UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 257

UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 257 “Business advice is provided by an in-house business support team and an external mentor pool, supported by partners and associates in the region” support with access to funding, recovery/turnaround, transformation and investment readiness • Minerva: the Park’s own business angel network has continued to be an attractive source of finance for small businesses, with over £8.5m invested alongside a further £18m leveraged since 2009. The Minerva programme introduces the West Midlands region’s high-potential companies to their network of angel investors, a network of venture capital funds and banks. • IGNITE is the Science Park’s incubation and business acceleration programme. It draws on all of the assets within the business support team to help start-ups within the sub-region. IGNITE also maintains dedicated office space at incubators across the Park’s sites • Techmark: a highly experienced (18 years and 750+ projects) technical marketing unit with expertise in strategy development, technology exploitation, developing markets, and plans to access sales. Techmark works for companies and start-ups both within the Science Park and the region • Inward Investment/Soft Landing: founding partner of UK Market Access Program. Private sector partnership offering practical support services to foreign-owned companies in becoming established and growing in the UK market. Attracted over 350 businesses to the UK. Universit y Facilities Science Park tenants and clients also have access to a breadth of R&D resources and services from the University of Warwick. From manufacturing to healthcare, from governance to food security, the University works with some of the world’s leading companies, providing R&D, consultancy, conferencing and continuing professional development. Current and previous work include the Warwick Healthcare Partnership, the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, and the National Automotive Innovation Campus. For more go to UWSP manages Warwick Enterprise Park in Wellesbourne on behalf of the University of Warwick, with a wide mix of offices, labs, workshops, and land for use by innovation led companies. For details mail ■ Sit e s UWSP Main Site UWSP has a mix of properties from The Venture Centre with short-term rentals for units 25m 2 to 150m 2 , several multi- occupancy buildings offering 200m 2 to 1,000m 2 , to its latest building, Riley Court, offering 3,700m 2 . There are also 17 incubation offices from 10m 2 to 18m 2 for knowledge-based, innovation-led start-ups. Innovation Centre War wick At Warwick Technology Park UWSP has a joint venture Innovation Centre with Warwickshire County Council. Units range from 20m 2 to 150m 2 and are equipped with raised floors suitable for ICT-based companies. Leases are short-term to reflect the needs of expanding technology-based SMEs. Innovation Centre Binley On Binley Business Park, on the east side of Coventry, the Science Park has a second joint venture Innovation Centre, with Coventry City Council and the Chamber of Commerce, providing units from 20m 2 to 150m 2 . Again these units are available on short-term leases for growing companies. Innovation Centre Bly the Valley Blythe Valley Innovation Centre is a site managed by UWSP on behalf of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. The building is specifically designed to meet the requirements of ICT companies with units ranging from 25m 2 to 100m 2 on short-term leases. Co ntact detai l s UWSP, Coventry CV4 7EZ T: 024 7632 3000 E: C ont a c t de t a ils Gallows Hill, Warwick CV34 6UW T: 01926 623000 E: C o n ta ct d e ta i l s Binley Bus. Park, Coventry CV3 2TX T: 024 7643 0000 E: C o n ta ct d e ta i l s Blythe Valley Park, Solihull B90 8AJ T: 0121 506 9000 E: