A University of Leeds spin-out which is pioneering a new way to make toughened glass for mobile phone screens and wearable devices has secured £600,000 to prove the benefits of its technology.

Advanced data analytics is opening up a "new frontier" for business research and development (R&D), according to a new report from Nexus and the Confederation of British Industry.

Leeds researchers have been awarded a £10.1m investment from UK Research and Innovation to expand a digital pathology and artificial intelligence programme across the North of England.

Plans are already being devised for collaborations with Channel 4 following the announcement that the corporation will locate its new national headquarters in Leeds.

More than 100 students took part in this year’s Fintech Hackathon, receiving valuable advice from leading businesses during the 24-hour challenge.