Our aim is to create an environment where companies can focus on developing their science and building their business in a supportive and highly networked community, helping to create new medicines, jobs and growth, and maximising the impact of UK science.
Public investment has played a critical role in enabling the Babraham Research Campus to realise this aim. Today we have over 60 commercial life science organisations on site and a community of over 2,000 people.
In 2019, the Campus partners commissioned a report to evidence the impact the Campus has had on science, the economy and society.
Read on to access key findings, download the Executive Summary and explore additional materials created to highlight this major piece of work.
The report confirms that strategic public sector funding for life sciences, such as that received by the Babraham Research Campus, delivers significant impact to the UK economy, healthcare and society. Over three quarters of companies surveyed considered their location on Campus as a very important or critically important factor in helping them to access laboratory and office space. To discover more download the Executive Summary here.
“This impact report is based on a thorough quantitative and qualitative study. It provides an analysis that validates many of the hypotheses postulated as to why life-science companies in a concentrated and supportive ecosystem, such as that forged at the Babraham Research Campus within a vibrant cluster, have a differential advantage. New ventures are able to start-up and develop rapidly with access to science, technology, talent and capital with fewer barriers allowing them to get into the all-important scale-up phase”.
“I am delighted to see that the findings from this report confirms our own internal data and anecdotal evidence of the impact of the Campus. We have tried to ensure that the support we offer to life science companies, whether it be the provision of flexible lease structures; access to science capabilities; or the nurturing and engaging community, is impactful in terms of jobs, scientific progress and increased economic activity, both locally and for the UK as a whole. It appears in many respects that we have succeeded. Thank you to all the BBT staff on Campus for the part they have played in making the Campus the success it is.”
“I am very pleased to see publication of this report, which highlights the significant contribution the Babraham Research Campus makes to the local and national research and innovation ecosystem. UKRI-BBSRC is delighted that the report recognises the Campus as a dynamic place where institute researchers are able to deliver world leading bioscience, and life science companies can develop their science, build and scale-up their business, in a highly connected and collaborative community. The findings from this study highlight the vital role that long-term public and private investment has played in developing the Campus. The insights will help to ensure continued success in delivering economic growth and societal benefits.”
"We are excited to see publication of this informative report, which highlights key impacts created by collaborations across the Babraham Research Campus. The Babraham Research Campus is unique in bringing together the world-leading academic research of the Babraham Institute and the vibrant and growing ecosystem of the Campus, with meaningful links existing at many different levels. These links are seen in collaborations, spin-out companies, joint funding, access to world class scientific facilities, training, and generally a better understanding of how fundamental science feeds into commercial developments with huge potential societal benefit."
"Investment in the Life Sciences Sector is clearly of fundamental importance to the growth of the UK economy and the well-being of its citizens. The evidence from this study of the economic impact of the Babraham Research Campus shows how well-targeted public sector support over a sustained period of time can add real value by enhancing the creation of knowledge, driving innovation and enabling entrepreneur driven life science businesses to flourish.”
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