Norwich Research Park is a unique partnership between UEA, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and four independent world-class research institutes: the John Innes Centre, the Institute of Food Research and The Genome Analysis Centre (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 over 11,000 people including 2,700 scientists 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 around 30 innovative science and IT based businesses located in the Norwich BioIncubator and Innovation Centre, Norwich Research Park's ability to deliver innovation and economic growth from its research base has been boosted by £26 million of Government investment. This will see the construction of two landmark buildings: Centrum and The Enterprise Centre, both due for completion in 2014, as well as infrastructure improvements that will allow the longer term development of the Park over the next decade and beyond.
Centrum will become a hub building for the Park which will provide 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 will provide business support and office space to companies within the low carbon sector.
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.