Status and Role of the NI Science

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Status and Role of the NI Science
Park in the NI Economy


Norman Apsley

CEO NISP

Meeting Supported by


RA Information Systems



NI Science Park 2012

10 years of innovation in NI


Prof Norman Apsley OBE FREng
FInstP FIAE

Chief Executive, Northern Ireland
Science Park






What is a Science Park?


A Science Park is integral to a Knowledge
Economy.


A Knowledge Economy is one in which the
core is tertiary
-
educated* people, rich with
knowledge, who turn that knowledge into
business.


* degree equivalent or higher

What is needed for a
Knowledge
-
Based Economy*?


Knowledge
(Research & IP)


Risk Capital
(all stages, Angels to IPO)


Well coupled business professionals
(accountants, bankers, lawyers)


Independent Facilitators
(“Boundary
Spanners”)

* Economic consensus e.g. Michael Kitson Cambridge
University, Mary Walshok VP University of California
-
San Diego

NI Science Park 2012

outcomes to date


Adding £80m+ pa gross GVA by playing
host to ~2000 staff in 115 companies,
250,000 sq ft;


Facilitating ~£10m risk capital pa;


Mobilising 1000 business volunteers & 110
Business Angels to help 800 new starts;


Refreshing NI companies with ideas; &


Showcasing to 100+ School visits &
60,000 Visitors pa.


Shipyard


Titanic Quarter

Dereliction to
Knowledge
Economy


NI Science Park 2012

Car Parking

Concourse I

Concourse II

ECIT

Concourse III

PierPont Plaza

Titanic Dock Pump
-
House

Innovation Centre

White Star House

Legacy, opened 2004

opened 2006

opened 2003

Concourse I & II opened 2008 & 2012

ECIT Queen’s University

NW Regional Science Park

Derry
-
Letterkenny

First spoke to NISP

Fort George Knowledge Hub

Ground Floor : 4 Storey Option

Where next?

Knowledge Economy Targets



How are we doing it?



Simultaneously, NI Science Park offers:


agile, connected workspace on flexible but
commercial terms, with easy entry:


NISP CONNECT and the NISP Trust:


Halo & Digital NI 2020:


A network that pervades NI business,
education, academic and government
society.





NISP offers clarity of engagement

PROPERTY

£ for rent facility //

flexible terms

NO GRANTS

EDUCATION/NETWORKING

NISP CONNECT

pro
-
bono
//unconditional

MONEY £$

Halo// Venture Forum

training/investor introductions

Wantrepreneur


programmes


Independent Research


NI Knowledge Economy Index (the ‘
where we are now’
report)


Support* to Dept of Enterprise Trade & Investment (MATRIX:
NI’s Science
-
Industry panel with links to Technology Strategy
Board & EU)


Education//networking


SpringBoard, Frameworks, £25K Awards


Enterprise Forum, Frontiers in STEM, IP exchange


US
-
NI Mentorship programme, Generation
-
Innovation, Xmas
Lecture


Investor Readiness & Access to £/$


Entrepreneur In Residence /Springboard, Halo*, VC Forum


*=Affiliated


110+ (paying) angels


4 self
-
financing syndicates


Over £4m invested since 2009, 31 deals


average £140k, 3 deals over £500k, 1 in 5
companies who pitch are funded


Strike rate now >£2m pa


BBAA Angel Network of the Year 2010


Feedback excellent.


Partnership with
Inter
Trade
Ireland

and
Invest NI.



Mission
-

Proactively to exploit Northern Ireland’s Digital platform


To maximise economic growth,


To improve quality of life and social uplift.



Vision


By 2020 NI a Preferred Destination for Digital Economy Investment



Initiatives:


Digital infrastructure extension e.g. fibred business parks, digital media
production facilities, web service data centres, digital hub incubation centres,


Sub
-
Regional support to digital and non
-
digital SME sector,


Support to Government initiatives (C2K, SuperConnected Belfast, Digital
Derry, Digital Causeway, Connected Health, GCloud, …)



Status: Northern Ireland now leads the UK field in availability of superfast access
across the region. Focus is now on business and citizen engagement, to get them
connected and benefitting fully from the digital dividend.



Steering Board with wide industry, sector and regional membership.

DNI2020 Collaborative Network Programme



Supported by Invest Northern Ireland Collaborative Network Programme

Other Collaborative Networks
based in NI Science Park


Glantek


A collaboration of companies, dedicated to the development and
marketing of clean technology products and processes.


Focus is on providing practical solutions which help our
customers reduce their carbon footprint.


NI Polymer Association


The Northern Ireland Polymers Association aims to promote and
support a network that encourages the innovation, training,
sustainable development and profitable growth of the plastics
industry in Northern Ireland.

Research links (1)

QUB ECIT/ CSIT

UK Centre for Secure IT


Comms & Secure IT
pervades NI economy


Financial Software


CITI, NYSE Technology
etc.


Advanced manufacturing


Bombardier, Wrightbus,
Thales, Caterpillar,
Terex etc


Computers & Telecomms


Nortel, IBM, CSR, HP etc

Research links (2)

QUB
-
UU
-
Bombardier+ NI

Advanced Composite Centre


Composite manufacturing
prevades NI economy


Aerospace


Bombardier, Thales, BASE


BE Aerospace


Transport


Wrightbus, Salamander,
Creative Composites


Research groups in
medical devices.


Growing importance to NI
economy


Norbrook,Randox,
Heartscape
,

HeartSine
Technology
,

Intelesens

and
SiSaf

.

Research links (3)

NIBEC
-

the Nanotechnology and BioEngineering
Centre

Other networks


Matrix NI Science Industry Panel


Business


CBI, IOD, NI Chambers of Commerce, FSB


Education


STEM in business initiatives


Association of Science Education NI


Odyssey Trust and W5 (NI’s principle Science
enrichment project)


Learned Societies, RAE, IOP, RSC, IET, IAE

Markets for products and services

Households

Resources: people, ideas, science,
entrepreneurship

Businesses &

Organisations

NISP has earned a place in NI economy

Infrastructure

& private Services

Government

& Public Services

Education &
Research

Finance & Business

Professionals

NISP

Summary


Despite its small size, in ten years NI
Science Park Foundation has become a
vital part of the NI Economic Ecosystem


During the next ten years it aims to
champion open innovation to play its part
in internationalising the NI Economy.