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UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 169 Discovery, The Forum NETPark’s is open grow- to on space, the public is a and strategic is a space location to meet, for eat, science collaborate and technology and network businesses The NE TPark Rese arch Institute The Research Institute is home to Durham University’s Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI), which collaborates with observatories and space agencies worldwide in the construction, commissioning and exploitation of high- precision instrumentation. Staffed by researchers, technicians and research students, CfAI develops instruments across a wide range of disciplines including astronomical instrumentation, biophysics, remote sensing, and fusion diagnostics. The Research Institute also conducts projects in Astronomical Adaptive Optics, used to correct dynamic aberrations in optical systems. World cl ass facilities NETPark boasts a facility of international significance which is now at the heart of the national High Value Manufacturing Catapult. CPI manages the National Printable Electronics Centre at NETPark and works closely with industry, from multinationals to high-tech start-ups, investors, government agencies, and leading researchers to stimulate and manage market-led innovation. NETPark is also home to the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence, which operates with the support of the Satellite Applications Catapult in Harwell, Oxford. The Centre of Excellence works with SMEs and large enterprises to develop new products and services using space technology and data. “NETPark boasts two Catapults, including High-Value Manufacturing and the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence” Building an enterprising culture We make it easy for companies to focus on successful growth and accelerate the success of knowledge- based companies by providing: • A range of top-class facilities • Access to finance • Tailored business support • Access to world-class research and business opportunities. NETPark companies can link into several national and international networks, including the Institute of Engineering and Technology, International Association of Science Parks (IASP), and the Institute of Physics. Innovative Region North East England has adapted and made itself a key player in the national and global economies. The region is leading the way in fields as diverse as stem cell research, electric vehicles, microelectronics, x-ray detection, printable electronics, automotive components, and the offshore industry. North East England is also home to five world-class universities. The depth and quality of their combined research is formidable, covering fields such as nanotechnology, bio-science, electronics, chemistry, astronomy, and engineering. ■ Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s Close proximity to A1(M), A177 Durham and Darlington rail stations X12 bus stop on site N e a r by Durham Darlington Newcastle Str a te g i c n e tw o r k Durham University Centre for Process Innovation