The MIC, which is scheduled to open later this year, is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020, and offers flexible working space, offices, meeting rooms and conference facilities. Part of the Kent Medical Campus, it is aimed at businesses working in the life science, healthcare and medical sectors.
Membership of UKSPA, the only national association for science parks, innovation centres and technology incubators, is open to only the most specialist locations and companies demonstrating innovation in the sector.
It supports members by providing a collaborative community of professionals, sharing best practice, knowledge and advice. Maidstone Borough Council Leader, Cllr David Burton comments:
“The Maidstone Innovation Centre is a fantastic location designed to nurture start-ups and growing businesses making a real difference to people’s lives and bringing new job opportunities for our residents.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming an interesting mix of tenants, leading the way in their fields. As the Business Capital of Kent, Maidstone and the Innovation Centre can offer them the best in terms of connectivity, facilities, support and expertise.
“Being part of UKSPA will allow us to not only share MIC’s and our tenants’ knowledge and experiences, but also to learn from some of the best in the sector across the country.”
Kent Medical Campus’s letting agent, Bill MacLeod from Torrin Asset Management, added
“The Innovation Centre is the next step in establishing a robust medical & life science presents in Maidstone. With the help of UKSPA, we hope to widen the exposure & attract more occupiers to this wonderful Campus.”
UKSPA Executive Director Jim Duvall, adds:
“We are delighted to welcome Maidstone Innovation Centre into UKSPA’s national community of innovation locations. Collaboration lies at the heart of the innovation sector and we look forward to supporting MIC’s mission as they develop the knowledge intensive businesses that will create sustainable jobs in the future.”
To find out more about the Maidstone Innovation Centre or enquire about leasing office space visit www.maidstoneinnovationcentre.co.uk