Presentation on theme: "North West Regional Science Park (NWRSP) Sarah Kelly – Northern Ireland Science Park."— Presentation transcript:
North West Regional Science Park (NWRSP) Sarah Kelly – Northern Ireland Science Park
10 year framework for economic & social renewal – One Plan. Fort George (14 acres / 6 hectares) a former military base. Outline planning permission by December Location for $50 Million transatlantic telecomms hub (Project Kelvin). Knowledge corridor linking University of Ulster & Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Location for North West Regional Science Park. Prime mixed use development opportunity on a gateway waterfront site. Strategic Location – Derry~Londonderry
Mix use residential/ office with commercial on ground floor Knowledge Hub Multi-storey car park Mix used office / Light Industrial Strategic Location at Fort George
North West Regional Science Park third generation Science Park at Fort George Derry~Londonderry 50k sq ft (gross) & 20k sq ft (gross) LYIT. submitted for $18m funding to Special EU Programmes Body (European Unions INTERREG IVA programme). Partners: Northern Ireland Science Park Ltd (NISP), Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and North West Region Cross Border Group (NWRCBG). Outcome proportionate to NISP success to date circa $4m to $5.7m pa net GDP and circa 300.
Impact of a Science Park A Science Park is an economic catalyst to drive the Knowledge Economy (eg Silicon Valley). Growing the Knowledge Economy: 1.Knowledge (Research & IP) 2.Risk Capital (all stages, Angels to IPO) 3.Well coupled business professionals (accountants, lawyers, bankers) 4.Independent Facilitators (the Science Park)
Innovation Eco-system Education//networking: Springboard; Frameworks; £25K Awards Enterprise Forum; Frontiers in STEM; IP exchange; Co-Founders US-NI Mentorship programme; Generation-Innovation Investor Readiness//Access to $$££: Entrepreneur In Residence; Springboard; Halo*; VC Forum Independent Research: NI Knowledge Economy Index (the where we are now report) Support to Department of Enterprise Trade & Investment (MATRIX: NIs Science-Industry panel; Technology Strategy Board; EU) Network Enabler: Learned societies (Institute of Physics; Royal Society of Engineering;), Education; Research (Universities and Colleges) *Affiliated – business angel network pro bono programmes
Shipyard to Titanic Quarter from dereliction to Knowledge Economy Titanic Belfast Hollywood in Belfast
NI Science Park ECIT Queens University
NI Science Park 2012 Outcomes to date Adding $130m+ gross pa GDP by playing host to 2000 staff in 110 companies, 210,000 sq ft; Facilitating circa $16m risk capital pa; Mobilising 1000 business volunteers & 110 Business Angels to help 800 new starts; Refreshing NI companies with ideas; & Showcasing to 100+ School visits & 60,000 visitors pa.
Artists impression replicate NISP and capitalise on the nerd gene; increase opportunities to attract local and returning STEM graduates; attract R&D divisions of large corporates; increase interest and investment from the global investment community. NWRSP - Economic Catalyst
Knowledge Economy Ambitions Source: Knowledge Economy Index Baseline Report 2011 – Oxford Economics North West Regional Science Park
Contact Details Sarah Kelly Northern Ireland Science Park o|+44 (0) c|+44 (0)