It’s the mix that makes the tenant community at Discovery Park so vibrant. Over 160 companies, from start-ups to multinationals, are working in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, healthcare, technology, professional services and more. Plenty of opportunities to collaborate and learn something new!
Through being a tenant, eXroid has had access to government training schemes and universities, as well as grant and other funders. We have received funding from Kent County Council, South East Business Boost and Innovate UK. This has had a very real impact on our business, helping us achieve a CE mark for our device.
We went from being a business that employed 15 full time headcount to recently as much as 100 full time headcount, and we had to grow our business quite rapidly. Discovery Park were instrumental in finding us the right premises, but also growing the infrastructure that supported our teams as well.
The management team at Discovery Park were really keen to support us and provided a lot of introductions, which led to another introduction, to another introduction. Because of that we've actually talked to some very interesting, influential people who have offered their time for nothing and have really helped to bring our business forward.
Serendipity, collaboration, innovation – we know they link together to drive advances in technology and healthcare. With our regular social and networking events, our tenants have plenty of opportunity to exchange ideas in an informal environment.
Having an events centre on site means that Discovery Park and its occupiers can host industry-leading conferences too, bringing even more opportunity to meet new partners.
The community at Discovery Park is rich with different companies and individuals. There’s multinationals like Pfizer, multi-site UK companies like Concept Life Sciences, smaller healthcare firms and even some PhD students in the mix. Our patient-facing companies have formed a vibrant Health Hub to find more ways for them to work together.
21 Apr 2020
Discovery Park has been open for business, albeit in a socially distanced way, throughout the coronavirus epidemic.
Discovery Park is committed to helping local students benefit from a great STEM education. By igniting a life-long love of science, we are ensuring the continuation of a local talent pool that pharma and biotech companies are able to access.
Our initiatives include:
• The colourful Big Bang and East Kent Science Jamboree school events
• The award-winning Community Lab, a partnership between Discovery Park, Pfizer, CCCU and STEM Learning, providing an opportunity for our community to pass on skills and knowledge. Read about the effect the Community Lab is having on local students and schools in our January 2020 Impact Report here.
To support or book the Community Lab, please get in touch using our contact form.
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