Life Sciences Opportunity Zone
Charnwood Campus a Life Sciences Technology Park situated in Loughborough, Leicestershire, at the heart of the Midlands Engine. It offers an environment to inspire discovery, encourage collaboration and accelerate business growth for the Med-Tech and Biopharma community.
The campus is a legacy biopharma site. It covers 70 acres comprising development land alongside high quality, modern laboratories and production plants, designed as a fully integrated drug discovery and development capability to support drug development projects, from target identification through to late-phase development and registration.commitmentsBuilding on the success in attracting over £20m of investment on site from existing partners that moved into the site, Almac and ARM Holding, a consortium of partners from life sciences industry, academia and government from across the region was formed to plan how to work together to realise the campus’ potential; support the growth of the UK Life Sciences industry; develop Charnwood Campus as a key regional asset within the UK Life Sciences infrastructure; and become the UK’s first Life Science Opportunity Zone.
As a Life Sciences Opportunity Zone (LSOZ), Charnwood Campus will foster an eco-system of local business, leading research institutes and government organisations; to promote business growth by simplifying access to support and accelerating the pathway from concept to commercialisation in the Med-Tech and Biopharma sectors.
The Life Sciences Opportunity Zone will deliver benefits to businesses, healthcare systems, patients and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and enhance employability in the region. It will provide the opportunity to:
Generate greater collaborative life sciences R&D & Innovations
Create an eco-system that supports growing talent and giving opportunities for existing and incoming companies to collaborate and cooperate
Grow the size of Midlands Med-Tech and life science companies by creating more growth space for small medium and start-up companies
Help existing companies realise their potential by facilitating Scale-Up
Attract new life science companies to the area
Attract more investment in life sciences to the area
Increase employment in life sciences within the region by attracting and retaining highly skilled graduates and apprentices
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