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New University of Hertfordshire partnership to create instant opioid overdose tests

The University of Hertfordshire has joined forces with Animal Free Research UK to develop a new rapid test that will immediately detect whether somebody is experiencing an opioid overdose, allowing...

Innovative collaboration launched to combat crop disease

An ambitious collaboration between the John Innes Centre and the University of Hertfordshire will fast track urgently needed solutions to the growing problem of crop diseases....

Universities across the East of England take leading roles in nation’s recovery from pandemic

Universities across the region are supporting Universities UK’s (UUK) economic and social recovery campaign Getting Results, to help people and businesses recover from the wide-ranging damage caused by the Covid-19...

University of Hertfordshire-led proposal reaches final of the government’s £120m Institute of Technology competition

A proposal to create a new Hertfordshire Institute of Technology (IoT), led by the University of Hertfordshire, is one of 13 to have reached the final stage of the government’s...

The future is bright: business leaders’ positive message to SMEs as Hertfordshire recovers from COVID-19

Local business leaders and SMEs explored how companies can innovate and grow post-pandemic in an online panel discussion for the University of Hertfordshire’s SME Support Day (28 April)....

Hertfordshire is powering the UK’s future

Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has a 10 year legacy of partnering with higher and further education to create the foundations for growth for our current and future workforce. Adrian Hawkins...

University of Hertfordshire’s contribution to local growth and regeneration recognised in Research England’s Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF)

The University of Hertfordshire has been recognised for the diverse contribution it makes to local growth and regeneration, the quality of its research partnerships and its work with the public...

Hertfordshire Business School Information Technology Management students win Tech Partnership’s Spring Challenge

Information Technology Management for Business students win Tech Partnership’s Spring Challenge....

Lockdown leads to widespread use of image and performance enhancing drugs, Herts researchers find

20% of people have used image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs) during the COVID-19 pandemic – rising to 32% in the UK, an international study led by the University of Hertfordshire has found. Researchers...

Case Studies

Wedding cake business innovates in pandemic

Wedding cake business owner, Toyin Opebiyi, found a way to pivot her business during the pandemic with the help of the Volunteer Business Support Scheme....

Labelling solutions business drives growth through product testing at the University

Welwyn Garden City based business, Silver Fox, explain how the University and it's engineering department have supported them with successful product testing....

Suzero’s war on sugar; healthy snack bar entrepreneurs push for accelerated growth in 2021

Business Incubator members Ollie and Sam, continue waging a war against sugar, with low sugar snack bars, Suzero....

Virtual reality business, Virtronix, continues to grow with the support of the University's Business Incubator

Business Incubator member, Richard Jackson, on how the University has helped grow his company Virtronix, through collaborative support and guidance....

The craft of co-creation: degree apprenticeships

Andrew Flintham, reflects on their partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and the success of their TUI Management Degree Apprenticeship...

Business Incubator member, Caroline Syson, prepares for January launch of Pocket PA

Caroline Syson has been a member of the University of Hertfordshire's Business Incubator since July 2018, and is due to launch her simple accountancy-based app for entrepreneurs, Pocket PA, this...

£3.5 million climate change fund established to shake agri-food sector

A consortium of leading scientific research and academic institutions have come together to identify innovative solutions to tackle climate change linked to the agri-food sector....

Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership contributes significant research to the life sciences industry

University of Hertfordshire PhD student James Fortune is in his second year of a Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership (HKEP), contributing significant research to the life sciences industry on behalf of...

A decision-support system for the NHS

As the UK population ages, and demand for health care continues to exceed supply, NHS managers need to be able to make the most out of scarce resources....