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Harwell Science and Innovation Campus


Key sectors

Engineering / Advanced Engineering Healthcare Life Sciences & Biotech Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Communications

The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus offers facilities, support and infrastructure to scale and promote science, innovation and collaboration. It is a unique collaboration between government, academia and industry including publicly funded scientific infrastructure, innovative private sector organisations and teams from 30 UK universities. Harwell clusters in the Space, Energy, Health and from 2022 Quantum sectors offer scaling businesses access to a diverse network of 200+ organisations, where research, innovation and commercial know-how are fuelled by around £3 billion of public investment. Each cluster offers networking events and activities, as well as informal sharing of ideas and opportunities across organisations. Additional business support includes funding, technical partnerships, sector expertise and access to laboratories and accommodation. Additional guidance and support is available through the Harwell’s start-up incubator programme, an accelerator initiative and the Proof of Concept grant programme funded by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

  • The Proof of Concept grant programme is providing grant funding at a total of £250k with up to £30k per project being awarded to support and accelerate innovative multidisciplinary collaborations across the three clusters at Harwell: HealthTec, Space and EnergyTec. Funding is targeted at collaborative research and development, with a multidisciplinary remit that encourages industry to engage with other organisations in short term innovative projects.

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus website