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Harwell Sets New Strategy to Place it at the Centre of Global Innovation

16 February 2018

A brand new strategy aimed at improving the productivity of the UK economy and the skills of its workforce has been launched by Harwell Campus.

The vision also sets out plans to stimulate high-tech business growth and support UK and international research and innovation. It was unveiled at the European Space Agency’s UK Headquarters which is located on the Harwell campus.

Harwell employs 6,000 people across 250 public, private and academic organisations and already contributes hugely to the government’s industrial strategy.

£264 million was invested in the campus by the government in 2017 alone, for a new Faraday Institution (£65 million), the Rosalind Franklin Institute (£100 million) and National Satellite Testing Facility (£99 million).

Future plans which form part of the ambitious strategy include over four million square feet of additional office, laboratory and high-tech manufacturing space across the 710 acres Campus to ensure growth continues to be supported.

Harwell Campus is a joint venture between Oxford Developments Ltd, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

More information about the new strategy can be found on the Harwell Campus website.

Last updated: 16 February 2018


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