“With the ultra-high technology companies and candidates that we work with, the Tech Park’s location and its links to the world class Cranfield University are an important part of our own brand.” Geoff Cockle, Director, Vector Recruitment
We’ve been working with Cranfield University for many years to develop new insights ino the science of freshness, and by moving to share campus space with them now we are ideally placed to extend our partnership as business grows.” Simon Lee, Director, It’sFresh!
AN INNOVATION HABITAT
Cranfield University Technology Park is a unique business location, offering flexible, serviced office space to small and growing firms as well as conference accommodation and business support.
Neighbouring Milton Keynes and with direct links across Bedfordshire and the wider region, the Tech Park is a thriving innovation habitat with outstanding services and facilities supported by the world-renowned research capabilities of Cranfield University.
The Tech Park is home to over 60 businesses, ranging from start up companies through to internationally recognised brands such as Nissan European Technical Centre.
The Tech Park’s location places it at the heart of a thriving economic region, at the crossroads between Oxford, Cambridge, London and Birmingham. As well as excellent road links and 410 free car parking spaces, it boasts easy access to the rail network and is uniquely complemented by its own executive airport.
The Tech Park combines high quality serviced office space, administrative support and facilities with the unique expertise and technical benefits provided by Cranfield University.
The CIC provides a range of administration services including IT support, reception facilities, office equipment and secretarial resources.
The Cranfield University campus is only a short walk away, including cafés and shops, two banks with cashpoints, a bookshop, Post Office and sporting facilities, as well as a total of 250 en-suite hotel rooms available for business guests.
BUSINESS SEMINAR PROGRAMME
Cranfield University Technology Park runs a unique business seminar programme for its tenants and firms across the region in partnership with Cranfield University, Central Bedfordshire Council and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership.
Hosted in the CIC’s conference suite the events are designed to provide advice and support for small and growing businesses, with topics ranging from marketing and HR support to funding opportunities, intellectual property and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
RESOURCES & EXPERTISE
Through Cranfield University, Tech Park tenants also benefit from:
- Leading business consultancy, access to business networks, assistance with government support and funding opportunities
- Technical research facilities, ranging from precision engineering and crash impact testing to aircraft cabin simulators and wind tunnels, as well as the University’s onsite business airport
- Funded research and development schemes such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Innovation Vouchers, plus opportunities to work with academics to develop new knowledge and exploit new markets
Cranfield University also operates a subsidised business incubation and service facility called CUBIC, providing support to entrepreneurs and fledging companies looking to establish themselves in the CIC and Tech Park.
Cranfield University (www.cranfield.ac.uk) is a research intensive, wholly postgraduate institution specialising in aerospace, agrifood, defence & security, energy, environment, leadership & management, manufacturing, and transport systems.
With uniquely close links to industry, the University has an international reputation for its research, teaching and technical facilities in these major thematic areas.
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY PARK BUSINESSES
Cranfield University Technology Park’s offices are home to a diverse range of both growing and established businesses:
2sms: Business text messaging services for SMEs and government entities. www.2sms.com
Acuigen Ltd: Multilingual market research services. www.acuigen.com
Adjudication Solutions: Management consultancy
Adoored: Online retailing business serving the home improvements market. www.adoored.co.uk
Annington: Property Management. www.annington.co.uk
ASK Europe: Management development and training services. www.askeurope.com
Astrimar: Assurance, verification and training services in the specialist areas of technical risk, integrity management and reliability in the oil, gas and wider energy industry. www.astrimar.com
Atheon Analytics: Support for data consumers to explore, interrogate and understand rich, complex information – using visual analytics tools and techniques – in order to make better decisions, take informed action and run better businesses. www.atheonanalytics.com
BHR Biofuels Ltd: Chemical engineering design consultancy encompassing chemistry, engineering, physics, computational modelling and accountancy. www.bhrbiofuels.co.uk
Bidwriting.com: Professional bid writing for public and private businesses. www.bidwriting.com
Blumen [detail requested from new tenant]
Briteyellow: UK- leading high-speed wireless communications services. www.briteyellow.com
Café Expresso: Based at the CIC, Café Expresso caters for businesses and events at the Tech Park www.cafe-expresso.co.uk
Caltec: Oil and gas production enhancement equipment. www.caltec.com
Cognisco: Web-based training consultancy. www.cognisco.com
CCS IT Solutions: IT Services. www.ccsnet.co.uk
DCN Communications: Premier wireless support for businesses. www.dcncommunications.co.uk
Decibel Industries: Development of cutting edge products designed in collaboration with leading lights in the motorsport and music industries. www.decibelracing.com
Directflight: Special Mission Operations expertise including global atmospheric research, pipeline and cable monitoring and search and rescue. www.directflight.co.uk
DPA Corporate Communications: Business and training consultancy.www.dpa.consulting
EBC Digital Limited: Specialist web-application developer for product support, customer service and training management systems. www.ebcdigital.com
ELAB: Design engineering solutions
Engage & Prosper: Employee Engagement specialist www.engageandprosper.com
ESM Software: Unique developer of enterprise-level business software for the lift industry. www.esmsoftware.co.uk
Grand Union Housing: Affordable housing association.www.grandunionhousing.co.uk
IDEA Pharma: Leading consultancy for the pharmaceutical industry. www.ideapharma.com
iDirect: Satellite-based IP communications technology. www.idirect.net
Impetus Automotive: UK and international automotive consultancy. www.impetusautomotive.com
It’sFresh!: Market-changing innovations for the global food supply chain. www.foodfreshnesstechnology.co.uk
Jemmac: Software solutions, Partnership IT and world-leading products. www.jemmac.com
Kinetic Solutions Ltd: IT systems development specialising in the hospitality sector. www.kineticsolutions.co.uk
Learning Resources International: Technology-led online learning provider www.lrieducation.org
Liberty CF: Independent corporate finance advice to owners of businesses, management and private equity institutions. www.libertycf.co.uk
Majenta PLM: Open enterprise solutions. www.majentaplm.com
Meriden Animal Health Ltd: High quality veterinary pharmaceutical, hygiene and nutraceutical products. www.meriden-ah.com
Multi-Support (UK) Ltd: IT solutions for intelligent document management.
