The new Industry Innovation Forum (IIF) led by the N8 Research Partnership officially launches today at an event held at the University of Leeds.
University of Leeds spin-out company Avacta, has acquired fellow Leeds spin-out - Aptuscan, in a deal worth £1.5 million.
Better forecasting of violent storms, such as those battering the British Isles over the past few weeks, could be possible in the future.
Climate change will increase the amount of electricity generated by solar power in some parts of the world while decreasing it in others.
Researchers have confirmed a unique behaviour within the male population of tiny fig wasps that pollinate fig trees - they team up to help pregnant females, even if they have not mated themselves.