St John’s Innovation Park is at the centre of the North Cambridge Research and Development Cluster.
Consisting of St John’s Innovation Park, Cambridge Science Park and Cambridge Business Park, the northern aspect of the cluster is the most established and well connected. Connections will be further improved in 2017 with the arrival of the new railway station and extended guided busway serving the area.
Cambridge’s northern cluster is home to a range of well known, cutting edge and prestigious R&D, technology and life science companies. A handful of those occupiers include Samsung, Qualcomm, Napp Pharmaceuticals, Astra Zeneca, Citrix, Takeda, Amgen, Hewlett Packard and Toshiba.
St John’s Innovation Park was established on a 21-acre plot of land owned by St John’s College since 1534.
The Innovation Centre was completed in 1987 and was the first of its kind in Europe focusing on supporting knowledge-based businesses. Following the success of the original centre, a second phase, Dirac House, was completed in July 1989, and the self-contained Jeffreys Building was completed in 1990. Four further buildings: St John’s House, Edinburgh House, and the Vitrum and Platinum developments, were completed in 2001. The land remains property of St John’s College.
Catering facilities on the Park
St John's Innovation Centre has a range of catering options available including the Bistro Restaurant and the Atrium Coffee Shop, with all meals homemade and cooked using fresh and healthy ingredients.Visit the Bistro
Ideal conference venue for all business events
St John’s Innovation Centre is the ideal conference venue for all business events within the Cambridgeshire area with onsite parking and a range of catering options available.More on Conferencing
Activities on the Park
The Park also benefits from onsite activities and events including Nordic Walking, Kettle Bells, Croquet and Table Tennis.
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St John’s Innovation Park companies associated with the Cambridge Phenomenon
Over the years, numerous prominent start-ups associated with the Cambridge Phenomenon have started their careers at the St John’s Innovation Park, including Autonomy Corporation plc, Jagex Ltd, Red Gate Software Ltd, Zeus Technology Ltd, Owlstone Ltd, Breathing Buildings Ltd, Scientia Ltd and Datanomic Ltd, among many others.