York Science Park

York Science Park

Innovation Centre
Innovation Way
Heslington, York
YO10 5DG


2016 marks the 25th Anniversary of the incorporation of York Science Park, and we have spent the last 25 years building a reputation as a home to genuine innovation. We continue to support start-ups, and SMEs by providing them with the ideal environment to help nurture their business.

Through the provision of purpose built, fully serviced office and laboratory space, with direct links to the University of York, we support residents working on the very cutting edge of a huge range of fields, including; Agri-Tech, App Development, Bio Renewables, Coaching, Compliance, Computer Programming, Construction Planning and Consultancy, Data Mining and Management, Digital Content Production, Design, Education, Environmental Research, Financial Strategy, Food Research, Game Development, Healthcare Technologies, Law and Intellectual Property, Medical Innovation, Product Design and Development, Software Development, Medical Testing, Tech Security, Telecoms, TV Programming and Production, Web Design and Medical Technology.

Successfully supporting over 400 companies is testament to the excellent service our dedicated team provide, connecting residents to the right people, and helping signpost their journey to success.

Buildings at York Science Park:

  • The Innovation Centre
  • The Bio Centre
  • The IT Centre
  • The Catalyst
  • Enterprise House

The reasons for choosing York Science Park are varied but the common thread is the premier location, excellent transport links, dedicated business support services and strong bond to the University.

Facilities and Services:

  • All-inclusive, flexible, short-term rental agreements at competitive rates
  • 24/7 access
  • High quality broadband access (up to 1GB) with ICT Active accreditation
  • Free onsite parking
  • ACDP Cat 2 laboratories with the ability to convert to Cat 3
  • A dedicated Customer Service team
  • Free PR service for residents
  • Direct links to the University of York – offering the  advantage of technology and knowledge transfer, and access to equipment and library facilities
  • Wide range of conference and meeting rooms at discounted rates with video conferencing
  • Park Central – café bistro and networking zone with free wi-fi
  • Shared laboratory facilities
  • Virtual Offices, flexible Co-working and Hot Desk facilities
  • Access to business support including Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, York Professionals, Federation of Small Businesses, Leeds City Region and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • Links to the White Rose University Consortium, N8 Research Partnership, Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York
  • On-site management and dedicated team with ISO 9001 and Customer First accreditation, and Investor’s in People Silver Award


Home to Innovation

Residents gain access to cutting edge research facilities at the University of York, including the most comprehensive suite of bioscience laboratories in the North of England with a Biorenewables Development Centre, the UK’s premier Plasma Research Centre, and a Nanocentre hosting one of the world’s most powerful microscopes.

Companies can also benefit from innovative collaborations with University departments such as Computer Science, Electronics, Biology and Mathematics and the York Robotics Labs. The University also offers state of the art film and production facilities at the Department of Theatre, Film and TV.. Just as valuable, companies can access top quality students and graduates through internship schemes, placements and direct recruitment.

The University’s Research and Enterprise Directorate, based at York Science Park, has a dedicated team to assist those wishing to access the expertise and facilities of the University of York. They also support collaborative research, provide professional development and training, contract research, research funding and consultancy opportunities.

Conference & Meeting Room Facilities

We offer a full range of conference and meeting services across our 14 meeting rooms, designed to suit a variety of events from small interviews, to conferences for up to 60 people.

We also offer an excellent range of the very latest equipment, including video conferencing facilities to accommodate long distance meetings.

York – The City

Ideally located, in the heart of the UK, York is only two hours from London by train, and 90 minutes from Manchester airport, making it the perfect position for businesses looking to establish a strong regional, national or international presence. As one of the most digitally connected cities in Europe, it’s already home to a bustling cosmopolitan mix of businesses, and ready for more!

York offers a highly experienced workforce, with a working age population that has one of the highest skill levels in the country. It is recognised as having the strongest economy in the North of England, and is also the innovation and knowledge hub of the Leeds City Region, which itself generates 4% of the UK’s economic growth.

Local Specialities

York has built an international reputation for science, technology and innovation thanks to our recent designation as a UNESCO City of Media Arts, the formation of the city’s first Guild of Media Arts, and culmination of the ambitious ultra-fast broadband plan.

The city is not just home to internationally competitive industry but has a burgeoning research capability that includes world class expertise in biosciences, healthcare and medical research, biorenewables, environmental  research, IT and creative/digital technologies.

Young dynamic companies, including many based at York Science Park, sit alongside global research giants such as Smith & Nephew, The Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), GHD (Gutteridge Haskins and Davey Ltd, an Australian engineering and architectural services company) and Nestle.

