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Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity

Scaffold in bacteria could be biofuel breakthrough

Scientists in Kent believe they could reduce reliance on fossil fuels after finding a way to increase productivity in cells used to make biofuels.

Views sought on Britain's biggest solar farm

The site of the proposed Cleve Hill Solar Park

The first stage of a consultation to cover 890 acres of Kent farmland in solar panels begins today.


Profits decimated as solar industry put ‘on its knees’

Moss Electrical is a wholesaler

An electrical wholesaler which supplies solar panels had its profits decimated after the government removed renewable energy subsidies.

Dozens of jobs on the line

Novartis is at the Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne

More than 70 employees have been told their jobs are under threat after a company announced it intends to close a Kent branch.


Young people 'key' to industrial strategy success

Investment in training young people is essential to the success of the industrial strategy, according to SELEP

The government must focus on skills if its new industrial strategy launched this week is to work, according to a leading business figure.

Bid to offer first Kent medical degrees

A Kent medical school could help develop the surgeons of the future. Stock image.

Two Kent universities have today submitted a joint bid for government cash to fund medical student places in the county for the first time.


Britain's biggest solar farm could be built in Kent

The site of the proposed Cleve Hill Solar Park

Plans have been unveiled to blanket 890 acres of farmland with solar panels as part of a £400 million project.


Scientists unlock goodness of Omega-3 oils

Launch of AlgaeCytes laboratory at Discovery Park, Sandwich

A company that uses algae for health-promoting ingredients has expanded with a new laboratory.


Job losses as telecoms company eyes administration

True Telecom is based in Crossways Business Park in Dartford

Dozens of staff have been made redundant at a telecommunications company after the taxman announced its intention to take it to court.


Planning victory for Kent farm

Polytunnels like the ones used on Salmans Farm. Picture: Val Vannet

A Kent farmer is celebrating after learning he is being allowed to keep controversial tunnels that have angered locals.


School to test app which keeps pupils nearby

Pupils from Dartford Bridge Community Primary School with Dartford MP Gareth Johnson, left, and Hug Group founders Nick Charge, middle, and Andy Davies

A tech start-up aims to rid teachers of the stress of counting heads on school trips with a new app which triggers an alarm if any pupils wander off.


Push to attract firms to county

Kent Medical Campus will be built near Junction 7 of the M20

Development officials will make a big push to attract new businesses to Kent at the UK's largest property summit.

Wind firm blows investments as it falls into administration

A wind turbine designed by X-Wind Power

A wind energy company is in administration four years after moving to Kent and later receiving a £1m council loan as it promised to create 100 jobs.

Drug research awarded nearly £1m

Centauri Therapeutics has been awarded nearly £1 million to continue its research into treatments for drug-resistant bacteria. Picture: Caroline Davis2010

A biotechnology company has been given a government grant to continue its research into treatment for infectious diseases.

Touchscreen designer’s revenue rise

Sahara Presentation Systems distribute and manufacture audio visual equipment used in schools and boardrooms

A touchscreen designer and manufacturer improved annual sales by more than a quarter after cementing its place in the schools market.

Tech firm to post first profit in three years

APC Technology is a supplier of electronic components and has an energy-saving division, Minimise Group

An electronic components distributor is expected to reveal its first pre-tax profit in three years when it reveals its annual results.

Jobs announcement poised as park marks five years

The fifth birthday celebrations for Discovery Park in Sandwich

Bosses at a business estate revealed a “big organisation” is looking for a 60,000 sq ft premises where it could create 400 jobs.

Joint pain treatment set for human trial

Levicept has developed a protein designed to relieve joint pain. Stock picture

A biotechnology company is beginning clinical trials of a new treatment for osteoarthritis and chronic pain developed in Kent.

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