Norwich Research Park is a unique partnership between UEA, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and four independent world-class research institutes: the John Innes Centre, the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) and the Earlham Institute (all strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)) and The Sainsbury Laboratory linked to the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. The BBSRC is itself a partner as is the John Innes Foundation.
Norwich Research Park is an internationally renowned science and business community and Europe's leading centre for research in food, health and the environment.
With around 12,000 people including 3,000 scientists, researchers and clinicians and an annual research spend of over £100 million, this concentration of multidisciplinary expertise ensures the Norwich Research Park is well placed to carry out internationally influential research and make a unique contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the global challenges.
Delivering innovation and economic growth
Home to over 50 innovative science and IT based businesses located in the Centrum and Innovation Centre, Norwich Research Park's ability to deliver innovation and economic growth from its research base was boosted by £26 million of Government investment, which saw the construction of two landmark buildings: Centrum and The Enterprise Centre as well as infrastructure improvements that will allow the longer term development of the Park over the next decade and beyond.
Centrum is a hub building for the Park which provides new commercial laboratory and office accommodation as well as a business centre with meeting and seminar rooms; exhibition and networking space and restaurant and café. The Enterprise Centre provides business support and office space to companies within the low carbon sector.
Scheduled to open in 2018, the Quadram Institute is the name of the new centre for food and health research to be located at the heart of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest single-site concentrations of research in food, health and environmental sciences. The Quadram Institute will integrate research teams from the QIB and UEA’s Faculty of Science and Norwich Medical School with the NNUHs’ gastrointestinal endoscopy facility under one roof.
Norwich Research Park and the University of East Anglia, as one of its partners, provide a fast-growing research and enterprise community like no other and occupy a position at the forefront of global research excellence.