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  • Plymouth University commits to reduction of single use plastics

    The University of Plymouth is recognised globally as a world-leading centre for research into the causes and impacts of marine litter.

    Now it has agreed a plan to build on that expertise by reducing the amount of plastic waste generated on its campuses, and the use of single-use plastics in general.

  • ATI pop-up Innovation Centres are springing up across the county

    If you are strolling through Cornwall’s town centres or visiting one of the business parks over the coming months, you may spot something new. ATI Pop-up Innovation Centres are springing up across the county, from Launceston to St Marys, bringing a range of services and opportunities to local businesses.

  • Can you offer your expertise?

    Mentoring an undergraduate student is a rewarding experience and one that, amongst other things, can develop your coaching skills.

    We are keen to recruit mentors from various professions to support students with their career aspirations over a 6 month period.

  • Student businesses repeat success in making Santander Universities Entrepreneurship semi-finals

    For the second year in a row, the University of Plymouth’s two entrants in the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards have both made it through to the semi-finals.

    The competition has engaged over 1,000 student and graduate businesses across the country this year, with Santander Universities partner universities running an internal selection process to find a single entry in each of the technology and non-technology categories.

  • Students impress BETA judges in pitch for start-up funding

    Ten student businesses have been awarded start-up grants of up to £1,500 after impressing judges as part of the University’s BETA skills development and start-up support programme.

    Nine start-ups from Plymouth Business School and one from the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics received the grants from their faculties, after successful pitches to the BETA panel.

  • Refresh Porthleven!

    PIC client Engine House Media are pleased to introduce the newly designed Refresh Porthleven water bottle.

    These fresh, new bottles can be purchased around Porthleven in some of the cafés and restaurants, plus they'll fill it up with water for you free of charge.

  • Cornwall’s fast-growing tech sector highlighted in national report

    Cornwall’s fast-growing tech sector has once again been singled out for its “impressive growth” in this year’s Tech Nation report, the annual survey of the UK’s tech economy.

    The report, published 17th May, says Cornwall’s digital connectivity, quality of life and helpful tech community were key strengths and meant the sector’s impressive growth of the last few years “shows no sign of slowing down”.

  • How to tell if a patent is being enforced

    Today, a great deal of published information about patents and patent applications is readily available for free on the Internet.

    In this article, PIC client Albright IP Limited discusses the means of obtaining up-to-date status information on patents and if they are being enforced.