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Discovery Park shares experience in new tool kit for UK science park success

Posted on 03/03/16

Discovery Park is not only doing its bit to encourage investment, skills development and job creation for East Kent. It is also working to promote the development of life science sites across the UK.

The Park has contributed to a new report, endorsed today by Life Sciences minister George Freeman, that explores how vacant or under used science sites can be brought back to life

Paul Barber, Managing Director for Discovery Park, said:

“We have been delighted with what we have achieved in such a short time here and hope that other areas of the UK can benefit from our experience.”

The government backed report ‘Transforming UK Life Science Sites – A Toolkit for Action’ includes case studies from across the UK and beyond, including Discovery Park.

George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences said:

“Former pharmaceutical sites are a huge opportunity for the UK life sciences sector to provide valuable hubs for smaller companies. This toolkit will be a fantastic resource to help protect and grow these existing regional clusters of expertise.”

Other contributors to the report include: Kent County Council, Invest in Dover, Biocity Scotland, Cheshire East Council, MSP in Manchester, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Office for Life Sciences.

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