Firstly, no, we're not a factory

We're an ideas facilitator.

We provide specialist facilities for innovation companies in our regionally diverse portfolio of science parks. As custodians of these parks we aim to help you thrive by taking the hassle out of real estate. Ultimately, if you're successful then so are we.

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Knowledge Factory in a nutshell
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Fostering collaboration: the Pioneer Society

Collaboration is at the heart of science and R&D. We recognise this, which is why we go out of our way to support and foster it, by providing new HUB facilities, collaboration spaces, and starting a new society.
The Pioneer Society is for scientists, innovators, explorers, entrepreneurs, students and technologists, providing a forum to collaborate and share ideas, whether you are located at one of our parks or not.

Our investment in new facilities and the Pioneer Society is testament to our belief and commitment to fostering collaboration within our community.

More time for science

We recognise that a ‘one size fits all’ approach does not apply to everything we do. Flexibility is the key and something we always profess, with the overarching goal of taking the hassle out of real estate. This feeds through into everything we do, from providing safety glasses and ensuring the safe disposal of chemicals to using the latest technology that enables you to book meeting rooms online, and everything in between.

We also strive for value for money by using our energetic and demanding procurement approach. This means you can be confident that services are procured as cost effectively and efficiently as possible. For our occupiers and partners we also strive for fairness, meaning you only pay for the services you use, all wrapped in our transparent approach. After all, transparency leads to trust, so that both parties meet their goals.

Assisting business growth

We recognise how hard it is to secure business investment and we're here to make it potentially a little easier. As an occupier of one of our parks, we can offer investment into your business to fund your growth We may not be specialists in your field, but we do have a breadth and depth of knowledge across many sectors, and are straightforward to deal with. Our area of investment focus is across the innovation space, on companies that have a high level of domain knowledge and a strong ambition to succeed.

Edinburgh Technopole
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Edinburgh Technopole

Management Suite, Bush House, Edinburgh
Technopole, Milton Bridge, EH26 0BB, United Kingdom

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Wilton Cetre | Teesside
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Wilton Cetre | Teesside

Wilton Centre Redcar Cleveland TS10 4RF

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Hexagon Tower | Manchester
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Hexagon Tower | Manchester

1 Marsden Street, Manchester M2 1HW

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Kent Science Park | Sittingboune
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Kent Science Park | Sittingboune

Management Suite, Popjak Road, Kent Science Park, ME9 8PS

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Langstone Park
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Langstone Park

Langstone Rd, Havant PO9 1SA

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Colworth Science Park
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Colworth Science Park

Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LQ

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The UK contributes 30 % of all European intellectual property.

The UK contributes 30 % of all European intellectual property.

The UK's total annual investment in intellectual property rights (patents, designs, trademarks and copyrights) is vast, totalling more than 4 % of our gross domestic product. In 2014, firms in the UK invested an estimated £133 billion in knowledge assets, compared to £121 billion in tangible assets.

The Knowledge Factory's aim is to help support UK innovation by creating a national collaboration network, by interconnecting geographically diverse areas with shared interests through events and the latest technology, while providing the support and infrastructure for innovative ideas to flourish.

Our parks have over 200 occupiers across a range of 25 innovative industries

Our parks have over 200 occupiers across a range of 25 innovative industries

We host an eclectic mix of companies up and down the UK. Knowledge Factory membership allows tenants to locate in clusters of excellence, while being able to connect and exchange ideas with other companies across the UK with similar interests th at may be able to provide the key to overcoming your challenges.