Universities make their mark at Bristol & Bath Science Park
Left to right: Richard Pitkin, Bonnie Dean, Jane Millar, Martin Boddy and Dr. Neil Bradshaw
The Bristol & Bath Science Park is celebrating the region’s role at the forefront of research and innovation by unveiling large signs showing the leading universities involved in the Park.
The Science Park is located in a hotbed of scientific research and development and values its affiliation with the Universities of Bath, Bristol and the West of England.
The area is home to some of the world’s leading science and research-based businesses and has the highest concentration of PhD graduates in the UK.
The 3 metre-high signs featuring the names and logos of all three universities have been installed at the entrance to the Park on the Energy Centre building.
Bonnie Dean, chief executive at the Bristol & Bath Science Park said:
“One of the first things that research-led businesses, whether international or UK-based, ask us about is access to this region’s world-class scientific research and development. So we are delighted to be working with these leading universities to help foster collaboration, innovation and the commercialisation of new ideas."
Professor Jane Millar, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Bath said:
“Every year we help around 150 businesses to innovate for competitive advantage through collaborative research and development. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Science Park to help deliver this world-leading research."
Dr Neil Bradshaw, Director of Research and Enterprise at the University of Bristol commented:
“The Science Park provides great “collision space” for ideas and we are very pleased to be a big part of it. Creativity and innovation, which the Park is helping to nurture, are key drivers of both the UK economy and the world-leading research carried out at the University of Bristol."
Professor Martin Boddy, Pro Vice-Chancellor - Research and Business Engagement at the University of the West of England added:
“Our partnership with the Bristol & Bath Science Park will help cement our growing reputation for outstanding user-led research applicable to real world problems and support for business innovation."
The Bristol & Bath Science Park acts as a hub for the region's many science and technology businesses, connecting entrepreneurs, fledgling businesses and established brands with vital investors, academia and design.
It provides a professional and supportive environment for collaboration between universities and businesses to accelerate the commercialisation of new and applied technologies.
As well as serviced office space, high bandwidth, excellent communications and conference facilities, Bristol & Bath Science Park tenants 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 and other businesses.