Category:Science parks in the United Kingdom
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The following 34 pages are in this category, out of 34 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 34 pages are in this category, out of 34 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Science park – A Science park, University research park, or Science and Technology park refers to an assigned area designed to promote innovation. It is a place that supports university-industry and government collaboration with the intent of advancing knowledge and promoting technological, there are many approximate synonyms for University research park, Science park, Technology park, Technopolis and Biopark. The appropriate term typically depends on the type of affiliation the parks has with an institution of learning and research. These parks differ from typical high-technology business districts in that university research parks and science and tech parks are organized, planned. They differ from science centres in that they are a place where research is commercialized, in this way, the park offers considerable advantages to hosted companies. Incentives to attract companies to the area are often offered as part of the entire package, the worlds first university research park started in the early 1950s near Stanford University, and foreshadowed the community known today as Silicon Valley. Another early university research park was, and is, Research Triangle Park and he applied this concept for the creation of Sophia Antipolis science park. He decided to apply the concept in France, thus the Sophia Antipolis Science Park, Science parks are sources of entrepreneurship, talent, and economic competitiveness, and are key elements of the infrastructure supporting the growth of the global knowledge economy. By providing a location in which government, universities and private companies cooperate and collaborate and they enhance the development, transfer, and commercialization of technology. Strategically planned mixed-use research parks are emerging and involve shared space in which industry, Parks are also being developed to leverage the assets of non-university research and development organizations such as federal laboratories. In addition to universities, major research centers, and other research organizations can be key drivers of technology-based economic development. It is becoming common for communities in which a federal laboratory is located to create a research or science park to leverage laboratory resources to realize economic development. Federal laboratories attract companies that wish to leverage the expertise of the researchers and to gain access to highly specialized. Parks can also provide a location for start-up companies created to commercialize technology developed in the labs, University research and science parks provide the launch pad that startup companies need when they are spun out from a university or company. Park-provided training in areas as intellectual property law and business planning help the fledgling businesses to succeed. Universities, in turn, benefit from exposure to the world. What all these parks have in common is that they are, at heart, the typical park provides a range of business startup assistance to its client companies, which are often small startups based on innovative new ideas from university or private sector researchers. The park has a budget of less than $1 million a year
2. United Kingdom – The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, the United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state—the Republic of Ireland. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland, with an area of 242,500 square kilometres, the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe. It is also the 21st-most populous country, with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants, together, this makes it the fourth-most densely populated country in the European Union. The United Kingdom is a monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance. The monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 6 February 1952, other major urban areas in the United Kingdom include the regions of Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. The United Kingdom consists of four countries—England, Scotland, Wales, the last three have devolved administrations, each with varying powers, based in their capitals, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, respectively. The relationships among the countries of the UK have changed over time, Wales was annexed by the Kingdom of England under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542. A treaty between England and Scotland resulted in 1707 in a unified Kingdom of Great Britain, which merged in 1801 with the Kingdom of Ireland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Five-sixths of Ireland seceded from the UK in 1922, leaving the present formulation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, there are fourteen British Overseas Territories. These are the remnants of the British Empire which, at its height in the 1920s, British influence can be observed in the language, culture and legal systems of many of its former colonies. The United Kingdom is a country and has the worlds fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP. The UK is considered to have an economy and is categorised as very high in the Human Development Index. It was the worlds first industrialised country and the worlds foremost power during the 19th, the UK remains a great power with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence internationally. It is a nuclear weapons state and its military expenditure ranks fourth or fifth in the world. The UK has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946 and it has been a leading member state of the EU and its predecessor, the European Economic Community, since 1973. However, on 23 June 2016, a referendum on the UKs membership of the EU resulted in a decision to leave. The Acts of Union 1800 united the Kingdom of Great Britain, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have devolved self-government
3. Adastral Park – Adastral Park is a science campus based at Martlesham Heath near Ipswich in the English county of Suffolk. Initially research was carried out into postal sorting and delivery technology, after the Post Office was split apart prior to British Telecoms privatisation in the early 1980, the research concentrated on telecommunications. In keeping with the theme of the site name, buildings on site are named after stars or constellations. The Orion building is recognisable from the nearby A12 road with its 200 ft. radio tower dominating the skyline. The change to the current name occurred in the late 1990s with the aim of turning the site into a technology business park no longer exclusively for the use of BT. The name was created by Stewart Davies, the CEO of the BT business headquartered at the site at that time and it is derived from the motto of the Royal Air Force – per ardua ad astra – through adversity to the stars. The Royal Air Force were prior residents of the site, as RAF Martlesham Heath, experimental aircraft test flights flew from the airfield and the name was meant to reflect this. The site accommodates approximately 4000 people, the original Laboratories were first opened by Elizabeth II in 1975. Prior to this the Post Office Research Station was located at Dollis Hill, see also Martlesham Heath where further history of the site and surrounding area can be found. Over many years BT has put forward various proposals and plans to expand the business park activities, in June 2001, a framework for expanding the business park was created, but it was not linked to building any residential housing on the site. At the time BT forecast 3000–3500 additional jobs by about 2010, as recently as 2007, BT said that they could develop the business park without the need for the income from selling land for housing. In 2006, Suffolk Coastal District Council rejected an application for 120 log cabins on a site next to Waldringfield Road. BT subsequently lodged an application for 2000 houses to be built. At its closest the site comes within 88 metres of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and there are several sites of special status close by, such as Newbourne Springs
