On the 20th February, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, paid a visit to Bristol & Bath Science Park. Stirling’s R&D Manager, Dr. Simon Hancock was invited to attend the MPs visit based on Stirling’s growing green technology credentials. A variety of other businesses from the region were also in attendance including: Hieta, Cubik Innovation, National Composites Centre (HMV Catapult Centre), DNV GL Garrad Hassan, JustOne Database, Altair Product Design, Bristol Blue Green, Clean Energy Prospector, Your Group, North Bristol Suscom, Low Carbon South West and Bristol 2015.
The Science Park, which opened in 2011, is based in Bristol’s Emersons Green and is a hub for new hi-tech firms to bring technology ideas from the laboratory to the market, and has become the blueprint for the sustainable commercial spaces of the future. On his visit, Mr Alexander commented: “The success of these businesses at the Bristol and 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. That’s why this government has supported Bristol with £7m for the Green Capital 2015, as well providing the aerospace and battery prize funding that I’m announcing at the Science Park today.”
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