Sci-Tech Daresbury is one of two National Science and Innovation Campuses established in 2006, (originally named as Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus).
In December 2010 a new joint-venture company was created to spearhead the longer-term development of the site. Partners in the JV company are the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Halton Borough Council and Langtree, a property developer and investor. It changed its name to Sci-Tech Daresbury in July 2012.
Enterprise Zones are specific areas where a combination of financial incentives and reduced planning restrictions will apply. The zones are designed to encourage the creation of new businesses and jobs, thereby helping to support both local and national growth.
It is believed that Enterprise Zones will give a real shot in the arm to the private sector in particular locations and that the benefits will also spread more widely to support key city-regions and other areas.
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Sci-Tech Daresbury is home to a wide variety of science and technology businesses, ranging from small start-ups to strategic units of large multi-national corporations.
To date, there are 100 companies on the campus, working in a number of different market sectors, including digital/ICT, Biomedical, instrumentation/electronics, packaging, chemicals, analytical technology and the nuclear industry.
There are a wide range of scientific capabilities and technical expertise support services available at Sci-Tech Daresbury to suit businesses of all sizes across all high-tech sectors.
These organisations include:
Sci-Tech Daresbury is proud to be engaged in a number of strategic collaborations with organisations that provide technology transfer, innovation and support for science and innovation based commercial activity. These are in addition to its stakeholders and Business Support providers.
Working in partnership with these organisations creates opportunities both in the UK and internationally for hi-tech businesses and other collaborative partners.
The high-tech facilities and wealth of scientific and technological expertise housed within Sci-Tech Daresbury is already being utilised by a large number of companies and research organisations with specialities across a diverse range of sectors.