There are over 130 companies located on York Science Park – here is an overview of the variety:

Aptamer Groupwww.aptamergroup.co.uk The Aptamer Group of companies focuses on the development of nucleic acid aptamers.

Biorenewables Development Centrewww.biorenewables.org BDC is a not-for-profit company that helps businesses develop ways to convert plants, microbes and biowastes into profitable biorenewable products.

GameSparkswww.gamesparks.com A B2B SaaS solution provider to mobile game developers helping to reduce the overall cost of game development, increase player retention and improve monetisation of games post launch

GLIWA www.gliwa.com UK office for a German company offering products and services for the development of embedded timing software in the transportation sector.

IIC Technologies www.iictechnologies.com Offers solutions and services for the acquisition, management, integration and dissemination of geospatial data to both academia and industry.

INFAI (UK) Ltdwww.infai.co.uk The UK subsidiary of a German company involved in research and diagnostics in gastroenterology, metabolic diseases and cancer.

Merisis Technology Ltdwww.merisis.com Merisis is an IT solutions developing web applications, dashboard applications and mobile apps for a variety of industries.

NNFCCwww.nnfcc.co.uk NNFCC is a leading international consultancy with expertise on the conversion of biomass to bioenergy, biofuels and biobased products.

Pharmeritwww.pharmerit.com Conducts worldwide research in the field of health economics and outcomes research that helps define, build and communicate a product’s clinical, humanistic and economic value.

Pikselwww.piksel.com Creates and manages OTT video monetisation solutions for some of the world’s leading media brands.

Terrington Data Management www.terringtondm.com Terrington provide mobile computing and software systems for managing asset integrity and reliability, proven to increase resource availability by up to 40% whilst demonstrating regulatory compliance.

Tissue Regenixwww.tissueregenix.com TRL is a regenerative medicine company focussed on the development of tissue scaffolds that can be used by surgeons to replace diseased or worn human body parts.

York Instruments www.york-instruments.co.uk York Instruments are specialists in magnetic measurements and their medical applications, monitoring biologically generated magnetic fields.

All our residents can be found in the “Our Resident” section of our website:  www.yorksciencepark.co.uk


Innovation Centre - York Science Park

The Innovation Centre is the perfect environment in which to launch and grow your business.

Combining specialist equipment, business support, office and administrative services, this vibrant business space is designed specifically to support and encourage the start-up and growth of knowledge-based companies of all sizes.

Residents benefit from direct access to the University of York’s Research and Innovation Office offering further support in helping businesses to grow. Our facilities include a secure on site data centre with internet hosting facilities, up to 1GB broadband on demand. 

If you’d like to know more about potential office space ring 01904 435100 or email enquiries@yorksciencepark.co.uk

Bio Centre - York Science Park

The Bio Centre is a dynamic facility for burgeoning biotechnology and healthcare start-ups and established companies looking to grow their organisation. We offer a range of fully flexible laboratory suites and adjoining offices along with great business support and development.

Companies in the Bio Centre have access to the University of York’s outstanding research and facilities in the fields of Bioscience, Biology and Chemistry and world leading knowledge. Being located in the Bio Centre also provides access to a network of around 130 organisations working in core biotechnology, bio-renewables, healthcare and environmental technology and the Hull York Medical School.

If you’d like to know more about potential office space ring 01904 435100 or email enquiries@yorksciencepark.co.uk

IT Centre - York Science Park

The IT Centre offers space specifically designed for IT and digital companies. Our facilities include a secure on site data centre with internet hosting facilities, up to 1GB broadband on demand and Cat 6 wiring throughout.

If you’d like to know more about potential office space ring 01904 435100 or email enquiries@yorksciencepark.co.uk

The Catalyst - York Science Park

The Catalyst is an exciting and dynamic, high specification, fully managed space specifically designed for the Creative, Media, IT and Digital sectors and is located on the University of York’s Heslington East campus, which is a  new facility.

Designed to support the growth and development of early stage companies, it is within easy walking distance of the University’s departments of Theatre, Film & TV, Computer Science, Law and Management, giving residents unique access to state of the art facilities and expertise.

If you’d like to know more about potential office space ring 01904 435100 or email enquiries@yorksciencepark.co.uk


Springboard - York Science Park

Springboard is York Science Park’s exciting, unique and vibrant space specifically designed to cater for the needs of very early stage businesses and entrepreneurs.  The aim is to provide a nurturing environment that stimulates creativity, and supports entrepreneurs to transform ideas into lucrative, sustainable businesses.

If you’d like to know more about potential office space ring 01904 435100 or email enquiries@yorksciencepark.co.uk


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