Liverpool Science Park gets set to launch Innovation Hub

Fri, March 17th, 2017

We speak to Chris Musson

This week’s Chamber champion is Chris Musson, managing director of Liverpool Science Park.

Liverpool Science Park (LSP) offers 120,000 sq ft of commercial accommodation, laboratory space and incubation facilities for bio-tech business start-ups in the city and is currently more than 90% occupied.

Its team is getting set to introduce Innovation Hub – a re-imagined space in IC1 building. The space will offer young companies a collaborative environment to explore and develop their business needs and ultimately grow.

LSP is an integral part of the wider Knowledge Quarter (KQ) Liverpool project which has £2bn of projects in the pipeline.

Strategically, the city’s focus on the Knowledge Quarter and Paddington Village is highlighting the potential of this key part of its appeal to a far wider audience.

Chris says: “Given LSP’s location in the heart of the KQ we are looking to benefit from opportunities to expand and collaborate with the worlds leading translational facilities such as sense of city and the material innovations factory – which will both open shortly – and the anticipated influx of knowledge-base businesses in the area.”

This week, Liverpool & Sefton Chamber hosted a joint event at the Science Park to highlight he benefits of membership.

“I worked closely with the chamber when I was operations director of the previous Objective 1 programme,” added Chris.

“I am fully aware of the importance of the chamber both as a lobbying body, a networking body and a repository of business knowledge. I am a great supporter of it for this reason.

“LSP has had an active and involved relationship with the chamber of commerce for several years, both as a member benefitting from what is on offer and as a proponent of the chamber to our tenants.

“Apart from the opportunity to meet other bright companies in the area, the events hosted by the chamber are always interesting and informative.

“In particular the quarterly sessions on the city’s economic growth always prove to be thought-provoking.

“For our tenants, the global export and international trading events and opportunities available through the chamber are a definite positive – especially when times are uncertain post-Brexit.

“I have personally benefitted from development courses for staff through the chamber and members of our operations team have gained diplomas in business administration.”

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