Brunel Science Park
Brunel Science Park
The Park is funded solely by Brunel University.
History and Objectives
It had been the intention of the University to set up a Science Park since the University obtained its Charter in 1966. The Science Park eventually opened in 1982 and became the first University-based Science Park in the UK. The Science Park’s objective is to foster collaboration with industry wherever possible and the University is mainly interested in tenants where future collaboration can be foreseen.
The Science Park is situated on approximately three acres on the University Campus in Uxbridge, West London. Just 15 miles from the centre of London and 4 miles from Heathrow Airport. Excellent location for all major road links as the campus is within a 4 mile radius of the M4, M40 and M25 motorways.
Phase I: Russell Building
This consists of one building which has been subdivided to tenants’ requirements. It includes high quality laboratory space. The rent charge is negotiable according to length of lease and area of unit with £4.30 per square foot service charge per annum. Leases are flexible and a postal address facility is available.
Key features of the building are:
- Designated communal space that includes a seminar room and kitchen facility
- Three-phase electrical supply
- Car parking
Phase II: Gardiner Building
Consists of 1,200 square metres in one building, initially with four open areas. Incubator units of areas from 143 square feet have recently been created.
Site Management Arrangements
Possibility of obtaining Venture Capital and PARK funding.
Key academic strengths in the University are as follows:
- Information technology
- Computer-aided manufacture
- Theory and application of finite elements and other
- Computational methods
- Polymer engineering, science and technology
- Maritime technology
- Surface and solid state science
- Cellular and molecular aspects of tissue injury and disease
- Health studies
- Educational policy and practice studies
- Social sciences.
Science Park Tenants will be able to call upon the following:
- Consultancy arrangements with members of academic staff
- Access to scientific equipment, testing facilities, workshops, etc.
- Links with academics through seminars, teaching and research
- Internal telephone links to the University will be provided for each tenant when possible
- Access to the extensive technical library with over 250,000 titles, journals, periodicals, etc
- Support services such as the Computer Unit, Audio Visual Centre and Language Laboratory
- The extensive conference facilities and overnight accommodation
- The use of the Arts Centre and its associated activities, concerts, drama, films, etc
- Excellent sports centre where coaching can be obtained for a wide range of sports
- Supermarket, bank, catering and dining, chaplaincy, chemist, health centre, etc.
Companies on the Park
- ASM Ltd/Advasol Ltd - Advanced solutions for waste problems for the public and private sectors.
- BTO Research Ltd - A Global research hub operating in the Business Technology and Digital Innovation field, which aims to enable relational networking among Universities, Scientific Research and Enterprises.
- Bytesize Consulting Ltd - IT Consultants.
- CLEAPSS - Information, advice and training for teachers, technicians and local authority officers in science up to A-level, and design and technology. CLEAPSS produces a wide range of documents in both paper and electronic format.
- Creative Chemistry - Contract research and development in chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
- Energen Limited - Provides consultancy services to medium and large sized companies. The scope of Energen’s work includes the production of energy management reports, the purchasing of electricity and gas and undertaking energy surveys and energy audits.
- Eyetracker Solutions Ltd - By using both mobile, (a pair of lightweight, inconspicuous glasses), and static (a screen based portable, lightweight mobile eye tracker), they can provide accurate, in-depth analysis on how customers interact with products. Their unique approach combines both psychological and qualitative research techniques with advanced data analysis models, which enables them to validate conclusions and provide effective/deliverable recommendations. The data generated from the studies is used to shape strategies in product design and packaging, product placement and POS, helping to maximise a brand’s visual equity.
- Freeman & Co - Electrical consultants.
- Hypha Discovery Ltd - A drug discovery company, using fermentation technology to discover novel biologically useful compounds from basidiomycete fungi (mushrooms). In addition to advancing new discoveries that effectively inhibit growth of human tumour cells, bacteria (including MRSA) and fungi. Hypha collaborates with other pharmaceutical companies to find bioactive molecules for potential use in other diseases. Hypha also offers contract services related to small molecule research, e.g. purification and identification, as well as biological testing against tumour cell lines, bacteria and fungi.
- Intervene Group Ltd - Intervene Group Ltd is involved in innovation and technology consultancy and production. Services range from the initial feasibility to sourcing manufacturing facilities. The main focus is on medical devices and healthcare products, R&D, innovation and new product development.
- iXscient Ltd - Organisation specialising in vision of R&D services in the field of optics, microfluidics, microchemistry and nanotechnology.
- Precious Cells International - Precious cells is the first family stem cell bank in the world which offers collection, processing and long term storage of stem cells.
- Sirax Limited - Research using the Internet.
- V7 Technology Ltd - V7 develop, sell and maintain software for digital dictation applications for both enterprises and smaller organisations. Software for smartphones is marketed under the ‘Yodal’ brand name.
- Zyomax Ltd - Design and Manufacture of processing machinery for processing of light alloys such as magnesium and aluminium to improve the quality and production rate of components for industrial automobile and aerospace applications.
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