Birmingham Science Park Aston was founded in 1982 and as such is the UK’s third oldest science park. Located in its urban location within central Birmingham, it offers 250,0000 sq ft of accommodation over 14 acres.
Birmingham Science Park Aston is wholly owned by Birmingham City Council. To give the Park a new dimension, provide clarity and pave the way for the £35 million Digital Plaza development, from 2013 it is being presented as two campuses; the Science & Technology Campus and the Innovation Birmingham Campus.
Innovation Birmingham Campus; The base for Birmingham’s tech community
The Innovation Birmingham team is actively looking to work with and bring together the public and private sectors, creating interfaces for people with ideas, people with technologies, people with expertise and experience, and people with money. It is a one-stop-shop for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors looking to develop or fund tech start-ups with high growth potential.
The Innovation Birmingham strategy is focused on a service offering for founders of new technology ventures, as well as more established tech businesses. The campus facilities include the Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f) multi-occupancy start-up centre with hot-desking facilities and a wide range of flexible office units (115-15,000 sq ft). However, the campus is far from just bricks and mortar; the team actively nurtures an interactive and supportive community within the place. The Campus strategy is about encouraging people to visit, engage with the businesses based there, and attract new tenants to the Park. By creating a wide range of valua