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24 Apr 2015
Two business awards for Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park companies
Two companies from Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP) Innovation Centre have scooped Leicester Mercury Business Awards.
The Leicester Mercury Business Awards recognise the achievement of innovative companies in Leicestershire that are boosting the local economy.
The Excellence in Science & Technology Awardwent toCommAgility, Queen’s Award for Enterprise winner and leading developer of technology products for the latest 4G and 5G mobile communications. The company’s client base is truly global, with customers in over 15 countries including the USA, China, South Korea, India, France and Israel. CommAgility has been supported by LUSEP’s Innovation Centre since it was founded in 2006, and a number of Loughborough graduates make up its skilled engineering team.
New Business of the Year went to Segura Systems, whose unique cloud-based supply chain technology supports transparent and ethical sourcing. Founded in 2011, Segura has built up an outstanding track record with major clothing brands. Since its relocation to LUSEP in 2013, Segura has partnered the University’s construction management experts to create a supply chain software solution to support ethical sourcing within the construction sector.
CommAgility and Segura were selected from over 200 companies, to be presented with their awards at Leicester’s Platinum Suite. Their honours are the latest in a string of successes for LUSEP companies at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. Intelligent Energy, the global power technology company founded on Loughborough University research, also won Company of the Year in 2013.
Professor Steve Rothberg, Loughborough University Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise, said: “These are well-deserved accolades for CommAgility and Segura, and many congratulations to them.” He continued: “As we look forward to opening our new Innovation Centre in the autumn, I am proud of how our Science and Enterprise Parks have once again proved to be a base from which new businesses can innovate and grow.”
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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.