4. Begbroke Science Park – Begbroke Science Park is a science park located five miles north of Oxford, England. It is owned and managed by Oxford University and it lies within the parish of Begbroke, although it is only accessible from the village of Yarnton on the A44. The site has been the home of research facilities since 1960 and it was later used as the Technology Centre of the Cookson Group. The site was bought by Oxford University in 1998, arranged by Professor Brian Cantor and supported by the then Registrar, David Hughes, Brian Cantor became the first academic director from 1998-2002. Professor Peter Dobson was appointed as the director in 2002. Since then the Science Park has doubled in size, hosts more than 30 companies and has more than 20 research groups from 6 different University Departments, a new access road opens April 2012. On site labs and offices in a variety of different properties ranging from a new purpose built business incubator to small or large facilities in new or period buildings, there is currently a waiting list of companies wishing to be located on the site. The team at Begbroke specialise in transport applications
5. BioCity Nottingham – BioCity Nottingham is a bioscience science park in central Nottingham in the United Kingdom. It is the UKs largest bioscience innovation and incubation centre, in 2002, laboratories and office space were donated to Nottingham Trent University by BASF. Biocity was founded in September 2003 by the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, biocitys premises were developed from the building donated by BASF. Phase 1 was completed in March 2004, providing 36,000 sq ft of space, when Phase 3 of the development was completed in October 2008, with 45,000 sq ft, funding from emda also finished. Although Boots no longer engages in drug discovery, Ibuprofen was created by Boots scientists in Nottingham, in March 2005 Nottingham was named as a Science City, the other 5 Science Cities were Birmingham, Bristol, York, Newcastle and Manchester. It is situated in former BASF buildings, which previously were used by Boots as research laboratories, the site on Pennyfoot Street, between the A60 and A612, is for bioscience SMEs. The University of Nottingham has the largest collaboration with companies at BioCity, with a few having links with NTU
6. Aston Science Park – Birmingham Science Park Aston, formerly known as Aston Science Park, is a science park located in Birmingham City Centre, United Kingdom. It is located adjacent to Aston University and the Eastside area, Birmingham Science Park Aston was founded in 1982 and as such is the UK’s third oldest science park. Located in its setting within central Birmingham, it offers 250,000 sq ft of accommodation over 14 acres. BSPA is wholly owned by Birmingham City Council, the Innovation Birmingham Campus is working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders to help shape the Smart Cities agenda and drive innovation-led regeneration across Greater Birmingham. Faraday Wharf - the flagship building on the campus - incorporates 70 office suites specifically designed for growing technology businesses and it is a one-stop-shop for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors looking to develop or fund tech start-ups with high growth potential. The Innovation Birmingham strategy is focused on an offering for founders of new technology ventures. The campus facilities include the Entrepreneurs for the Future multi-occupancy start-up centre with hot-desking facilities, however, the campus is far from just bricks and mortar, the team actively nurtures an interactive and supportive community within the place. The Campus strategy is about encouraging people to visit, engage with the businesses based there, for technology companies that are a little more established, or not suitable for a structured support programme, Innovation Birmingham also offers Membership packages. Members instantly become part of the community and gain access to a range of services and opportunities designed to accelerate the development of their business. There are a variety of different packages to suit the flexible requirements and this ERDF supported incubation centre is specifically focused on creating new innovative technology ventures. It provides a flexible, highly connected and collaborative environment to fast-track the development, as the companies grow, they are then able to graduate into larger premises within Faraday Wharf, or elsewhere on the Science Park. Since establishing in November 2009, e4f has supported the creation of over 100 new technology companies, start-ups in the e4f incubator benefit from an initial nine months free access to a dynamic co-working centre, with full ICT support and meeting facilities. This includes free access to the Ideas and Communications Suite, which houses state-of-the-art Cisco video conferencing equipment, in addition to free use of the facilities, e4f provides mentoring and support services - specific to tech start-ups - based on regional, national and international networks. Entrepreneurs in Residence provide personalised support to each start-up and direct access to the most appropriate expertise, ‘Visiting expert’ sessions also help to ensure that the entrepreneurs have all they need to launch, develop and grow. Start-ups in e4f can take advantage of well-established links with such as Finance Birmingham’s Tech Fund. A new regional hub funded by Climate-KIC – Europe’s largest public-private partnership focused on tackling climate change – was launched by Innovation Birmingham in 2014, the West Midlands Regional Innovation Centre receives in excess of €2 million of funding per annum, spread across a number of local initiatives. Innovation Birmingham has created 10 new jobs to run the Centre, mentoring sessions and multi-location live events are being delivered across the NVI network, enabling initial introductions and follow up meetings to take place irrespective of geography. The high-definition quality available through Cisco’s video conferencing equipment ensures valuable ‘face time’ can be orchestrated without the need for costly, over 20 gaming companies have already been nurtured in the e4f centre, with many more established studios relocating to the Innovation Birmingham Campus over recent years
7. Cambridge Science Park – The Cambridge Science Park, founded by Trinity College in 1970, is the oldest science park in the United Kingdom. It is a concentration of science and technology related businesses, and has links with the nearby University of Cambridge. The science park is situated about 3 km to the north of Cambridge city centre, by junction 33 of the A14, in the parish of Milton, the land was originally given to Trinity College when the latter was founded by Henry VIII in 1546. The land was used for farming until the Second World War, the following table lists the businesses operating in the Cambridge Science Park as of November 2011. The Cambridge Fun Run is a charity race for Children In Need organised and mainly entered by employees of businesses based in and it has been held each November since 1989. Contestants compete in teams of four, some in fancy dress, the race begins and ends, and medals and trophies are awarded in front of the Cambridge Consultants building