Malvern Hills businesses turning to apprenticeships to fill skills gap
Key IQ, a business and technology consultancy which also manages the Wyche Innovation Centre, recently took on two new apprentices in the form of 19-year-old James Brewer from Malvern and Charles Aljaradat, also 19, from Worcester.
Malvern Observer, 17th January 2018 [read more]
Key IQ's Technical Director is author of new business book Start to Exit
Dr Adrian Burden's new title about maximizing the value in your start-up is now available on Amazon.
Business & Innovation Magazine, 26th October 2017 [read more]
Local Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship benefits from Energy Efficiency advice and grant funding
The Business Energy Efficiency Programme enables the Wyche Innovation Centre to improve double-glazing, enhance loft insulation and install LED lighting.
Worcestershire Business Central, 14th July 2017 [read more]
TechNation 2017 report cites Key IQ's Wyche Innovation Centre as a notable workspace
The TechNation 2017 report that highlights the UK's digital tech economy featured Worcester & Malvern as a significant UK cluster, mentioning the Wyche Innovation Centre.
TechNation report, 22nd March 2017 [read more]
Key IQ provides high-tech placements
News about our variety of work experience, student and apprenticeship placements providing unique training opportunities for students and young professionals.
Malvern Gazette, 25th July 2016 [read more]
Wyche Innovation Centre to be presented as a case study at the Facilities Show 2016, London
Dr Adrian Burden to give a presentation titled "Creating and running a Business & Innovation Centre in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty."
Facilities Show 2016, 22nd June 2016
Key IQ's Technical Director an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Worcester
Dr Adrian Burden is one of the first wave of Entrepreneurs in Residence at the Worcester Business School.
Worcester News, 14th March 2016 [read more]
Key IQ highlighted in TechNation 2016 report
Key IQ Ltd, the Wyche Innovation Centre and the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster are highlighted in the 2016 report of technology clusters in the UK.
TechNation, 11th February 2016 [read more]
Malvern emerges as cyber valley
Of all 21 locations identified by government as a tech cluster, most surprising is the picturesque and peaceful hillside town of Great Malvern. Emerging from beneath this rural exterior are 80+ companies focusing primarily on cyber-security. Dr Adrian Burden, Technical Director at Key IQ Ltd, provided an overview.
TechCityinsider, 24th August 2015.
The woman behind Malvern's cyber valley
BQ reporter Frank Holwell meets Dr Emma Philpott, Managing Director of Key IQ Ltd, to understand the true scope and value of the UK cyber security business and the makeup of 'cyber valley'.
BQ Magazine, 21st August 2015 [read more]
Dr Adrian Burden spoke at Birmingham's Fusion Meet-up about Starting, growing and exiting a high tech business.
Fusion Meet-up, 9th July 2015 [read more]
Inspiring careers in STEM
Dr Adrian Burden spoke at Malvern's Business Briefing about programmes to encourage students to take up science, technology, engineering and maths careers and some of the local initiatives currently active.
Key IQ cited in Tech City UK's TechNation Report
A survey of the UK's technology clusters recognises the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster (#cybervalley) and the role being played by Key IQ Ltd in facilitating its growth.
Tech City UK TechNation report, April 2015 [download]
Managing Director of Key IQ, Dr Emma Philpott, features on BBC's In Business
Peter Day explores how companies are coping with the increasing demands of keeping their IT fit for purpose and managing risks and threats in cyber space.
BBC Radio 4, 9th April 2015 [listen]
Technical Director makes it on the Maserati 100 list of entrepreneurs
Dr Adrian Burden, Technical Director of Key IQ, is featured in the Maserati 100 list of entrepreneurs.
The Sunday Times, 22nd February 2015 [read more]
The 2014 edition of the Malvern Festival of Innovation, organised by Key IQ, had a record attendance with successful business symposia, schools outreach events, formal dinner, and Family Day.
This new partnership aims to address the real barriers cyber security SMEs face in business development. The UK Cyber Security Forum is managed by Key IQ Ltd from the Centre.
Nationally acclaimed Malvern Festival of Innovation, organised by Key IQ from the Centre, returns for its third successive year 1st-4th October 2014.
Editorial: Cyber-security whistles for attention
News about the SINET Security Innovation Network conference in London highlighting Key IQ, the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster and the Malvern Festival of Innovation.
News that the Business Secretary has appointed Dr Emma Philpott, Managing Director of cyber and technology catalyst Key IQ, to establish regional networks of small companies working in cyber security.
Cyber security entrepreneurs: balancing secrecy and publicity
Dr Emma Philpott, Managing Director of Key IQ and founder of the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster is quoted in this article by John Murray Brown in the FT.
Malvern companies among cyber security winners
Technology Strategy Board's Severn Valley Cyber Launchpad Competition winners were announced and Key IQ is helping the Board to run the support programme for the initiative.
Expert from Malvern will attend major cyber security conference
Dr Emma Philpott, founder of the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster, will sit on a panel of industry experts at Coventry University on Friday May 23rd.
New class attracts Malvern's young computer wizzkids
News about the regular Raspberry Pi jams being held up at the Centre in collaboration with Key IQ, Little Pi Shop, STEMNet, and Three Counties CAS.
Have your say on new revolution map
News about the Technology for Tourism group's 3D Virtual Malvern Hills project. The group is hosted by Key IQ and meets monthly at the Wyche Innovation Centre.
