Innovation is a key driver for the Energy Innovation District in order to develop and embed new energy generation and systems, attract and retain high value skills and expertise in the region and ensure sustainable economic growth.

What can the Energy Innovation District Offer?

The District already benefits from two key research and innovation facilities: the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park and URENCO’s Sustainable Energy Technology Park: Capenhurst. We will build on our existing research and innovation assets to create a comprehensive energy innovation eco-systems that will not only drive innovation in the Energy Innovation District but can become a world class centre for energy systems research.

Key Activity:

Thornton Science Park is a major research and innovation hub which offers over 1 million square feet of existing laboratories, offices and workshops and includes the Energy Centre – a flexible space where industry and academia are able to come together to innovate, develop and demonstrate new intelligent energy technologies. and

Capenhurst Technology Park is a centre for technology and energy focused enterprises offering 18,500 sq. of good quality office, laboratory, warehousing and production in a parkland setting.

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