To the businesses based at our UK campuses, we are a cheerleader, a critical friend and a collaborator – so much more than a life science and business incubator.
Our approach is holistic. Built upon a genuine understanding of the realities of starting a new business (with five science parks across the UK – we’ve been there a few times ourselves) to create the right environment for businesses with ambition.
We invest in creating the best environment so our companies can focus on the nitty gritty.
The cluster effect of BioCity builds large communities of people, creating opportunities not typically available to start-ups and small businesses. Even the smallest firms can be part of, and do, something big.
We put our companies centre stage with shared press opportunities, pitching, exhibiting and speaking engagements with industry partners.
Attracting and keeping hold of talented staff is made easier thanks to quality perks like in-house coffee shops, exercise classes, social events and discounts at local gyms and restaurants.
Over a twelve-year period, companies based at BioCity Nottingham had a 91% survival rate, incomparable with the average survival rate of not just start-up businesses, but those based at other science parks and life science incubators.
These companies not only survive, they flourish and receive headline grabbing exits, which for BioCity-based companies means profitable buyouts, mergers and acquisitions.
These successes are also felt outside the lab. Regions surrounding these ever-increasingly successful clusters benefit from their positive socio-economic impact; university talent remains, new jobs are created and inward investment follows.
Entrepreneurs are not ‘an Everyman’, they work with a determination, a drive, an endless energy and commitment to turn a great idea into reality…
At its inception, BioCity was labelled a ‘white elephant’. In 2003 the concept of 360° support available within a self-contained campus was unheard of. A small team of dedicated people fought hard to turn that great idea into reality, a reality which is now replicated throughout the UK. But we’re not finished yet.
We continue to work tirelessly for our companies, our industry and our geographic communities, watching them grow and succeed.
Behind every door is someone trying to make something happen, something that has the potential to revolutionise healthcare. Our job is to do all we can to help them and to make sure it happens….
BIOCITY MEMBERS AND COUNTING
COMPANIES BASED AT BIOCITY
PERCENT SURVIVAL RATE*
SITES ACROSS THE COUNTRY
*Relates only to BioCity Nottingham’s first 13 years
Our firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, Adamson Jones, was only a few years old when we moved to BioCity Nottingham in 2004, following a recommendation from one of our clients, who was a tenant at the time. BioCity Nottingham has since provided us with the ideal environment for our firm, as we have expanded and matured as a business, always offering accommodation and services that have adapted to our changing needs. A key draw for us has also been the active scientific community that BioCity Nottingham has fostered, a community that has innovation and entrepreneurship at its heart. Thoroughly recommended.
There is no way I would have got this far without the help, support and mentoring that you and your team have provided and continue to provide at MediCity. This time last year, I thought the mirror was dead in the water. However, the fact that you were, and are, enthusiastic as opposed to dismissive, has rekindled my belief.
Charnwood Molecular were looking for additional laboratory space at short notice due to an unprecedented demand for its services and with little opportunity to expand its Loughborough laboratories. Biocity Nottingham provided the perfect solution by allowing us to take space at short notice. This combined with the flexibility to vacate with a fairly short notice period and the rental of scientific equipment from BioCity Scotland enabled us to expand our operation without too much disturbance and with minimal risk to the business.
As scientists with little business exposure, the thought of turning a concept into a business was a daunting thought. The business support at BioCity is designed to improve business thinking, strategy and success, whilst also providing peer support. Thanks to this support, our decision to become BioCity tenants 18 months ago was and continues to be an excellent decision