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058 Wales | Full Member UKSPA Directory 2017 The Cardiff Medicentre, established in 1991, was the first incubator of its kind in the UK Cardiff Medicentre L ocati on Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4UJ C ontact detai l s Mair Davies /Janet Coward Centre Administrators T: 029 2075 7744 F: 029 2075 0239 E: enquiries@ cardiffmedicentre.co.uk www.cardiffmedicentre.co.uk Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences company incubator, located on the University Hospital of Wales campus, which provides a working base for over 4,000 people and is home to Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. The Cardiff Medicentre was established in 1991, and was the first incubator of its kind in the United Kingdom. It provides high quality office and laboratory accommodation ranging from 27m 2 to 98m 2 . Low-cost desk licensing facilities are also available to encourage entrepreneurs to enter the Medicentre community whilst writing business plans and raising finance. The Cardiff Medicentre’s objectives are: • to encourage new high-technology companies to locate and grow in Cardiff • to assist in the transfer of technology from associated academic centres of expertise • to assist in bringing innovative Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences products to market. The Cardiff Medicentre offers specialist incubation support programmes and business services to tenants and licensees. Financial assistance may also be available towards the fitting-out of laboratories and equipment purchase costs. New companies will also be able to take advantage of the specialist facilities and academic expertise located within the University. General support services at the Cardiff Medicentre include a manned reception during office hours (08:30-16:30 Monday to Friday) for visitors and deliveries. The site also boasts private parking and controlled security access to the building with audio and visual security systems (CCTV). All tenants and licensees have 24 hour access to their units, 365 days a year. The Cardiff Medicentre also offers low-cost seminar and meeting room facilities to all tenants and licensees. For tenants, Cardiff Medicentre offers “easy-in, easy-out” leases that are generally for three years. Variations in period, notice, and break clauses can be negotiated on an individual basis. All utility services are charged as used, and building maintenance is organised by the Cardiff Medicentre facilities manager. Tenants and partners Alesi Surgical Ltd Established in 2009 to commercialise inventions arising from the Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy (WIMAT). Cofounded by Fusion IP plc and Dr Neil Warren. Advanced Medical Simulation Online Ltd (AMSO) Provide disseminate simulation technology for medical