The Innovation Gateway is a high-quality incubator space for life-science companies at the heart of The London Cancer Hub in Sutton, south London.
It offers companies an exciting opportunity to work closely and side by side with scientists and clinicians at The Institute of Cancer Research, London – including at its new, state-of-the-art Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery next door.
The Innovation Gateway will be ready for companies to start to move into in late 2021. It will include high-quality laboratory, office and collaboration space for a range of innovative companies working in areas of the life sciences related to cancer, of which around 3,500 sq ft will be lab space.
At the Innovation Gateway, there will be a particular emphasis on accommodating start-ups, spin-outs and small teams from the biotech, medtech, data science and pharmaceutical industries. Companies at the Innovation Gateway will have the chance to share knowledge and develop collaborations with other companies within the Innovation Gateway and across The London Cancer Hub more widely.
The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is among the world’s top 10 universities in several measures of collaboration with industry, including the proportion of papers published with industry, and the number of publications cited in patent applications. It has around 100 current collaborations with commercial partners and has discovered 20 drug candidates since 2005, of which 11 have reached clinical trials in collaboration with industry.
As well as modern new facilities – including up to seven category-2 laboratories – there will also be the potential for tenant companies at the Innovation Gateway to access existing scientific facilities at the ICR, plus catering services and communal areas.
There are opportunities for companies at the Innovation Gateway to work directly with ICR researchers in a range of areas including drug discovery and development, immuno-oncology, Big Data and AI, microscopy, imaging and medical physics. Most importantly, the Innovation Gateway aims to drive forward the development of new treatments and technologies that will benefit cancer patients.
Contact Andy Carr, Business Development Manager at the ICR, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07718 490707.
About The London Cancer Hub
The London Cancer Hub is a life-science district in Sutton, south London. Ambitious in scale and scope, it aims to become the world’s leading centre for cancer research, treatment, education and enterprise and once complete is projected to contribute around £1.2 billion per year to the UK economy and create 7,000 jobs.
The London Cancer Hub is also a major regeneration project, with the total cost of investment due to reach £1 billion.
Led jointly by the London Borough of Sutton and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, with the support of The Royal Marsden and the Mayor of London, the London Cancer Hub represents a UK-leading partnership between the university sector, local government, the private sector and the NHS to deliver local and national economic benefits, new infrastructure and large numbers of new jobs.
The Innovation Gateway represents the first opportunity for companies to work directly with scientists and clinicians from a base on site at The London Cancer Hub.
Work has begun to create a new Innovation Gateway – a high-quality incubator space for life-science companies – at the heart of The London Cancer Hub in Sutton, South London. The creation of the Innovation Gateway is a significant step in realising the vision...
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