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Harwell Science and Innovation Campus Awarded ‘Life Sciences Opportunity Zone’ For Pioneering Work and Thriving Ecosystem

The Office for Life Sciences announces Harwell as one of six new designated Zones in the UK - the only one in Oxfordshire/ Thames Valley

Thursday 20th February, Harwell, Oxfordshire: Announced today by the Office for Life Sciences, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus has been designated as a Life Sciences Opportunity Zone, which is awarded for a 10-year period. Harwell, already a world-renowned science and technology campus, is now one of only seven locations in the UK [six announced today], and the only one in Oxfordshire / Thames Valley, to hold the title. With this status secured, Harwell’s Life Sciences capabilities will continue to grow as the announcement further underscores the role of the Campus as a national hub for health and Life Sciences research, and a launch platform for companies looking to grow in the UK.

Introduced in 2016, through the  Life Sciences Sector Deal, the Government has created a small number of specially designated ‘Zones’ in the UK with the purpose of promoting UK Life Sciences capabilities.  The Government will work with Harwell Campus to attract inward and foreign investment, establish trade agreements and promote the Campus as a world-leading location for companies to establish themselves. 

The news comes as Harwell, a 700-acre Campus home to 6,000 people across ~200 organisations [with 30 universities represented onsite], announces the new figures for its HealthTec Cluster. Now with 58 organisations, collectively employing 1,250 people, the Harwell HealthTec Cluster unites government and academic research organisations wit…

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Harwell Science and Innovation Campus Awarded ‘Life Sciences Opportunity Zone’ For Pioneering Work and Thriving Ecosystem

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