A survey of 97 companies based at the facility reveals there are currently 161 collaborations between businesses located at the site, up from 113 in 2016
Firms based at Sci-Tech Daresbury has benefited to the tune of £17.3m due to the “collaborative culture” of the Liverpool city region campus.
A survey of 97 companies based at the facility reveals there are currently 161 collaborations between businesses located at the site, up from 113 in 2016, with more than half of them (54%) actively collaborating with each other.
Sci-Tech Daresbury is home to more than 130 companies including leading technology companies Hitachi High-Technologies Europe, Arcis Biotechnology, Valuechain, Robotik Technology, Mellanox Technologies and SoundChip.
More than 30 companies have located to the campus during the last 12 months, with a strong pipeline of new enquiries being received.
It was also revealed that 67% of companies based at the site are collaborating with a university or with the research council, campus partner Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The Universities of Liverpool and Manchester continue to represent the most prominent relationships.
Almost 80% of Daresbury companies are collaborating with at least one other organisation on the campus. More than half (54%) of them are utilising services and/or expertise from STFC, which is a significant increase from 41% in 2016.
This includes an increase in using laboratory and workshop space, and accessing expertise through the Hartree Centre.
Sci-Tech Daresbury is a private-public joint venture partnership between developer Langtree, STFC and Halton Council.
John Downes, group managing director of Langtree and chairman of the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture company, said: “From the very beginning we have been creating the conditions in which collaboration and therefore innovation and entrepreneurialism can thrive.
“Collaboration is central to our ambitions for Sci-Tech Daresbury, because it unlocks growth and has significant economic impact, and this culture plays a key part in our appeal to businesses looking to base their operations at the campus.”