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28 Sep 2015

Loughborough University's Advanced Technology Innovation Centre welcomes new tenants

A key handover event to mark the opening of Loughborough University’s Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC) and welcome its new tenants took place last week.

ATIC is the latest addition to Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP).

The new build, which is now 62% occupied, offers flexible office and lab space for growing businesses and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It has the backing of Leicestershire County Council, Charnwood Borough Council, and Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). LUSEP’s expansion is also supported by the Leicester and Leicestershire City Deal, and is a key part of Leicestershire’s new Enterprise Zone bid.

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise, Tracy Bhamra, and Council leaders Nick Rushton and David Slater presented keys to new ATIC tenants Paul Ince of software design company Xeidos and Steve Metcalf on behalf of Nemaura Pharma.

Following the key handover event, Andrew Bowler, Manager of ATIC, took the visitors on a guided tour of the building to see first-hand its exciting potential as a base for external partners and also take a look at the range of fully serviced, high specification rent-a-desk areas, offices and studios available.

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise, Tracy Bhamra, said: “We’re delighted with the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre, it’s a great addition to the Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks. We’re looking forward to our tenants settling into their new offices and see this as the first of many exciting ventures to come for LUSEP.”

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Article reference number: September News

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.