Science Vale UK companies star in new science and innovation video


Thu, 2018-03-15 15:37


Coming to a screen near you is an exciting new video promoting the ground breaking scientific research and development companies found across the Science Vale UK region and its enterprise zones. Cutting edge companies such as Reaction Engines and Tokamak Energy feature alongside award winning businesses like Blubel and Oxford Space Systems.







This informative video features local business leaders sharing their thoughts on the reasons why people and companies move here. As Steven Moss of Culham Science Centre tells us, the region has a totally “unique cluster of organisations, enterprises, places, facilities and people for science and technology in the UK.”



Nowhere else in the UK can you find such a dynamic community of people and businesses tackling the largest science and technology challenges of our age. Angus Horner of Harwell Campus Partnership summed up how important this region is when he said it’s “a rich environment for adding huge amounts of value into the UK economy, but also and, perhaps most importantly, improving the human condition.”



To watch the video visit http://sciencevale.com or see some of the excerpts on Twitter @ScienceValeUK. And if you’re as proud of working here as we are, make sure you share the links with all your friends, family and followers.



The video is part of the ‘BE in Science Vale UK’ promotion raising the profile of the region across the world to encourage innovative companies to move to our science parks and enterprise zones.



Produced by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, the video promotes the Science Vale UK region to an international science and technology business audience. It’s part of the strategy to deliver 15,000 new homes and 20,000 new jobs to the region by 2031.



For more information and images then please contact: Joy Kellaway: Marketing Lead Science Vale UK joy.kellaway@southandvale.gov.uk or call 01235 422467 (DD)



Notes to editors: Science Vale UK is a global hotspot for enterprise and innovation. The region contains two enterprise zones, at various locations including Milton Park, Harwell Campus and Didcot.



The enterprise zones attract world-class research, development and manufacturing in space, energy, pharmaceuticals and advanced engineering.



The enterprise zones cover 216 hectares of development opportunity and have superb connections with academia, research institutes and likeminded professionals. Qualifying businesses can save up to £55,000 a year on business rates for five years (maximum of £275,000) when they move into the zone.



The enterprise zones awarded by government in 2012 and 2016, will directly benefit the area and its residents through helping to create jobs, enhance services and build new infrastructure. The Business Rate Discount is a fully funded government scheme.



All the business rate increase is retained by the council for 25 years, provided it is spent on developing the enterprise zone including new infrastructure such as roads and bridges. More information on the Science Vale UK region can be found at http://sciencevale.com