Bradford set to be home to £12 million digital health hub

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Design Exchange in Little Germany The Design Exchange in Little Germany

BRADFORD is set to become a digital health hub after plans for a £12million scheme were announced in the city.

The University of Bradford has won £3.8million from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to set up a University Enterprise Zone after making a successful bid, it was announced this morning.

As part of the project, two new centres will be open in Bradford over the next three years.

A new digital exchange will replace Bradford Council's existing Design Exchange in Little Germany.

This will create a hub for small and new companies who focus on information and communications technology.

There will be onsite support for them from BT researchers and Bradford University academics. It is scheduled to open early next year.

A new £7 million health and wellbeing centre will be built on the University of Bradford campus.

This site will be used by doctors, opticians and pharmacists and for trialling out new health devices and services.

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12:41pm Thu 3 Jul 14

JAtkinson says...

Fantastic news. Great to have some wholly positive news about investment in Bradford. Big things like this really can kick start businesses around them.
Fantastic news. Great to have some wholly positive news about investment in Bradford. Big things like this really can kick start businesses around them. JAtkinson
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1:03pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Cooperlane2 says...

Shall I get the ball rolling?
A perfect place to study 3rd world diseases whilst living in a 1st world country...TB, hereditary genetics, lots of elephants in the room for them to have a crack at.
Shall I get the ball rolling? A perfect place to study 3rd world diseases whilst living in a 1st world country...TB, hereditary genetics, lots of elephants in the room for them to have a crack at. Cooperlane2
  • Score: -2

2:07pm Thu 3 Jul 14

basil fawlty says...

They could hopefully trial a device that prevents excessive negativity syndrome (a common Bradford disease).
They could hopefully trial a device that prevents excessive negativity syndrome (a common Bradford disease). basil fawlty
  • Score: -1

2:31pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Andy2010 says...

basil fawlty wrote:
They could hopefully trial a device that prevents excessive negativity syndrome (a common Bradford disease).
No trial needed. Just remove the idiots in the council running the city and there you have it
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: They could hopefully trial a device that prevents excessive negativity syndrome (a common Bradford disease).[/p][/quote]No trial needed. Just remove the idiots in the council running the city and there you have it Andy2010
  • Score: 21

3:32pm Thu 3 Jul 14

pcmanners says...

Very sensibly the University has excluded the Council and gone it alone in setting up this hub. After the failure of their Buck Lane joint venture who can blame them.
Very sensibly the University has excluded the Council and gone it alone in setting up this hub. After the failure of their Buck Lane joint venture who can blame them. pcmanners
  • Score: 1

3:52pm Thu 3 Jul 14

sorrow&anger says...

At last some good news. And how typical that it has nothing to do with the Council. The University should take over Cllr. Green's Producer City scheme then there might be just a chance it would deliver something.
At last some good news. And how typical that it has nothing to do with the Council. The University should take over Cllr. Green's Producer City scheme then there might be just a chance it would deliver something. sorrow&anger
  • Score: 9

4:11pm Thu 3 Jul 14

sunnysidedown says...

sorrow&anger wrote:
At last some good news. And how typical that it has nothing to do with the Council. The University should take over Cllr. Green's Producer City scheme then there might be just a chance it would deliver something.
Quite so. The Council should be creating and promoting enterprise zones not leaving it to somebody else.
[quote][p][bold]sorrow&anger[/bold] wrote: At last some good news. And how typical that it has nothing to do with the Council. The University should take over Cllr. Green's Producer City scheme then there might be just a chance it would deliver something.[/p][/quote]Quite so. The Council should be creating and promoting enterprise zones not leaving it to somebody else. sunnysidedown
  • Score: 7

5:00pm Thu 3 Jul 14

bluebluerobin says...

There'll be quite a few people glad to see the back of the Council's Design Exchange. It never worked properly.
There'll be quite a few people glad to see the back of the Council's Design Exchange. It never worked properly. bluebluerobin
  • Score: 7

8:09pm Thu 3 Jul 14

bcfc1903 says...

JAtkinson wrote:
Fantastic news. Great to have some wholly positive news about investment in Bradford. Big things like this really can kick start businesses around them.
Absolutely agree, great news indeed and great to see yet more serious investment in Bradford. It's all good!!!!
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Great to have some wholly positive news about investment in Bradford. Big things like this really can kick start businesses around them.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree, great news indeed and great to see yet more serious investment in Bradford. It's all good!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 2

8:11pm Thu 3 Jul 14

linebacker2 says...

sunnysidedown wrote:
sorrow&anger wrote:
At last some good news. And how typical that it has nothing to do with the Council. The University should take over Cllr. Green's Producer City scheme then there might be just a chance it would deliver something.
Quite so. The Council should be creating and promoting enterprise zones not leaving it to somebody else.
Bradford and other nearby cities did indeed put in for enterprise zones, but guess - what only Leeds got one...
[quote][p][bold]sunnysidedown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sorrow&anger[/bold] wrote: At last some good news. And how typical that it has nothing to do with the Council. The University should take over Cllr. Green's Producer City scheme then there might be just a chance it would deliver something.[/p][/quote]Quite so. The Council should be creating and promoting enterprise zones not leaving it to somebody else.[/p][/quote]Bradford and other nearby cities did indeed put in for enterprise zones, but guess - what only Leeds got one... linebacker2
  • Score: 7

8:42pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Victor Clayton says...

Great news
Great news Victor Clayton
  • Score: 6
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