefit from being in the club, rather than an outside observer. Boris Johnson’s 2014 book&nb…

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Innovation. Seeing it differently. Seeing it for what it is.

room44 Ltd

10th May 2018

Last year we quoted a report* called Innovation Matters, from PA Consulting, that had surveyed top executives from around the world. It says that: 66% of interview respondents believed their organisation w…

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Data Protection Impact Assessments: Our Response to the ICO’s Draft Guidance

EMW

9th May 2018

The Independent Commissioner’s Office, the UK regulatory body governing data protection, published its draft guidance on data protection impact assessments (“DPIA”) in light of the GDPR on 22 …

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What is perspective? We see it differently.

room44 Ltd

8th May 2018

Sainsbury’s and Asda (owned by Walmart) weren’t being disrupted. They were planning to be the disruptors. And now they are. Perspective is the position from which you see a situation, and what info…

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Innovation was the hardest word to define. Until now.

room44 Ltd

4th May 2018

Innovation or product development? This question comes up in conversation all the time, as well as ‘is innovation the hardest word to define?’ It’s one of those ‘chicken or egg’ …

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Innovation – it’s really simple and really hard.

room44 Ltd

4th May 2018

  There’s a paradox that we can get caught up in today. With the huge amount of messaging we sort, filter and reject or accept minute by minute, the meaning of innovation gets tangled up with the qu…

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Start-ups & SMEs revelling in STC offering

Silverstone Technology Cluster

2nd May 2018

Less than 18 months after its launch the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s membership is now at the 70 mark. STC CEO Pim van Baarsen reported many of the companies to sign up were small-medium sized and o…

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IP and ‘changing attitudes’ among hot topics at lively first ACES SIG

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st May 2018

Fascinating presentations given at the STC’s first event for its Autonomous Connected, Electrified & Shared special interest group (ACES SIG) – from Faraday Partnership, Meridian, Gateway Techno…

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EMW Delighted to host CAE SIG event

Silverstone Technology Cluster

27th April 2018

Crash simulation, cloud-based CFD modelling, design thinking and societal trends… presentations from the STC’s second Computer Aided Engineering special interest group (ACES SIG) – hosted by …

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GDPR – Let’s Get You Ready & Our Top Tips

EMW

27th April 2018

When it comes to data protection, our lawyers are recognised as leading experts. We assist global brands, UK plcs and regional technology and service businesses on all issues of data protection and technology l…

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Not too late to support Simon’s Marathon effort

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th April 2018

Simon Holloway, a champion of the STC’s ACES special interest group, overcame severe leg cramps to complete the recent London Marathon in aid of the Children with Cancer UK charity and now says his next a…

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Cluster has “scope for great economic growth” says MP

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th April 2018

Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart has added to Parliament’s support for the Silverstone Technology Cluster. Iain was a recent visitor to Silverstone Park where he met its Commercial Director Roz Bird &…

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Steering you through 2018

Woodfines Solicitors

17th April 2018

Woodfines Solicitors' specialist road transport legal support have published an updated newsletter. Articles include: 'Steering you through 2018' - advice for Operators Truck Cartel Claims Success for Cros…

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Octelas BI Tool for SMEs shortlisted in 2018 National Technology Awards

Illuminis Insight Software

6th April 2018

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories for the 2018 National Technology Awards: Analytics Product of the Year. (Data might be getting bigger, but to make sense of it there has to be outs…

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First ACES SIG Event Shows the Way Forward

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd March 2018

On Thursday March 22nd, experts from around the UK gathered at Silverstone Park for the inaugural Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared (ACES) Special Interest Group meeting. The event started with fund…

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Second Computer Aided Engineering SIG Event Hailed a Success

Silverstone Technology Cluster

21st March 2018

On Tuesday March 20th, the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s second Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Special Interest Group (SIG) event was held at the STC Founding Member EMW Law’s offices in Milton…

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Annual Conference Presentations now available

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th February 2018

Following the inaugural STC Annual Conference, we can now share some of the presentations from our speakers on the day: Rob Lewis, TotalSim: Contact Mike Dempsey, Claytex: Download Nick Carpenter, Delta Moto…

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New business & growth opportunities presented to Silverstone Technology Cluster companies

Silverstone Technology Cluster

26th January 2018

Leading figures from the worlds of engineering and business have praised the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s first Annual Conference for opening up a new world of opportunity for high-tech companies insi…

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SµGRE-1 is set to inspire new engineers and scientists by taking part in a real NASA space mission

Dynamic Imaging Analytics Limited

4th January 2018

SμGRE-1 (Schools micro-Gravity Rocket Experiment) is an exciting opportunity for schools, colleges and home-schooling households (and parents!) to design and manufacture a small sugar cubed sized sculpture to …

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Computer Aided Engineering SIG Event Deemed a Great Start

Silverstone Technology Cluster

10th November 2017

The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s first Special Interest Group (SIG) event was held on November 9th, 2017 at Silverstone Park. The event, arranged by the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) SIG, aimed to …

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Advanced Engineering Show boost for Silverstone Park & Silverstone Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster

6th November 2017

Business estate Silverstone Park and the Silverstone Technology Cluster say that hosting the Advanced Engineering Show’s VIP Lounge has helped significantly in further boosting&nb…

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International audience as Cluster outlines automotive & high-tech capabilities

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th October 2017

The Department for International Trade has described the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s capabilities as “extensive” after its automotive delegates were given an insight into latest developme…

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STC CEO: “We are well ahead of the targets we set”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th October 2017

Ten months after Silverstone Technology Cluster was launched, we caught up with Chief Executive Officer Pim van Baarsen to capture his thoughts on progress so far and what’s coming up in 2018… Pim…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster confirms high-profile speakers for Advanced Engineering Show

