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270 England | Full Member York Science Park Locati on Innovation Centre, Innovation Way, Heslington York YO10 5DG Contact detai l s Tracey Smith CEO T: 01904 435100 E: Darrell Hooper Business Development Manager T: 01904 435100 E: UKSPA Directory 2017 York Science Park was established with the aim of building a place for innovative companies to work alongside the ground-breaking academic research taking place at the University of York. Twenty-five years later, York Science Park is a thriving and vibrant community, acting as a catalyst for economic growth and bringing together companies of all sizes in a stimulating environment, encouraging collaboration and creating prosperity within the local, regional, and wider economies. Residents benefit from a supportive environment, with 80% of SMEs surviving longer than five years, and 89% reporting business growth in 2014-15, contrasting with national averages of 45%. York Science Park is an environment where world-class scientists work alongside colleagues from industry, decision makers, and entrepreneurs to translate cutting edge research into commercial opportunities. It offers: • A fantastic location – next to the world-leading University of York • High specification, fully managed, flexible office space to suit every need • A friendly and experienced team providing superb customer service • Exceptional IT facilities, data provision and support • Specialist laboratory facilities with adaptability • Direct links to business networks and specialist support potential across the Science Park, the University and the city • A range of well-equipped conference and meeting rooms • A community of successful, innovative and collaborative businesses. The reasons for choosing York Science Park are varied but the common thread is the premier location, excellent transport links, dedicated business support services and innovation, knowledge exchange activity, and proximity to University academic departments. Business Support A solid network of connections and contacts is an invaluable resource for any business, and is often critical to success. York Science Park’s dedicated team make it their job to get to know a huge range of local networks and contacts, helping residents connect with the right people at the right time. Facilities and Services • Direct links to the University of York • All-inclusive, flexible, short-term rental agreements at competitive rates • 24/7 access • Virtual Offices, flexible Co-working and Hot Desk facilities • High-quality broadband access (up to 1GB) with ICT Active accreditation • Shared laboratory facilities