Life Sciences

Meeting the global challenges of healthy ageing, environmental change, and food and energy security

Norwich Research Park is home to a wealth of world-class research. Its 3,000 scientists and clinicians work in two areas of great importance to society: food and health. It offers a unique blend of a major university teaching hospital (NNUH), a leading university (UEA) and internationally important research institutes. Together they are gaining new knowledge of soil, plants, therapeutics and diagnostics, food, nutrition, health and healthy ageing, all underpinned by world leading genomics.


These institutes and businesses support a thriving community of more than 12,000 employees. The Park facilities are set in over 230 hectares of beautiful parkland and are within 4-miles cycle ride of the centre of Norwich. The park forms part of the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, which runs along the fully dualled A11 between the two cities.

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of firms are undertaking R&D, spending £641m

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Fastest growing area for high-growth firms in the UK.

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worth of exports every year

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value of the economy

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Economic growth to 2020

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International students contribution to our economy

Anglia Innovation Partnership LLP, the management company responsible for bringing the Norwich Research Park vision to life, offers a range of onsite equipment and facilities to support fast growing life sciences businesses. These include the Accelerator office and laboratory suite, which provides co-working space and shared equipment to suit start-ups and SMEs. The Centrum and the Innovation Centre also provide larger laboratory and office units that are ideal for companies looking to expand.

The park has a 52-hectare enterprise zone, which offers simplified planning on serviced plots that are ready for development and discounts on business rates. The local supply chain includes specialists in intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance and business development. The New Anglia Growth Hub, which holds regular sessions at The Centrum, also provides free business support and help with finding grants and other sources of finance, including Angel investors.

The four internationally renowned research institutes based on NRP are:

Explore opportunities for groundbreaking scientific research in The East, contact Locate Norfolk today.