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New jobs on solid foundations – the University of Nottingham Innovation Park

Once home to more than 7,000 jobs in the heyday of Raleigh in the 1950s, the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus now houses the University’s Innovation Park, home to some of the most innovative companies in the Midlands.

At the University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP), businesses are nestled amongst a carbon neutral laboratory for sustainable chemistry, a leading Geospatial Institute, an Advanced Manufacturing Building and a brand new Research Acceleration and Demonstration building, among others. 

The Innovation Park is home to 93 businesses and a community of more than 900 people occupying over 10,000 square metres of office space. Its tenants are technology-driven and knowledge-intensive businesses looking to engage with the University and make the most of the opportunities, whether this is using facilities, employing graduates, commissioning research or taking part in Knowledge Transfer Programmes.

An aerial view of the University of Nottingham Innovation Park and the Jubilee Campus

Also on site is the Ingenuity Lab, part of the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Lab helps University of Nottingham students and alumni develop their entrepreneurial ambitions. It has over 2,500 members, with over 160 new and early stage start-ups. Members are from across all disciplines and the Lab offers a truly international community of innovative entrepreneurs.

“Businesses that have been here since the beginning could see the University’s ambition when we created the Park in 2008. The most important thing for us is that UNIP provides a working environment which helps the businesses on site to develop, achieve their goals, and make the most of their proximity to cutting-edge research.”

Dr Mark Tock, Operations Director, UNIP