Sustainability Breakfast

Join us for the first of our quarterly sustainability breakfasts at the Barclays Eagle Lab in Discovery Park!

The event will be an opportunity to network with like-minded businesses in the area and discuss the sustainability-related issues facing the world. We’ll also hear from a range of speakers about what they’re doing in their particular industries, and what sustainable practices you can take away to address your own goals.

A light breakfast will be provided from 8:30am, featuring locally sourced food and drink.

For those able to stay after 10am, Discovery Park will be hosting a tree planting event immediately after the breakfast, opposite The Gateway building.

Find out more and register here.



Discovery Park and Researcher partner to support scientific collaboration

Discovery Park, Kent’s thriving life science community, has partnered with scientific content discovery and discussion platform, Researcher, to promote collaboration and facilitate scientific progress.

Building strong networks of like-minded organisations is vital to support the growing life science industry and facilitate the sharing of expertise. Discovery Park and Researcher’s aligned values of collaboration and supporting research to advance scientific progress presented a clear partnership opportunity. Both parties will be introduced to a wider, highly relevant audience, allowing increased visibility within the scientific community.

As part of the partnership, Discovery Park will introduce its life science tenants to Researcher and its new AI market intelligence tool REID (Researcher Equipment Insights Directory). Researcher will promote Discovery Park’s start-up programme, Discovery Spark, to its users and is also offering one year’s free access to REID to the winner. Discovery Park will also feature as sponsors of a live events series on Researcher Live.

Mary Sweny, Head of Partnerships and Business Development at Researcher, commented: “Having met the Discovery Park team at several events recently, it’s clear that there are lots of synergies and benefits of working together, and this partnership clearly provides a great opportunity for us to further support scientific collaboration and discovery. We’re delighted to be working with Martino and the Discovery Park team and look forward to seeing the impact our partnership will have on innovative science organisations and their research.”

Martino Picardo, Chairman of Discovery Park, added: “We’re committed to providing a supportive network that facilitates collaboration and delivers exciting opportunities to companies based at Discovery Park. This partnership not only gives us the opportunity to engage with a wider audience, but also offers our tenants access to a unique, forward-looking platform that will help them to collaborate and drive the progress of their research.”

Bake it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Discovery Park will be supporting a charity event to help raise awareness.

We will be hosting a ‘Bake it Pink’ sale in Innovation House foyer between 11am and 1pm on 20th October.

You are encouraged to wear something pink and for all you bakers out there, donations to the ‘Bake it Pink’ sale will be greatly appreciated.

Find out more and donate here.

Business Horror Stories

Join us for an evening of hair-raising narratives as brave entrepreneurs gather to share their most bone-chilling challenges and terrifying encounters in the world of business. From ghastly marketing mishaps to nightmarish customer service encounters, you’ll hear firsthand accounts of the scariest moments that haunted their ventures.

Feel the suspense as founders recount their journeys through dark financial crises, eerie product launches, and the supernatural world of startup failures. But beware! These tales of terror also come with valuable lessons that will send shivers down your spine, ensuring you walk away with a hauntingly good dose of wisdom and inspiration.

Come and join us for an evening of camaraderie, frightful fun, and networking that will leave you with both goosebumps and a renewed entrepreneurial spirit. Embrace the frightful side of running a company and discover that sometimes, the most horrifying experiences lead to the most extraordinary successes!

Find out more and register here.

Masterclass: 8 Steps to Overcome Imposter Syndrome with Laura Davis

An interactive Masterclass to discover the 8 steps to overcome imposter syndrome: speak up, create opportunities and make an impact.

In this 60 Minute Masterclass you will:

  • Explore what imposter syndrome is and how you might experience it
  • Learn how language, words and breathing can help to develop empowering self-talk
  • Play an interactive language game that shifts your thinking, fast
  • Discover the 8 steps you can take to overcome imposter syndrome
  • Understand how Laura works and how you can release what’s holding you back

Join this masterclass to find out more about imposter syndrome and the 8 steps you can take to overcome it.

Find out more here.


Creativity Techniques Workshop

Ready to unlock your creative potential? Join us on November 8th for an immersive Creativity Techniques Workshop hosted by the brilliant David Hall, who wowed us at our Innovation Summit back in June.

Discover how to break free from old thinking patterns, ignite fresh ideas, and supercharge innovation!

Join this interactive workshop to break free from old thinking patterns, unlock fresh ideas, and boost innovation. You’ll dive into creative problem-solving and leave with the skills to ignite creativity in your organization. No prior experience needed – just an open mind and enthusiasm!

Location: Brunel Suite, Innovation House, Discovery Park
Cost: £100 (+VAT) per person

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform your approach to innovation.

Email David Hall at to secure your spot now!

DLOC Biosystems chooses Discovery Park for new biology facility to develop organ-on-a-chip technology

DLOC Biosystems has selected Discovery Park, Kent, as the location for its new biology facility. The company will set up a biology lab within Discovery Park’s thriving life science cluster to continue development of its state-of-the-art organ-on-a-chip technology and deliver accurate assay testing services to pharmaceutical companies to advance drug discovery.

DLOC Biosystems was founded to enable faster, safer and cheaper drug development. The company’s chips provide an environment where cells can grow and reorganise into tissues, providing the perfect setting for large scale, affordable drug testing. Its technology will help to enable the reduction and replacement of animal testing, by providing more accurate data on safety and efficacy than current pre-clinical testing models.

With an engineering team based in Lebanon, DLOC was looking to build a new biology team based in the UK. The company selected Discovery Park’s high-spec lab facilities just over an hour from London due to its reputation as a leading hub for life sciences and the opportunity it offers for future expansion. Discovery Park’s extensive ecosystem provides future opportunities for collaboration as well as a network of potential customers, a key consideration for life science start-ups.

Wadah Malaeb, CEO and Founder of DLOC Biosystems, commented: “We were initially interested in locating in London as it offered access to an excellent talent pool, however, the cost and availability of high-spec lab space as well as living costs for potential employees proved inhibitive. When I visited Discovery Park, I was impressed not just by the quality of the facilities available, but also by the extensive business support offered by the team. The park and its surroundings provide an ideal location to build our business and I look forward to joining the Discovery Park community.”

Chris Broom, Head of Business Development at Discovery Park, added: “We’re passionate about supporting the transformation of ideas into successful commercial innovation. As well as access to our cutting-edge facilities, DLOC will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with our community of innovative start-ups and established companies. We are excited to welcome Wadah and his team to Discovery Park and look forward to working with them to support the growth of the company and deliver significant benefits to the drug discovery industry.”

DLOC is currently recruiting a biology team leader to start and build its new team at Discovery Park and will also expand its engineering team on site. It is also participating in the Discovery Spark programme for life science start-ups to develop and refine its business offering.

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