A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses



provides innovation success

Wolverhampton Science Park is a collaboration between the University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton City Council, designed to attract and assist the development of companies

Wolverhampton Science Park?s fourth phase of expansion is currently moving through detailed stages of a design process which is intended to result in a building not only of architectural merit and of practical benefit to its tenants, but also to achieve excellence in matters of energy use and environmental sustainability.

The Technology Centre

The new project, which is expected to open in about 18 months? time, will add substantially to the Science Park?s capability to provide a firstclass location combined with business support services for new, and existing, technology or creative industry enterprises. Considerable interest is already being displayed by existing tenant companies, who wish to expand their operations, and new enquirers alike.

Wolverhampton Science Park?s location in central England is one of many factors that have continued to ensure further advancement of its distinguished track record of growth and expansion for both the Science Park itself and its tenant companies. Whilst tenant companies have been able to take advantage of its proximity to first-class motorway, rail and air links and from the business support services based on the Science Park and in the nearby city centre, their employees have been able to enjoy a location where good-quality housing is affordable and located on the fringe of open countryside.

Wolverhampton Science Park is a collaboration between the University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton City Council, designed to attract and assist the development of companies working in various areas of applied sciences and emerging technologies. The Science Park first opened to tenants in 1995 with an accommodation capacity of some 30,000 square feet. Significant investment was also made in support facilities on the site, which include a substantial conference and meeting centre, catering provision and tenant services which include reception, caretaking, security and other facilities designed to enable tenant companies to operate in the most efficient manner possible. All these are provided by a directly employed inhouse team.

The Creative Industries Centre

As the principal partner in the Science Park company, the University of Wolverhampton provides substantial support to companies located on the Park. The University has been able to assist many companies with their recruitment needs for graduate or postgraduate qualified staff in technical and business disciplines. Direct support for innovation and R&D needs of companies is delivered by dedicated departments, including the Caparo Innovation Centre and the Competitiveness Centre with activities ranging from specialist commercialisation advice and prototyping to establishment of grant-assisted R&D programmes.

Teamwork and partnership have always been a central feature of the Science Park?s evolution and expansion over the last decade. Apart from the investment made by the Science Park company itself, major investment and support has been received from outside organisations who share the same vision for the future. Notable amongst these have been Advantage West Midlands and Government Office West Midlands who have provided funding from a range of sources, including the European Regional Development Fund.

This assistance and funding has enabled the Science Park to progress through further expansion of both buildings and services provision. To date, these developments have resulted in an accommodation capacity approaching some 120,000 square feet which now includes workshop/laboratory areas as well as more standard offices spaces. The Park?s most recently completed building ? the Creative Industries Centre ? signified an expansion of the Science Park?s target markets into the creative sector and is already home to companies working in various aspects of digital design, from graphics and videography to advanced digital animation production.

More information about potential business accommodation at Wolverhampton Science Park, its tenant companies and their activities, together with contact details and travel directions can be found at: