A partnership between the National Horizons Centre and Discovery Park, the Life Sciences Opportunity Zone for ambitious companies, is promising to bring opportunities to both organisations.
Under the partnership, the National Horizons Centre, a UK centre of excellence for the bioscience industries run by Teesside University, and Discovery Park, a leading science park in Sandwich, Kent, will work together in several mutually beneficial ways.
Discovery Park is growing into a world class, world leading science park, with Strategic Pillars around becoming an Innovation Hub, STEM skills, Digital & AI, and developing a Manufacturing Village. Scientific Elements include advanced therapies, agritech, neurology (eg ophthalmology) and biologicals.
The National Horizons Centre is based at Central Park in Darlington and brings together industry, academia, talent and world-class facilities to drive innovation and address the technical and digital skills needs of the life sciences sector.
This unique partnership will see the two organisations work closely, bringing together complementary life sciences expertise and networks in the north and south of the country.
“We are delighted to have signed this memorandum of understanding and look forward to working more closely with Discovery Park.
“This collaboration will build upon the respective strengths of our organisations, creating a synergy which is bound to lead to exciting opportunities and help grow the UK’s life sciences sector.”
“The National Horizons Centre’s expertise in disease-specific research, biomanufacturing, digital analytics and machine learning is well aligned with our objectives at Discovery Park.
“We also share a commitment to developing the well-trained workforce upon which the UK life sciences industry thrives. Discovery Park is looking forward to a productive partnership with the Centre.”
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