These range from a quick, high level, evaluation through to detail studies to support both public and private sector clients. The studies are typically delivered to assess the financial viability and economic impact of innovation centres, enterprise centres and science parks.
Studies are tailored to clients requirements but are typically required to inform policy and planning decisions, funding bids and investments albeit occasionally are used to benchmark existing operations.
They will include evidence based analysis to provide the following outputs:
- Profit and loss forecasts including cash flows and sensitivity analysis
- Economic impact assessments including jobs created and GVA impacts)
- Operational plans and recommendation
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND LEADERSHIP
Innovation Environments can provide the capacity, expertise and experience to support public and private sector clients develop strategies that will deliver financially sustainable solutions that also achieve measurable economic impact.
Innovation Environment’s experience includes the development and management of Innovation Centres and Science Parks to achieve:-
- Incubating, accelerating and curating the development of new businesses and sectors
- Commercialising research, creativity and market disrupting intellectual property
- Creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and high value employment
- Providing the employment element of mixed use property developments to create new communities
Innovation Environments can provide the capacity, expertise and experience to support public and private sector clients consult with stakeholders and shareholders. Innovation Environments has considerable experience in helping clients engage with financial providers; potential occupiers and; community stakeholders throughout the development and execution of innovation centre and science park strategies.
Innovation Environments has considerable experience in the functional design and business planning of science parks and innovation centres and has a range of benchmark/research based modelling tools to ensure that business plans are realistic and deliverable.
Any innovation environment needs to balance capital investment; long term P&L performance; economic impacts (jobs, new businesses, new sectors …) and; creating space that inspires community and aspiration. Innovation Environments create business plans that can be dynamically updated to show the impact and returns of every decision as the strategy is developed and implemented. This gives steering groups, stakeholders and programme management teams the ability to consider ‘what-if’ during the design phase and to measure actual vs plan through the implementation phase.
FUNCTIONAL AND OPERATIONAL DESIGN
Innovation Environments has 17 years of experience in both the direct management and operation of science parks and innovation centres. We can also support the purchasing process for outsourcing the operation to specialist companies. Innovation Environments can provide the capacity, expertise and experience to support both public and private sector clients decide upon their operational strategy.
Innovation Environments has a wealth of accumulated knowledge on the impact of design on the operational efficiency of science parks and innovation centres and can support client’s professional teams to deliver buildings and facilities that can be operated cost effectively whether the operational strategy is insourced or outsourced.
Oxford Innovation – Non-Exec Chairman South
Chair Venturefest South
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