Having a business presence at NETPark, North East’s only Science Park in the North East, was a natural choice for Procellia, a biotechnology start-up company that helps to reduce the cost and improve the viability of biological processes.
Its founder, Joanna Vlahopoulou, had attended NETPark Net’s breakfast events in the past and was immediately struck by the sense of community here. To be on site with a number of the region’s most notable technology businesses was also a key attraction.
Joanna commented: “It has been good to be alongside like-minded technology businesses, where we can share ideas and learn from each other. It has been easy to interact with the staff and NETPark Net members including accessing expert advice such as law and financial planning. I often hold meetings here too.
NETPark Net has also helped me with my IP landscaping which enabled me to better understand the market landscape for my technology. Until we secure funds for the next stage of the business, setting up a virtual office with a prestigious address such as this is the most cost effective option.”