On 23rd July 2004 , the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, officially opened the NETPark Research Institute. Since that time, NETPark has experienced much success and is recognised as a nationally important innovation asset.
What is a science park?
A science park is commonly a development of bespoke lab space, office space and cleanrooms that accommodates and fosters the growth of innovative businesses devoted to scientific research or the development of science-based or technological industries.
Science and technology parks in the UK
Now NETPark is one of the UK’s premier science, engineering and technology parks in the UK for the commercialisation of cutting edge R&D from major international organisations, universities and entrepreneurs. We are home to over thirty two innovative companies providing over 550 highly skilled jobs here at NETPark, Sedgefield in County Durham.
We are a destination where world-class science and technology companies and individuals come together. Take a look at some of the success stories highlighted in the gallery below and on our dedicated success stories page.