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184 Wales | Full Member OpTIC Technology Centre Locati on Ffordd William Morgan St Asaph Business Park St Asaph LL17 0JD C ontact detai l s Debbie Davies Business and Innovation Centre Manager T: 01745 535208 M: 07817 231806 E: UKSPA Directory 2017 The OpTIC Technology Centre, owned by Wrexham Glyndŵr University and operated by Glyndŵr Innovations, is a landmark building in a setting that inspires creativity, innovation, and a desire to succeed. It provides R&D and serviced innovation facilities for start-up and early-stage companies. It also specialises in innovative optical systems, product development, engineering and technology consulting. It has developed cutting-edge technology with an unparalleled array of highly specialist equipment and laboratory space. The Centre attracts all areas of technology innovation particularly within the advanced manufacturing and life science sectors. It has a dedicated Space Incubation Programme offering funded support to businesses. Unique Selling Points OpTIC provides start-up companies with a professional infrastructure and image to grow their businesses. It combines extensive fully equipped facilities, business incubation and conference centres to assist new companies with their R&D requirements. New technology start-ups and spin-outs can achieve their potential and have opportunities for collaboration and knowledge transfer. Designed for young high-technology businesses with high growth potential, OpTIC offers fully serviced high quality space at an all-inclusive price, allowing small companies to concentrate on growth and development without the constant pressure of everyday business concerns. Engineering In addition to hosting some 15+ innovative technology companies, the centre has its own engineering team providing expert services in the field of precision optical systems and metrology. The Glynd wr ˆ Innovations Precision Optical Systems Group specialises in the design, fabrication and manufacture of optical components and systems for a wide range of applications for industry, science, aerospace, and space. Facilities include CNC and conventional polishing machines for the ultra-fine polishing of large and complex optics. These machines can accommodate optics up to 1.8m in diameter. This work is supported by on-site teams for design, metrology and polishing. The site also boasts a well-equipped metrology lab and wide range of technical resources. The team also has experience in the design and build of complete optical and opto-mechanical systems, including special-purpose telescopes, ground observation systems, and test equipment, as well as precision actuation and other mechanical assemblies. Universit y links OpTIC is also the home to a number of R&D projects being run by other Universities. These include teams from