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Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus

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Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus (DSIC) is recognised as a world class location for hi-tech business and leading edge science.  It provides a unique environment for innovation and business growth, with knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking. The scientific facilities at Daresbury began with the establishment of Daresbury Laboratory, which started operations in 1962 as 'Daresbury Nuclear Physics Laboratory'.

In 2001, NWDA purchased the land adjacent to the Laboratory and has subsequently directly developed the Daresbury Innovation Centre (DIC) and the Cockcroft Institute to catalyse the development of a 'world class' science and technology cluster in the North West.  The Campus was formally established in September 2006, and its Board is driving delivery of the vision for the campus as a collaborative project between the STFC, the NWDA, Halton Borough Council, and the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, and Lancaster.

In 2009, GENECON led the preparation of a detailed Green Book appraisal making the case for the extension of the NWDA's funding approval from £50m to more than £65m to fund the development of a 'grow-on' facility for companies looking to expand out of the Innovation Centre.  BIS approval was obtained in September 2009.

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