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UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 209 An aerial view of the dynamic Sci-Tech Daresbury campus in the heart of Cheshire • Access to Sci-Tech Daresbury Business Support Fund – small grants to access external expertise • Access to a range of investment/grant funding organisations including seed investment for on-site companies via the Deepbridge Capital / Sci-Tech Daresbury SEIS and Rainbow Seed Fund • Access to business support from Dep’t of International Trade, Innovate UK/ KTN, and Enterprise Europe Network via on-site weekly surgeries • STFC incubation programmes to help access and commercialise technology from the European/UK Space Agencies and CERN • Medtech Accelerator programme – providing expertise and support for medtech companies • Gold partner programme – easy access to support and expertise from the likes of Grant Thornton, Marks & Clerk, and IBM Facilities & Services Innovation Centre: • Provision of space for 1-15 staff • Hot desks, offices and laboratories (with fume extraction) I-TAC Laboratories: • Provision of multi-user and small tenant lab space for early- stage businesses • Access to a range of analytical and lab equipment Campus Technology Hub: • 16,000 sq ft facility providing access to collaborative development space, 3D printing and electronics testing equipment “Accommodates over 100 technology Vanguard House: companies covering the biomedical/ • 36,000 sq ft building healthcare, advanced engineering/ • Provision of space materials, and digital/ICT sectors” for 10-50 staff • Grade A Office and lab units - 900-2,450 sq ft Techspace One: • 33,000 sq ft building • Grade A offices – 900-2,400 sq ft Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s • Wet or instrumentation laboratory space including ground floor access – 900-2,000 sq ft • Fume extraction • Materials and gas bottles storage area Motorway network 10 min drive Techspace Two: 2 West Coast mainline rail stations • 10,000 sq ft building with Grade A 2 international airports 20 mins offices – circa 4,300 sq ft in size Companies can access a scalable, resilient internet connection (currently up to 1GBps but scalable beyond this in the future). Several MVA of power is available on-site. 14 acres of land is available for development in the short term. Opportunities exist for further multi- occupier buildings for businesses wanting their own floor(s), or companies wanting a flagship headquarters building. Surrounding Are a • Located in the Cheshire countryside close to Runcorn and Warrington • Easy access to Liverpool and Manchester (within 40 minutes’ drive) • Good local hotels in all categories. ■ N e a r by Liverpool Manchester Runcorn, Warrington Str a te g i c n e tw o r k IBM & Atos Unilever & BAe Systems Universities Liverpool, Manchester