Scientific research and development centre with science parks and climate research jobs
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Norfolk is home to a cluster of internationally-renowned research organisations which work together on science parks to tackle the major challenges facing all of us in the 21st Century, and use the infrastructure and support to translate these discoveries into commercially successful business.
All this ground breaking research into future sciences is supported by the team at the Norwich Research Park (NRP), a centre for research and development, it is one of Europe's largest single-site concentrations of expertise in food, health and environmental sciences, which is underpinned by its research strengths in plant and microbial sciences, diet and nutrition, biomedicine and pharmacy, chemistry and social and computing sciences. The NRP is rapidly growing its commercial activities with 55ha or land ear-marked for science and technology related business development with an aim to create 5,000 new scientific jobs in the next 10-15 years.
Benefits of locating your business on the Norwich Research Park
The NRP is home to a thriving community of businesses. These range from spin-out companies commercialising discoveries from the NRP, to commercial enterprises of member institutions and to companies who have moved to the NRP to take advantage of the facilities and research strength on offer.
The NRP offers:
- Bio-incubator - 20,000sq ft (1,850m sq) houses a number of small science and technology related companies. The well equipped labs are fully supported with biological and chemical waste disposal services, media prep, access to consumables and chemicals at bulk prices.
- NRP Innovation Centre - 43,000sq ft (4,000m sq) provides high quality mixed office and laboratory space for larger companies.
- Land available - a major advantage of the BRP is the availability of adjacent undeveloped land with outline planning permission for new buildings. A master plan for development has been drafted and enquiries are welcome.
- Scientific facilities - between them, the major institutions on the NRP have a wide range of science facilities that are available, either as a service or by collaboration. These include clinical and nutrition trials, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics technology platforms, a fermentation unit, bio-imaging suites and biohazard containment. www.nrp.org.uk/facilities
- Conference Services - conference facilities for meetings from 10 to 450 people are available as well as a wide range of seminar rooms and lecture theatres.
- Consultancy - there is a wide range of expertise accessible at the NRP on a consultancy basis. www.nrp.org.uk/consultancy.php
Over £400 million has been invested in the NRP in the last five years alone and the Government announced in the 2011 budget that the NRP would receive £26m which will help create the 5,000 scientific jobs anticipated.
The NRP is home to the John Innes Centre, the Institute of Food Research (IFR) , the Sainsbury Laboratory and the new Genome Analysis Centre which are all world-leading centres for research and development. The IFR, for example, was recently ranked in the top two of 36,000 world-wide research organisations for the influence of its research.
Norfolk is also home to authoritative climate research institutions like the Tyndall Centre, the Low Carbon Innovation Centre and the University of East Anglia (UEA). The School of Environmental Studies at the UEA leads the global debates on climate change research and environmental sustainability and boasts the highest research rankings in its field.
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital together with the schools of medicine and pharmaceuticals are undertaking research into how we can all become healthier throughout our lives. In turn this ties in to the work done with the IFR and the UEA School of Social Sciences helping translate the findings into long term changes if behaviour for all of society.
World Class future science research is normal for Norfolk.
To find out more please visit www.nrp.org.uk or contact the Norwich Research Park office. The team will send you further information, arrange your visit, put you in touch with scientific or business people as appropriate, or simply help you explore the possibilities.
Contact; Dr Matthew Hills, Head of Operations, Norwich Research Park Innovation Centre +44 (0) 1603 274441 email@example.com