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Sci-Tech Darebury

Business sector:

Incubator & Accelerator

Daresbury Innovation Centre
Keckwick Lane


01925 607 002


Sci-Tech Daresbury (formerly Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus) is a world class location for high-tech business and leading edge science. It provides a unique environment for innovation and business growth, with knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking. Home to the ground-breaking Daresbury Laboratory and the Cockcroft Institute as well as 100 high-tech companies, its stakeholders are the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Halton Borough Council and the Langtree group.

"You have got a brilliant collaboration here of government-sponsored science, university-sponsored science, defence-industry science, health science, but also a thriving private sector…... ……. Here is a successful model, here is great collaboration between scientists and businesses, here is something to build on and an Enterprise Zone can make Daresbury even more successful in the future than it has been today." The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister, August 2011 Connection for high-tech companies into the “Daresbury Network”

Some of the business benefits of connecting with the Daresbury Network could include:

  • Opportunity to access relevant business facilities on Campus. This would include not only business accommodation in terms of Daresbury Innovation Centre and Vanguard House, but also technical facilities on Campus such as the ITAC Laboratory and the, Engineering Technology Centre.
  • Opportunity to access relevant specialist technical expertise through the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Virtual Engineering Centre and the Cockcroft Institute, or via STFC, into the wider UK university network.
  • Opportunity to establish strategic links, where relevant, with blue chip companies that are existing strategic partners with Sci-Tech Daresbury
  • Opportunity to attend the range of networking and information/promotional events at Sci-Tech Daresbury that are focused on high-tech SME businesses.