Posts Tagged ‘Bristol and Bath Science Park’

Science park celebrates first anniversary with “open innovation” debate

Posted on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at 9:47 pm by SH (Editor)

The Bristol and Bath Science Park at Emersons Green, Bristol.

Open innovation is key to identifying the industries of the future on which UK prosperity will depend, and the Bristol & Bath Science Park offers an exciting place to accelerate this in the South West.

That was the message delivered by Will Hutton, who was speaking at the Bristol & Bath Science Park’s first anniversary event today (26 September).

Just one year after opening, space at The Park has been snapped up twice as fast as anticipated with over three quarters of the first phase already let.

New deals revealed today will see three international science and technology-based companies move or expand into the Grow On Centre at the Park. These include Japanese power electronics firm TDK-Lambda, a group company of the TDK Corporation, Marine Current Turbines, a Siemens company, and advanced numerical simulation research body, CFMS.

Speaking at the Science Park’s inaugural anniversary event today, co-hosted by Science City Bristol, Will Hutton, Chair of the Big Innovation Centre at the Work Foundation said:

“For Britain to compete effectively in a global economy, a strong culture of open innovation is vital to building the high value industries of the future. The South West has the ingredients in place to develop a vibrant open innovation ecosystem – international research-led Universities, major blue chip corporates, a potentially strong SME sector which embraces disruptive technologies and a developing skills base. It still falls short of a proper innovation eco-system. However the Science Park offers the potential to provide a new hub to accelerate open innovation in the region.”

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Science Park named South West’s “best commercial workplace”

Posted on Monday 14th May 2012 at 2:34 pm by SH (Editor)

The Bristol and Bath Science Park at Emersons Green, Bristol.

The Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green has been named the South West’s Best Commercial Workplace at the British Council for Offices (BCO) regional awards ceremony held last week (Thursday 10th May 2012).

The award was presented by Garry Richardson, sports anchor on Radio 4’s Today Programme, in front of 300 property professionals including the region’s architects, developers, agents and occupiers.

Judges were looking for buildings that were flexible, efficient, sustainable, and of high quality, as well as being effective as a workplace and contributing to the community.

Bonnie Dean, Chief Executive at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, said:

“Winning this prestigious award is a tribute to the team’s extensive work in the early planning stages to create the right type of environment for science and technology businesses. The BCO award reflects feedback from our tenants that the facilities and the networking opportunities at the Park are enhancing the development of their businesses.”

Bristol & Bath Science Park will now go on to compete for a national ‘Best of the Best’ award at the BCO National Awards Dinner on 2nd October 2012.


Deputy Prime Minister visits manufacturing summit at Science Park

Posted on Thursday 23rd February 2012 at 8:07 am by SH (Editor)

Bristol and Bath Science Park (SPark) - The Forum

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is today announcing £1 billion additional support for UK businesses at a national conference staged at the Bristol and Bath Science Park in Emersons Green.

The funding is part of the Regional Growth Fund and takes the total fund to £2.4 billion.

Nick Clegg is being joined by Business Secretary Vince Cable and his Ministerial team at the Government’s Manufacturing Summit, which is bringing together industry leaders from across the UK to discuss progress, challenges and next steps for the sector.

Issues being discussed include the commercialisation of new technology and research, promoting manufacturing and increasing exports.

Leading manufacturers from across the South West will also be showcasing new technologies and products developed in the region to delegates from across the UK.

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Businesses snap up space at science park

Posted on Wednesday 15th February 2012 at 10:59 am by SH (Editor)

Bristol and Bath Science Park (SPark)

Science and hi-tech businesses have been locating at the Bristol & Bath Science Park much faster than predicted, with three quarters of the available desks snapped up in less than six months.

Fourteen different businesses and organisations, such as research-led early stage companies and businesses offering sector-specific support are now occupying 78 of the first 103 desks on the ground floor of the first building, the Innovation Centre. Plans are now being finalised to fit out the top floor.

Occupants include Science City Bristol, life sciences company Apitope, scientific consultancy Formumetrics, patent law specialists BPE Solicitors LLP and fund manager YFM Equity Partners. Companies are being attracted by the high quality facilities with the space they need to grow on flexible terms and the opportunities for networking and collaboration with like-minded businesses.

As well as serviced office space, high bandwidth, excellent communications and conference facilities, occupants have the use of The Forum, a striking glass-fronted communal area available for networking and food and refreshments, which is also open to the public.

More: Further floor space could be made available soon »