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244 England | Associate Member UKSPA Directory 2017 The Science Park is within Infinity Park Derby, one of the few business parks with Enterprise Zone status University of Derby Science Park L ocati on Infinity Park Way Infinity Park Derby DE24 9FU Contact detai l s Hari Punchihewa E: www.universityofderby​ park/about-park The UOD Science Park is based on 9.6 acres of land within the 100-acre Infinity Park Derby, which is a unique collaboration between the University of Derby, Derby City Council, the Harpur Crewe Estate, Rolls-Royce, and developers Cedar House, Wilson Bowden and Peveril Securities. • Business start-up support • Derbyshire on the doorstep, a great place to work and play. Why come to UoD Science Park? • An exceptional site for companies of whatever size and during their development and growth. Local to major international companies (such as Rolls-Royce, Bombardier, and Toyota) and their high-quality supply chains. • Excellent buildings, office space, and workshops, with opportunities for bespoke design and build • Derby is central to the UK, with easy access by road, rail, and bus • A high-quality local University, and also partnering Universities fuelling the Midlands Engine for growth • Access to finance and business support – please ask for more information • Access to product and process development resources, local in the i-Hub, and in the Institute for innovation at Lonsdale House (£5m ERDF funding to support SMEs) • Access to internships, graduates, postgraduates, and apprenticeships • Workforce development through a wide range of courses available, plus bespoke training • Access to an internationally renowned knowledge base, professorial staff and their research teams • Intellectual Property development and protection support Tran sp or t l i nks N e a r by Str a te g i c n e tw o r k The Science Park is located to the south of the city of Derby, next to the world headquarters of Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace and within 15 minutes of OEMs such as Toyota Manufacturing (UK), Bombardier, and JCB. Its centrepiece development, the £12m i-Hub, is a 45,000 sq ft innovation centre, which is built and operational. It hosts Enscite, established as a collaboration between Universities to provide access to cutting edge research and technology transfer to supply chain companies in the aerospace, automotive, and rail sectors. Just off A50, near M1, M6 Peartree station 1.5 miles East Midlands Airport 10 miles Derby City Centre 4.5 miles The Silk Mill, the world’s first factory Enterprise Zone Status The Science Park is within Infinity Park Derby, which is one of only a select few business parks in the UK with Enterprise Zone status, offering companies based there the opportunity to take advantage of a host of unrivalled business benefits offered at both national and local level: • Up to 100% business rate discount, worth up to £275,000 per company over five years • Gateway to University of Derby research centres and digital learning academy • Access to fully-funded and part-funded support for SMEs • Government-ordered superfast broadband provision. ■ Infinity Park Derby University of Derby Derby City Council