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UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 227 Built Forum The in 1987, is open the to the John’s St public Innovation and is a space to meet, is eat, Centre renowned collaborate and network the world throughout the growth of ambitious innovative firms in the Cambridge region. It is privately owned and commercially managed. Tenants About 85 companies are located at SJIC, employing over 400 people, creating a vibrant community with an entrepreneurial spirit. Tenants are early-stage companies operating in a wide range of technologies. Unlike other innovation centres, the centre is also home to a number of companies offering services such as marketing, accountancy and legal services. This creates a diverse business community and encourages the cross- fertilisation of ideas. The Innovation Centre also has over 330  virtual tenants, who make use of the facilities and many of whom will gradually grow and move into the centre as tenants. A virtual service, called the Star Service, offers a business address, telephone, fax, and post handling plus access to the building’s facilities. This is particularly relevant for high-tech companies or companies that provide business support services and want an Innovation Centre “office” but are unable to take up residency on the Park. Accommodation The philosophy of the Innovation Centre is to provide security and flexibility to tenants, and the Centre therefore offers an easy-in, easy-out policy with renewable leases for two “St John’s Innovation Centre exists years and the option to provide a dynamic incubation to break on one month’s notice. environment to accelerate the growth The facilities are of ambitious, innovative firms” all‑inclusive and offer high-quality connectivity, reception, security, fax, photocopying, conferencing, and exhibition space. There are six meeting Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s rooms and a boardroom, which are well used and are free of charge to tenants. The Conferencing and Catering facilities at St John’s Innovation Centre are ideal for all business events in the Cambridge rail station taxi 15 mins area, with an on-site restaurant and five Camb’ North Station 15 mins walk Conference Rooms. Stansted Airport 40 mins by taxi The facilities were purpose-built to offer the most up-to-date rooms and facilities for all business needs: N e a r by conferences, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, meetings, and training courses. St John’s Innovation Centre offers affordable facilities with capacity from 4 to 80 people. ■ Cambridge City by taxi 15 mins London by train 50 mins Newmarket by taxi 30 mins Str a te g i c n e tw o r k European Business Network (EBN) Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) GCGP EP