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080 England | Full Member Cranfield University Technology Park L ocati on Cranfield Bedfordshire MK43 0AL C ontact detai l s Valerie Kidd Cranfield University Technology Park Manager T: 01234 756000 E: UKSPA Directory 2017 Cranfield University Technology Park is a unique business location, offering flexible, serviced office space to small and growing firms, as well as conference accommodation and business support. Neighbouring Milton Keynes, and with direct links across Bedfordshire and the wider region, the Tech Park is a thriving innovation habitat with outstanding services and facilities supported by the world-renowned research capabilities of Cranfield University. AN INNOVATION HABITAT The Tech Park is home to over 60 businesses, ranging from start-up companies through to internationally- recognised brands such as Nissan European Technical Centre. Placed in the heart of a thriving economic region, at the crossroads between Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Birmingham, it offers excellent road links and 410 free car parking spaces, boasts easy access to the rail network, and is complemented uniquely by its own executive airport. OFFICE SPACE The Cranfield Innovation Centre (CIC) is tailored specifically to the needs of small and growing businesses, offering serviced offices on flexible leases from 280 sq ft to 1,780 sq ft, high-speed broadband connection, meeting rooms, conference facilities, and administrative support. In addition, the CIC offers Hot Desk Pods for those wishing to work there for a day, week, or month as well as Virtual Office space, which is ideal for individuals, businesses and organisations worldwide seeking to establish a prestigious and professional presence without the need for taking physical office space. Current tenants range from start-up firms through to established automotive, design, and business consultancies. TRENT HOUSE and DERWENT HOUSE These are multi-occupation buildings, providing prestigious serviced office suites for established businesses from 2,000 sq ft to 20,000 sq ft. Both buildings include Cranfield success stories that have successfully moved from start-up space in the CIC, including iDirect in Derwent House, and Kinetic in Trent House. MEDWAY COURT and CONWAY HOUSE These buildings provide headquarters for a number of major UK and global firms, including food freshness consultancy It’s Fresh!, training specialist Cognisco, and Specialist Microwave Solutions, which designs, manufactures, and repairs microwave components for the defence and aerospace industry. MEE TINGS and CONFERENCING The Tech Park’s high-quality meeting rooms and conference facilities are available to hire for all businesses across Milton Keynes, Bedford, and the wider region. The CIC includes two conference rooms, both able to seat up to 70 people for a seminar-style event, or suitable for board meetings and networking events. Two meeting rooms are also available for smaller groups, each able to seat up to 12 people. All rooms have wireless internet connections and audio visual equipment.