Businesses at The University of Wolverhampton Science Park will be showcasing their services as part of an expo later this month.

The open invite event aims to allow visitors to come and learn more about the broad range of business services offered at the park.

Since it was established in October 1995, the Science Park has become the home for around 100 businesses working in a broad range of technological and creative disciplines including software development, environmental management, engineering design and consultancy, photography and videography, graphics, website design, water technology, DNA analysis, training and education, , healthcare and business support services.

The Science Park consists of the Technology Centre, Creative Industries Centre and Development Centre and the most recent addition, The Science Centre, providing over 12,000 square metres of lettable space on site.

The expo is taking place in the park’s Technology Centre on Wednesday October 24 2018. It will start with a networking breakfast and visitors will have a chance to speak to a range of tenant businesses.

Nigel Babb, University of Wolverhampton Science Park Director, said: “We have a fabulous community at the Science Park and we’re really looking forward to everyone coming together to showcase the wide variety of services both the Science Park and the tenants can offer.

“This is a great opportunity for people to find out more about the Science Park and some of the individual tenants which operate from it as well as a chance to network and take in some useful workshops.

“Following that we’ll have the official launch of the Science Centre which we’ll celebrate with our tenants and give people the chance to look around the centre themselves.”

There will also be representation from the University’s business support services including conferencing & meeting facilities, business support and funding, Apprenticeship Hub, Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills, graduate recruitment services, start-up schemes and the Black Country Growth Hub.

Workshops will be running between 9am and 10am on topics including how to film videos for your business on your phone, how tenders can help your business and the challenges of cyber security threats. Places are limited so delegates will have to book in advance.

Following the expo there will be an official launch of the new Science Centre at 10:45am. 

The running order for the day will be:

8:30-10:30 Registration & Expo – Networking Breakfast served throughout.

09:00-10:00 Choice of Workshops (pre-booking required)

10:30-10:45 Expo finishes and delegates move to the Science Centre

10:45-11:15 Official Opening of Science Centre 

11:15-12:00 Tour of Science Centre facilities and network with new tenants

For more information or to book on the event here

About the University of Wolverhampton

• The latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey placed the University second in the UK for employability, with 96% of graduates securing work or further study six months after graduating.

• Overall 83% of students reported they were satisfied in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016.

• The institution’s excellent teaching and learning provision spans sciences, creative and performing arts, education, business and management, health and wellbeing, engineering and technology, law and social sciences. 

• In the last round of assessment for research excellence in the UK, Wolverhampton was ranked at its highest ever level, with each member of staff and subject area evaluated by the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) recognised as having world-leading elements.

• Based at campuses in Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford, education centres in Stafford and Burton and business solutions centres in Wolverhampton, Telford and Hereford, the University has over 23,000 students and 2,400 staff. 

• The University of Wolverhampton Science Park is home to tenant businesses and supports growth of the regional economy by encouraging start-up companies and helping to develop innovative companies.

• The University welcomes students from around the world and has regional offices in Malaysia, Oman, India, Nigeria, China and South Africa. Courses are also delivered with global partners in China, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Myanmar, Oman, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

• It is investing £250 million over the next five years as part of the Our Vision, Your Opportunity programme. The ambitious plans to invest in education, training and economic growth include the £25 million Rosalind Franklin Science Building, the new £18 million Lord Swraj Paul business school building and the £100 million Springfield Campus, creating an international hub for construction excellence. 

Submitted on 15/10/2018