At Discovery Park, we don’t just work to make today a success, we’re always looking to tomorrow. Education is a vital part of what we do, sparking a love of science to last a lifetime.
This is a science park built on collaboration, with young scientists benefiting from unrivalled access to companies carrying out innovative and pioneering research in laboratories on site – from immuno-oncology and diagnostics to new forms of antibiotics.
For example, PhD students working out of Canterbury Christ Church University’s Life Sciences Industry Liaison Laboratory, launched on site in 2016 have been supporting tenants Genea Biomedx and Venomtech in exploring a variety of potential new treatments and processes.
The list of stories below reveals the full breadth of what we do at all levels of education from the colourful Big Bang and East Kent Science Jamboree school events to the Community Lab run by Pfizer and Discovery Park with East Kent College. Add in apprenticeships, we’re not simply raising awareness, but creating an environment for training, ambition and job creation.
With new investment on the way, including new ‘pop-up’ laboratory space and an auditorium for lectures and presentations, Discovery Park is ensuring the skills and expertise built up on this site over decades as a science hub continue to grow for generations to come.