Business Minister officially opens Advanced Technology Innovation Centre
Business Minister, Anna Soubry, officially opened the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC) today. She was joined by senior representatives of Charnwood Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership, all key partners in the expansion of Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP).
ATIC offers flexible office and lab space for growing businesses and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Since opening last month, ATIC has attracted a constant stream of technology-focused start-ups and SMEs from Leicestershire and the wider midlands region. It is already 65% occupied.
The Ministerial visit to ATIC coincides with the launch of the inaugural Leicester Business Festival. Anna Soubry said: “I was delighted to visit the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre at Loughborough University and see first-hand how the facilities are helping small firms to grow and innovate. Leicestershire is a vital component in the Midlands engine for growth and that is why we are backing plans to boost investment and create more jobs for people in the area.”
On Thursday 5 November, an Open House event gives prospective companies the opportunity to view ATIC’s first-rate facilities and meet its dedicated management team. Guests will also be able find out about the many businesses based there, who benefit from working in partnership to boost productivity. LUSEP companies benefit from access to the University’s research base, graduate supply, conference, library and sports facilities.
ATIC Open House is free to attend and runs from 10:30am – 4pm, with light refreshments provided. For more information, please click here.