Research campuses and clusters

Our research campuses and clusters create dynamic ecosystems that drive collaboration, innovation and research translation. They help drive scientific discovery, technological advancement and economic prosperity.

BBSRC research and innovation campuses

The five Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) research and innovation campuses build research and innovation ecosystems centred around areas of research and innovation excellence. Each campus has:

  • a different bioscience focus area
  • unique flagship facilities
  • a diverse range of support, such as accelerator programmes

Find out more about BBSRC’s Research and Innovation Campuses.

STFC campuses

Together with partners from the public and private sector, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has built exciting ecosystems adjacent to its national laboratories that enable and facilitate innovation, increase productivity and grow businesses.

Each campus is home to hundreds of like-minded businesses and scientists, providing an environment that fosters and inspires collaboration and connectivity in a truly unique way.

Explore Harwell Campus.

Explore Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus.

STFC industrial clusters

STFC builds thriving and collaborative sector communities in places where there is a critical mass of knowledge and activity. STFC’s dedicated Cluster Managers connect innovators into a wide network of public and private sector partners and unique research infrastructure, enabling disruptive innovation to flourish.

Find out more about STFC’s clusters in health, space, energy, digital and quantum research.

NERC environmental research innovation centres

Businesses and researchers can access innovation and collaboration opportunities delivered by research centres and strategic delivery partners supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). These include:

  • British Antarctic Survey’s Aurora Innovation Centre, which offers collaboration space and helps build partnerships with individuals, academics and businesses interested in environment and polar research
  • National Oceanography Centre’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, which hosts a community of innovative companies developing technology to aid and advance oceanographic research
  • The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, which collaborates with businesses and helps commercialise ecology and hydrology research
  • The British Geological Survey’s business development team, which collaborates with businesses and helps commercialise geological research

Last updated: 23 January 2024

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