Nissan Technical Centre Europe Ltd: Automotive product development and design. www.nissan-global.com
Orio: On-going supply of genuine Saab Parts and customer service packages. www.orio.com
Partnership Education: Support for schools to enable them to benefit from the latest technologies, equipment, applications and systems. www.partnership-education.com
PI (Physique Instrumente) Ltd: Supply of nanopositioning technology and motion control systems of the highest accuracy level. www.physikinstrumente.com
Pivotal Interactive Ltd: Training for businesses in eLearning technology, to improve efficiency and effectiveness in training programmes. www.pivotalinteractive.co.uk
Pro-lite Technology: Laser supplies. www.pro-lite.uk.com
Proving Services: Assistance for corporate clients in portfolio, cost saving and trade-off analysis projects. www.provingservices.co.uk
PULS: DIN-rail switched-mode power supplies for the high-safety market. www.puls.co.uk
Q-matic: Customer flow management to maximise customer waiting experience and improve staff productivity. www.q-matic.com
RBX Systems: Electrical Engineering and software consultancy
Reddy Co: Leading human resources consultancy operating across the UK. www.reddyco.com
RFMW: Specialist distributor of RF and Microwave components. www.rfmw.com
Signify Research [detail requested from new tenant]
South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP): Region-wide partnership bringing together businesses, universities and colleges, community groups, social enterprises and Government to support inward investment, innovation, economic growth, new enterprise and job creation. www.semlep.com
SOtechnology: Simple to complex website builds, using the latest technologies, for SMEs and larger companies. www.sotechnology.co.uk
Southern Cross Aviation: Aircraft sales and management. www.scross.com
Specialist Microwave Solutions Ltd: Design, manufacture and repair of microwave components and assemblies for the defence and aerospace industry. www.smslimited.co.uk
Stream Claims Services: Customised claim solutions. www.streamscs.co.uk
SuperOffice: Customer Relationship Management specialist. www.superoffice.co.uk
Talent Wizard: Business consultancy. www.talentwizard.com
Total IT: Outsourced IT solutions. www.total-it.co.uk
Trendsignal: Stock Market analysis software. www.trendsignal.co.uk
Vector Recruitment: Recruitment consultancy dedicated to the high technology market. www.vrl.co.uk
Wildfire Solutions: Computer-aided design hardwar &softwaren www.microcad.co.uk
Workspace: Specialist office design and fit-out. www.workspace-interiors.net
XPS: Innovative property and facilities management firm. www.xps.uk.com
Cranfield Innovation Centre
The Cranfield Innovation Centre (CIC) is tailored specifically to the needs of small and growing businesses, offering serviced offices on flexible leases from 280 sq. ft. – 1,780 sq. ft, a high-speed broadband connection, meeting rooms, conference facilities and administrative support.
In addition, the CIC offers Hot Desk Pods for those wishing to work from the CIC for a day, week or month as well as Virtual Office space, which is ideal for individuals, businesses and organisations worldwide seeking to establish a prestigious and professional presence without the need for taking physical office space.
Current CIC tenants range from start up firms through to established automotive, design and business consultancies.
Trent House is a multi-occupation buildings, providing prestigious serviced office suites for established businesses from 2,000 sq. ft to 20,000 sq. ft.
Trent House is home to Kinetic, one of Cranfield’s success stories, the company successfully moved from start-up space in the CIC to larger premises in Trent House.
Derwent House is a multi-occupation buildings, providing prestigious serviced office suites for established businesses from 2,000 sq. ft to 20,000 sq. ft.
Another one of Cranfield’s success stories iDirect relocated from the CIC to larfer premises in Derwent House.
Medway & Conway House
Medway Court and Conway House provide headquarters for a number of major UK and global firms, including food freshness consultancy It’s Fresh!, training specialist Cognisco and Specialist Microwave Solutions which designs, manufactures and repairs microwave components for the defence and aerospace industry.
Meeting & Conferences
The Tech Park’s high quality meeting rooms and conference facilities are available to hire for all businesses across Milton Keynes, Bedford and the wider region.
The CIC includes two conference rooms, both able to seat up to 70 people for a seminar-style event or suitable for board meetings and networking events. Two meeting rooms are also available for smaller groups, each able to seat up to 12 people.
All rooms have wireless internet connections and audio visual equipment. Catering is available from the on-site cafe including buffet-style and formal lunches, drinks and refreshments.
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