BDC scoops UKSPA award

We’ve been having an amazing week and this was topped off last night: we won the prestigious UKSPA 30th Anniversary Award for Innovation Partnership!

We are truly honoured to have received this award and would like to thank the judges for recognising our work to bring bio-based innovations to Yorkshire businesses. Joe, our director, has long been keen to ensure that academic research and innovations from universities are brought to commercialisation, and as such led the setting up of the BDC on York Science Park to make this happen. Two years after our official launch, we are humbled to be having an incredible week:

  •  last weekend as part of the Anglo-French celebrations in Yorkshire, we were instrumental in the signing of a memorandum of understanding between BioVale, a new cluster to support the bio-based economy in Yorkshire, and IAR their French counterpart;
  •  then on Monday we received amazing news that some £8M in funding has been pledged towards BioVale, including the expansion of the Science Park with dedicated space for industrial biotechnology companies,
  • during the week, we also heard we are likely to secure resource to initiate a bioeconomy training strand of work,
  • and the cherry on the cake: to have been recognised for the hard work of our team with the UKSPA 30th Anniversary Innovation Partnership award.

We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all our supporters – we are truly delighted to be working with so many inspiring organisations and can’t wait to see what the future brings!

UPDATE: Check out the video they made about us below and photos of the night can be found here:

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