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UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Associate Member 069 Charnwood The Forum Campus is open to offers the public world-class and is a flexible space laboratories to meet, eat, and collaborate technical clinical and network resources research units, as well as being a significant manufacturing base with a wealth of healthcare manufacturers and high-technology engineering companies. • Conveniently situated between the five NIHR Biomedical Research Units (situated in Leicester, Loughborough, and Nottingham) • Centrally located between the recently- formed NIHR Diagnostic Evaluation Centres in Leeds, Newcastle, Oxford, and London • Strong collaborations between the region’s hospitals and industry in the fields of diabetes, respiratory medicine, cardiology, and genetics • The Campus is set to be home to a number of organisations in the fields of medical devices, pharmaceutical development, and manufacturing who are actively seeking new collaborations with other commercial partners and the NHS • Links to the region’s leading academic institutions and universities • The region has a large, highly-skilled workforce with experience in high- technology process, diagnostics, and therapeutics, with a number of international pharmaceutical and medical device companies located in the region. Charnwood Campus plays a key role in contributing to key aspects of the local innovation eco-system. LOUGHBOROUGH “Charnwood Campus has been & LEICESTER awarded the Enterprise Zone and ENTERPRISE ZONE The Enterprise Zone Life Sciences Opportunity Zone project, which covers designation in 2017” two sites in Loughborough (Charnwood Campus Science and Business Park being one of them) and one in Leicester, was developed in conjunction Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s with Loughborough University, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Charnwood Borough Council. In the 2016 budget statement it was announced that a new ground breaking M1 11 mins by car research and development-led Enterprise East Midlands Airport 9 miles Zone (EZ) would be created in Loughborough mainline station Leicestershire. The new science and hi-tech manufacturing-themed EZ is set to bring nearly 25,000 new jobs and N e a r by £180million over the next 25 years through the creation of a ‘zone of excellence’ to support new and growing businesses to bring their innovative ideas and products to the market. Leicester LIFE SCIENCES OPPORTUNIT Y ZONE Building on the success in attracting over £20m of investment on site from existing partners that moved into the site, Almac, ARM Holding and 3M, a consortium of partners from life sciences industry, academia and government from across the region was formed to plan how to work together to realise the campus’ potential and support the growth of the UK Life Sciences industry. ■ Nottingham Derby Str a te g i c n e tw o r k Leicester University Loughborough College Charnwood Borough Council