Malvern Cyber Security Cluster featured in a piece by Peter Day, BBC Business
Peter visited the Centre in December 2013 and references Key IQ's managing director Dr Emma Philpott and her work to found and develop the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster.
Firms unite to fight cyber crime
The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster that is managed by Key IQ and meets monthly at the Wyche Innovation Centre, is cited in this BBC News article.
Government avert cyber security 'gap' with drive to recruit computer skills
The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster is cited by Francis Maude in this national press article.
Key IQ Ltd a finalist in the Midlands Business Awards 2013
Key IQ shortlisted for the Corporate Commitment to the Community Award category for its work in developing the Wyche Innovation Centre and Malvern Hills GeoCentre.
Malvern Festival of Innovation a finalist in 2013 Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence
Key IQ Ltd, the organiser of the Festival, is in the running for the Best Festivals and Events Award.
Budding entrepreneurs urged not to miss the bus in Malvern
The StartUp Britain Bus visited our Centre in Malvern on Wed. 24th July as part of a national tour to help people who have ever thought about running their own business or growing an existing enterprise.
Information economy strategy - Strategy from government and industry for the future of the information economy.
The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster is cited as a key case study in this new strategy document from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
Visitors flock to hi-tech base
Report about the official opening of Key IQ's Malvern Hills GeoCentre - a well-attended event at which Chris Darmon, President of the Geopark Way and Chairman of the Youth Hostels Association cut the ribbon.
Malvern-based 'good guys' fighting back against cyber crime
News about the developments in 'Cyber Valley', highlighting the role of our Centre for incubating start-ups in this sector, as well as mentioning our resident company IASME and the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster that is managed from here.
"Seven or Never”: Emerging Technology’s Seven-Year Odyssey
Dr Adrian Burden, Technical Director of Key IQ, talks about the time-line and challenges of taking a new innovative technology to market
21st May 2013, IEEE Spectrum [read more]
Faster internet now on its way...
Articles about the delays to the 'superfast' broadband in Malvern, and referencing the impact it is having on the businesses in the Wyche Innovation Centre* that Key IQ manages.
Could the next iPhone roll up to fit in your pocket?
Dr Adrian Burden, Technical Director of Key IQ, is quoted in a piece about the future of bendable displays and other consumer gadgets.
Malvern Cyber Security Cluster on Radio 4
Dr Emma Philpott, Managing Director of Key IQ, was featured on a BBC Radio 4 programme about cyber security.
It's cyber war... send for Dad’s Army
The Malvern Cyber Security Network, managed by Key IQ, is highlighted in a feature about the UK cyber security strategy.
Adrian Burden is named Malvern's StartUp Local champion
Malvern-based entrepreneur and Technical Director of Key IQ Ltd, Dr Adrian Burden, has been named as Malvern’s StartUp Local champion by the national campaign StartUp Britain.
The Best of Both Worlds - Hot Desking and Home Working
New hot desk zone opens at Key IQ's Wyche Innovation Centre on the Malvern Hills
Best start-ups: the expert's view
The inaugural Malvern Festival of Innovation, organised by Key IQ, was cited as the best start-up initiative for 2012 by entrepreneur Luke Johnson in The Sunday Times.
Innovation firms to showcase goods
News of the inaugural Malvern Festival of Innovation, organised by Key IQ Ltd, in association with Malvern Hills District Council and supported by numerous sponsors, including QinetiQ, to promote innovation in technology and business.
Dr Adrian Burden a judge at Nanochallenge and PolymerChallenge 2012
Dr Burden, the Technical Director of Key IQ Ltd, participated in the international panel of judges at the annual Nanochallenge and PolymerChallenge event held at the University of Padova in Italy.
Schemes propose new visitor centres for the hills
Article about the new visitor information centre that is being planned* for one of our units at the Centre. The facility will be the official visitor centre for the Geopark Way, a 109-mile trail running through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark.
New Life for Local Building
Brief article about the plans for the Wyche Innovation Centre soon after we acquired the former Skot Transformers building.
Business Accelerator and Technology Centre to open on the Malvern Hills
Wyche Innovation Centre to provide serviced offices and R&D space to incubate high-technology businesses
Small businesses can learn how to better protect themselves online during a free cybersecurity seminar in Malvern, organised by Key IQ.
Barcodes set to bring hi-tech to county town
Key IQ launches a new project using the latest mobile phone technology to provide information to visitors in Malvern.
1st December 2011, Worcester UK [read more]
A new project from Key IQ which uses cutting-edge mobile phone technology to provide information to tourists and local people in and around Malvern and on the Route to the Hills.
Codes could open up hills to mobile phone users
A Key IQ project could allow visitors to access a whole host of interesting information about points of interest on the Malvern Hills simply by scanning a barcode with their mobile phone
A smart (phone) way to get around the hills
Smartphone users could soon be tapping into wealth of information about the Malvern Hills if a trial period is given the go ahead to Key IQ
Technical exhibition at the Chase
A technical exhibition organised by Key IQ is to take place at The Chase high school with more than 30 local exhibitors
Celebrate Malvern's involvement in technology
Malvern's long-running involvement in cutting edge technology will be celebrated during a special dinner next month at Malvern College organised by Key IQ.
Tech exhibition aims to snare science students
Local technical companies are being invited to take part in an exhibition organised by Key IQ aimed at sharing expertise, forming business partnerships and unearthing the next generation of science workers.