NETPark Explorer

Our NETPark Explorer buildings opened in 2018 offering science, engineering and technology companies combined clean room, laboratory and office space between 1,250 sq ft to 5,000 sq ft.

Located in a central position on the NETPark site next to the UK’s National Centre for Printable Electronics, managed by CPI, these world-class facilities are ideal for companies either graduating from NETPark Plexus, research and development groups or expanding science and technology companies looking to relocate at the region’s leading science park.

Since opening NETPark Explorer has been a popular choice . If you would like to leave your details about or find out about availability please email

The £7.6 million NETPark Explorer buildings have been built to the highest standards with The North East LEP contributing £3.2m from the Local Growth Fund towards the total cost of construction.

Our NETPark Explorer buildings are now home to a vibrant community of world-class science, engineering and technology companies including

  • X-Ray imaging specialists IBEX Innovations.
  • World leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics PragmatIC Semiconductor.
  • Energy software specialists Quorum.
  • Robotics experts Wootzano.
  • Kromek delivering radiation detection solutions for applications in the medical, nuclear and security screening markets.
  • PolyPhotonix – a bio-photonic research and development company.
  • ESD flooring

  • Sustainable buildings

  • Ability to enhance to clean room standard

  • Data and comms flood wired

  • Both natural and mechanical ventilation

  • Shower & kitchen facilities

  • Access control with private intercom

  • Electric vehicle charging

  • Free parking

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“We initially chose Explorer because of the printable electronics centre but access to a highly skilled workforce and funding has been a key factor in us staying and growing here.”

Ken Williamson, PragmatIC Printing


To find out about locating your business at NETPark, please contact Janet Todd, NETPark Manager on 01740 625 250 or e-mail

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The North East Technology Park provides a dynamic and supportive environment to accelerate the growth of ambitious, innovative, high tech companies into global markets. NETPark encourages collaborative multidisciplinary links, driving innovation, enterprise and economic prosperity.
We provide companies with access to a focused and international community where talent flourishes, ideas are generated and businesses have the support and resources to compete with the best in the world.

NETPark North East Technology Park

NETPark, North East Technology Park,
Sedgefield, County Durham TS21 3FD

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It fits perfectly for us that we’re surrounded by like-minded companies at NETPark. There are a number of highly skilled people in the area who can help us grow our business. The facilities and services offered by NETPark are first class, they make office life simple and engaging.

Stuart Wilson, - CEO, Ascarii

CPI has developed a specialist offering to support SMEs looking to develop their printable electronics applications and our partnership with Business Durham has been instrumental in attracting several SMEs to locate here in the region.

Dr Jon Helliwell, - Director of Printable Electronics, CPI

The proximity to the universities and the infrastructure are very important factors. Ultimately having a presence in Europe is very valuable to us and we intend to stay at NETPark for many years to come.

Dr Arnab Basu, - CEO, Kromek

The quality of the facilities at NETPark and the attitude of staff is first class. It has a really dynamic, innovative atmosphere.

Dr Neil Loxley, - Chief executive, IBEX

We initially came because of the printable electronics centre but access to a highly skilled semi conductor workforce in the North East has been a key factor in us staying and growing here, as well as the value for money office space and the access to funding.

Ken Williamson, - COO, PragmatIC Printing

Access to quality facilities was one of the main drivers for deciding to locate the business at the NETPark. We have been able to use this as a launch pad to link into support from CPI and world-class expertise from Durham University.

Steve Clements, - Managing Director, aXenic
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