Creating a Science Park for Exeter
The development of the world class Exeter Science Park is a significant boon for the University and the regional economy. Located to the east of the city, between the motorway and A30 at the J29 of the M5, work is well underway on the infrastructure of the site, and initial Science Park buildings will be ready for occupation in 2013.
Work to bring the project to this stage has been done through a partnership of the RDA, the University of Exeter, Devon County Council, Exeter City Council, East Devon District Council and the Met Office. The Science Park will attract knowledge intensive firms to Exeter and will also enable the development of new businesses. It will link strongly with the University of Exeter Innovation Centre, which provides start-up units for new knowledge-intensive businesses. As these businesses grow they will be able to relocate to bigger premises on the Science Park. Following the infrastructure developments, the construction of first buildings will be underway in 2012 with the first occupiers on site in 2013.
The University is committed to knowledge exploitation and Exeter Science Park will help it to turn ideas generated at the University into marketable products and services.
For more information visit the Exeter Science Park website.