New partnership to provide tailored support for high-growth tech companies

Posted on 8 Dec 2008 by The Manufacturer

The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) has announced that Oxford Innovation is to take over the running of CEME’s own innovation centre at its site in Dagenham, East London.

Oxford Innovation already run 14 such centres across the country, nurturing over 400 start-up technology companies. The CEME Innovation Centre has workshop space to add 40 more to that roster.

Bill Williams, Chief Executive of CEME, said: “It is crucial for high-tech, high-growth companies to have the right environment and business support package in their early years. We are delighted that with the support of Oxford Innovation and CEME’s own business support team, CEME Innovation Centre can now provide access to the mentoring, networking and investment funding these companies need in order to grow and enhance the prosperity of this region.

“We hope to grow the number of innovative technology based companies in the area using models that have worked well in other parts of the country; this is an important next step and will complement our existing offer to established businesses and individuals.”

The 40 offices at the CEME Innovation Centre range from 186-576 square feet and the site has ‘virtual office’ facilities too for firms that are not in production stages. The centre is aimed at start-up and growing technology firms that require technical support, training and access to investment networks.

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