Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander paid a visit to the Bristol & Bath Science Park meeting businesses who are taking an innovative role in the green and technology sectors.
He also met science park chief executive Bonnie Dean and Richard Pitkin, Innovation Centre director, who gave him a tour of the park facilities and explained some of the innovation it supports.
The visit highlighted the growth and uptake of business space at the park and showed its role in enabling collaboration between the tenants.
The minister said: "The success of these businesses at the Bristol & Bath Science Park – many of them leaders in green technology– shows why going green is great for the UK's economy, as well as the environment."
Mike Adams, founder of Hieta which uses 3D printing to make lightweight heat management components for green energy systems, said: "Since coming to the science park we have seen our opportunities to collaborate with other businesses increased significantly which is helping us to scale and commercialise our technology.
"We have also created 15 high value jobs in the first 12 months."