Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, RoCRE, part of the historic, world-renowned Rothamsted Research campus in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, has joined the United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA). UKSPA represents over 130 science, technology and innovation parks in the UK, encompassing well over 4000 companies, and exists to represent innovative knowledge-based environments.
Nicole Sadd, Executive Director of RoCRE comments on the importance of being part of UKSPA: “It’s vital that the innovation centres we build here at RoCRE are fit for purpose and we’re looking forward to building many fruitful relationships with other like-minded parks and organisations. Being part of UKSPA will help us ensure that RoCRE is not only firmly on the map in terms of our state-of-the-art facilities and offering as a centre for innovation and collaboration, but will also help us build a network of relationships across the UK with other parks, to share ideas and best practice. Connecting with these businesses will cement our position in UK innovation culture. Of course, we also want to look at how we can continually keep up with and exceed the competition!”
“UKSPA are delighted to welcome RoCRE on board” says Jim Duvall, Executive Director of UKSPA. “Our work to promote the UK’s Science and Innovation sector is greatly enhanced by the scale and growth of our membership and RoCRE are an important addition to our Association. UKSPA’s mission is also to help deliver the ambitious plans that RoCRE has to expand their capacity to deliver even greater impact in the future.”
Notes to Editors
Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, RoCRE, part of the historic, world-renowned Rothamsted Research campus in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, is a unique hub focused on promoting collaboration and innovation by partnering with commercial agricultural technology businesses and opening up the research process. It supports agritech start-ups, spin-out companies, growing SMEs and more mature businesses by offering office and lab space and business support services. Alongside that, RoCRE also offers state-of-the-art conferencing and meeting facilities as well as the stunning Grade 1 listed Rothamsted Manor, for exclusive private hire, for special events, VIP drinks, dinners and parties.