Silverstone Technology Cluster

18th October 2017

Senior engineering figures Stephen Ball, Roger Atkins, Kieron Salter and Rob Lewis have been confirmed as guest speakers as part of the Silverstone Technology Cluster's sponsorship of the VIP Lounge at next mon…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster “can create market place for investors”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th October 2017

Silverstone Technology Cluster companies already have a three in four chance of attracting outside investment provided they can show they are innovative and can be ‘disruptive’ in their own sector. …

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STC ambassadors “bring profile, massive experience and a great network of contacts”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

17th October 2017

Jon Hilton, Stephen Ball and Roger Atkins – high profile names from some of advanced engineering’s most exciting sectors – have been confirmed as ‘ambassadors’ for the Silverstone …

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Predicting and Optimising Electromagnetic Device Performance Seminar

Altair Engineering

12th October 2017

The Internet of Things, connectivity and autonomous technology, renewable energy, wearable devices, and electrification are all trends that are affecting every industry. Sensors will be collecting more informat…

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“This is exactly what we need” tech community tells introductory meetings

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th October 2017

MPs Andrea Leadsom and Andrew Lewer as well engineering companies and business funding networks have received valuable insights into the Silverstone Technology Cluster in recent months via a series of special i…

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Join the Cluster, take advantage!

Silverstone Technology Cluster

29th September 2017

Joining the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s membership which now totals more than 40 influential companies in engineering and business growth could not be easier. CLICK HERE to go to the STC website&rsq…

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voxeljet UK – Official Opening

voxeljet UK Ltd

21st September 2017

voxeljet UK have been very busy over the last month relocating to a bigger 3D printing facility in the heart of Milton Keynes. With more machines installed as well as a preview of the latest printer technology …

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Silverstone Technology Cluster to host Advanced Engineering Show’s VIP Lounge

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th September 2017

Silverstone Technology Cluster in association with Silverstone Park will have a major presence at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show (Weds 1/Thurs 2 November) as hosts of the event’s VIP Lounge. …

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OBE for STC advisor TotalSim’s Rob Lewis

Silverstone Technology Cluster

11th September 2017

Rob Lewis, Managing Director of TotalSim which acts as a special advisor to the Silverstone Technology Cluster, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. The OBE was awarded in the Quee…

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STC’s origins: download the original report

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st September 2017

As the Silverstone Technology Cluster continues to evolve let’s not forget where it all started – and the report behind it that brought applause from both Government and the business and finance com…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster launches three new special interest groups

Silverstone Technology Cluster

3rd August 2017

The Silverstone Technology Cluster continues to move at speed with a number of high-profile engineering names now set to spearhead two new special interest groups (SIGs) focusing on Digital/Advanced Manufacturi…

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Get involved: join STC on social media

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st August 2017

Silverstone Technology Cluster’s profile is now starting to grow across social media platforms Twitter and LinkedIn. Each represents an opportunity for companies of all sizes and individuals across the h…

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Racing into the summer, and the launch of our new Finance Division

TD Group Limited

25th July 2017

The latest TD Group newsletter is now available. This month, we look at how we work with our new client DS Virgin Racing, and how being on site at Silverstone is helping speed things up for their team when it c…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster “empowering high-tech community”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

23rd June 2017

The Silverstone Technology Cluster is ‘empowering’ the local high-tech business community and showcasing the region as an important part of UK plc say an ever-increasing number of senior engineering…

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High-tech community more informed as Silverstone Technology Cluster expands online

Silverstone Technology Cluster

22nd June 2017

The Silverstone Technology Cluster has expanded its website significantly – providing members with further services to help them promote their businesses. SilverstoneTechnologyCluster.com now includes a memb…

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Computer aided engineering first of four SIGs

Silverstone Technology Cluster

16th June 2017

Silverstone Technology Cluster has now formed its first Special Interest Group (SIG) focusing on computer aided engineering. Twelve cutting edge companies have been involved in its formation, among them Brackl…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster ‘opens for business’ as report receives Government backing

Silverstone Technology Cluster

8th June 2017

27 May 2016 A cluster of high-tech engineering businesses, the Silverstone Technology Cluster, has been identified in the area surrounding Silverstone Park by a new research report launched today. The Cluster,…

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Silverstone Technology Cluster opens debate on funding, exporting and recruitment

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th May 2017

Collaboration in areas such as funding, exporting and recruitment was a hot topic of discussion among senior engineering figures at a special Silverstone Technology Cluster meeting. The STC event, hosted by on…

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Sandwell award further highlights Technology Cluster’s know-how

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th April 2017

Another high-profile industry award for Towcester-based Sandwell has further highlighted the specialist high-tech skills within the surrounding Silverstone Technology Cluster. Sandwell Founder and Technical Di…

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CEO: feedback points to “a real appetite” for Silverstone Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster

5th April 2017

Eight weeks after the formation of Silverstone Technology Cluster – the company set up to lead promotion of the region surrounding Silverstone as a global hub for high-tech activity and capability –…

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The ‘three strands’ that will push Silverstone Technology Cluster forward

Silverstone Technology Cluster

7th March 2017

07 March 2017 Promotion, Growth Agenda, Thought Leadership – the three strands identified as being key to the success of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. CEO Pim van Baarsen explains… All thre…

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New company & website launched to promote Silverstone Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th December 2016

19 December 2016 Following on from the launch of the SQW cluster report in June this year a new company – Silverstone Technology Cluster – has been formed to support the high-tech activity within a…

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Department for International Trade’s business export sessions boost for Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st December 2016

The Department for International Trade has hinted it will return for a second business advice session at Silverstone Park after successfully promoting its #ExportingisGREAT message to the high-tech business and…

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