HEART OF THE SILVERSTONE TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER

HEART OF THE SILVERSTONE TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER AND CENTRE OF INNOVATION

Silverstone Park lies at the heart of a world-leading cluster of high-tech engineering businesses now known as the Silverstone Technology Cluster.

This cluster was identified following a report*, commissioned by Silverstone Park developer MEPC, Barclays and PwC and researched by SQW.

The report, published in summer 2016, revealed that a staggering 4,000 companies operating in precision engineering are based within a one-hour radius of Silverstone and are not just co-locating, but also benefitting from strong relationships over time and a specialist skills pool with strong local roots.

Furthermore, the report shows this extraordinary concentration of talent globally serves a wide variety of sectors reliant on state-of-the-art technologies, cutting edge design and manufacturing, these sectors include aerospace, automotive, defence, electronic sensors, marine medical devices and motorsport.

Through advancement of technology and utilisation of our Innovation Centre, serviced offices and other facilities, the next step was to future proof the area as a global business destination and to set up a cluster organisation – the Silverstone Technology Cluster.

Read more about the Park’s Innovation Centre here.

News of the Cluster and its ambitions has received support from the Government and been warmly welcomed by the investor community.

CLICK HERE to view our coverage of the Silverstone Technology Cluster launch in London.

CLICK HERE for more information and also to order/download the Silverstone Technology Cluster report and its sister publications (executive summary and case studies).

* In addition to MEPC, Barclays and PwC the report was sponsored by: the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA); Buckinghamshire County Council; Northamptonshire County Council; Aylesbury Vale District Council; South Northants Council; Cherwell District Council; Buckinghamshire & Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP); Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP); South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP).