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The Cambridge Science Park, founded by Trinity College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Trinity has more members than any other college in Cambridge or Oxford, with around 700 undergraduates, 430 graduates, and over 170 Fellows...

 in 1970, is the oldest science park
Science park
A research park, science park, or science and technology park is an area with a collection of buildings dedicated to scientific research on a business footing. There are many approximate synonyms for "science park", including research park, technology park, technopolis and biomedical park...

 in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

. It is a concentration of science and technology related businesses, and has strong links with the nearby University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in both the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world , and the seventh-oldest globally...

.

The science park is situated about 3 km to the north of Cambridge
Cambridge
The city of Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia about north of London. Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology centre known as Silicon Fen – a play on Silicon Valley and the fens surrounding the...

 city centre, by junction 33 of the A14 (the approximate location is UK national ). While the park is technically part of the village of Milton
Milton, Cambridgeshire
Milton is a village just north of Cambridge, England. It has a population of approximately 4,300 with 3,200 being on the electoral register. It expanded considerably in the late 1980s when two large housing estates were built between the bypass and the village resulting in a doubling of the...

 it is considered by residents to be part of the city.

History


The site which is now the Cambridge Science Park was originally given to Trinity College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Trinity has more members than any other college in Cambridge or Oxford, with around 700 undergraduates, 430 graduates, and over 170 Fellows...

 when the latter was founded by Henry VIII
Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later King, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France...

 in 1546. The land was used for farming until the Second World War, when it was requisitioned by the US Army and used to prepare vehicles and tanks for D-Day
D-Day
D-Day is a term often used in military parlance to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. "D-Day" often represents a variable, designating the day upon which some significant event will occur or has occurred; see Military designation of days and hours for similar...

. After the war, the land was left derelict until 1970, when, at the suggestion of Tony Cornell
Tony Cornell
Anthony Donald Cornell was a prominent figure in the investigations of ghosts and other paranormal activity across the United Kingdom during the later part of the twentieth century...

, and under the supervision of John Bradfield
John Bradfield (scientist)
John Bradfield is a British biologist and entrepreneur, most famous for his role as the founder of Cambridge Science Park, the first Science Park in Europe.-Education:Dr John Bradfield CBE is a Fellow of Trinity College since 1947...

, the college worked to develop it into a new centre for scientific enterprise and innovation.

Cambridge Fun Run


The Cambridge Fun Run is a charity race for Children In Need
Children in Need
Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. Since 1980 it has raised over £500 million. The highlight of the Children in Need appeal is an annual telethon, held in November. A teddy bear named "Pudsey Bear" fronts the campaign, while Terry Wogan is a long...

held each November since 1989. The run is currently organised and mainly entered by employees of businesses based in and around the Science Park.

Contestants compete in teams of four, some in fancy dress, running either one lap (as a group) or four laps (as a relay) of the 1.1 mi (1.8 km) Science Park ring road. The race begins and ends, and medals and trophies are awarded (for fastest runners and best costumes) in front of the Cambridge Consultants Ltd
Cambridge Consultants Ltd
Cambridge Consultants is an international technology development and consultancy company, providing outsourced Research and Development to clients - from start-ups to blue-chip multinationals - who need to develop innovative, technologically novel, breakthrough products...

 building.

Businesses in the Science Park


The following table lists the businesses operating in the Cambridge Science Park as of November 2011.


SectorNameBuilding
(Unit)
Accountancy AGM Partners LLP 23
Bio-medical Arecor 2
Bio-medical Cantab Biopharmamceuticals 155
Bio-medical Domainex 162
Bio-medical Horizon Discovery Services 260
Bio-medical Mundipharma Research Limited 194
Bio-medical Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited 196
Bio-medical Oval Medical Technologies 23
Bio-medical Oxygen Healthcare Ltd 23
Bio-medical Pharmorphix Ltd 250
Bio-medical Philips Research 101
Bio-medical Sentinel Oncology Ltd 23
Bio-medical Takeda Cambridge Ltd 418
Computer/telecoms Accelrys Ltd 334
Computer/telecoms Brady plc 281
Computer/telecoms Broadcom Ltd 406
Computer/telecoms Cambridge Electronic Design Ltd 4
Computer/telecoms Cambridge Online Systems Ltd 163
Computer/telecoms Citrix Systems UK Ltd 101
Computer/telecoms Cryptomathic Ltd 327
Computer/telecoms CSR plc 400
Computer/telecoms Datanomic Limited 296
Computer/telecoms Deep Visuals Limited 23
Computer/telecoms Ember Europe Ltd 300
Computer/telecoms Frontier Developments Ltd 306
Computer/telecoms Polatis 332
Computer/telecoms Precedence Technologies Ltd 120
Computer/telecoms QUALCOMM Cambridge Ltd 335
Computer/telecoms Roundpoint Ltd 23
Computer/telecoms WorldPay Ltd 270
Energy Eight19 9
Environmental Enval Ltd 23

SectorNameBuilding
(Unit)
Industrial technologies Heraeus Noblelight Ltd 161
Industrial technologies Johnson Matthey Catalysts 28
Industrial technologies Xaar plc 316
Technical consulting Cambridge Consultants Ltd 29
Technical consulting ESRI (UK) Ltd 302
Technical consulting Futureneering Ltd 23
Technical consulting Hawkins & Associates Ltd 25
Technical consulting Oakland Innovation Ltd 328
Other Abcam plc 330
Other Advanced Technologies (Cambridge) Ltd 210
Other Amgen 240
Other Andrew Bryce & Co 23
Other Arthur D Little Ltd 300
Other Astex Pharmaceuticals 436
Other Bayer CropScience Ltd 230
Other Biochrom Ltd 22
Other Cambridge Business Travel 325
Other Design Portfolio Marketing Services 23
Other Domantis Ltd 315
Other Genzyme Therapeutics Limited 310
Other Jagex 220
Other kidsunlimited day nursery 319
Other Lab21 184
Other Mundipharma International Ltd 194
Other Plastic Logic Ltd 31
Other ProMetic Biosciences Ltd 211
Other Royal Society of Chemistry 290
Other Smart Holograms Ltd 291
Other Spritely Osteopathy 23
Other The Trinity Centre 24
Other Toshiba Research Europe Ltd 208
Other Trinity Health Club 24
Other Vectura Delivery Devices Ltd 21


See also

  • John Bradfield
    John Bradfield (scientist)
    John Bradfield is a British biologist and entrepreneur, most famous for his role as the founder of Cambridge Science Park, the first Science Park in Europe.-Education:Dr John Bradfield CBE is a Fellow of Trinity College since 1947...

  • Oxford Science Park
    Oxford Science Park
    The Oxford Science Park is a science and technology park located on the southern edge of the city of Oxford, England. It was founded jointly by Magdalen College, Oxford and Prudential in 1990...

  • List of science parks in the United Kingdom
  • Silicon Fen
    Silicon Fen
    Silicon Fen is the name given to the region around Cambridge, England, which is home to a large cluster of high-tech businesses focusing on software, electronics, and biotechnology...

  • Colworth Science Park