List of science parks in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of science parks in the United Kingdom.


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The Kroto Innovation Centre is an innovation centre for small and medium enterprises at The University of Sheffield. The centre is collocated in the Nanoscience building with the EPSRC Centre for III-V technologies. The centre is named after Sir Harry Kroto and the building is owned and managed by The University of Sheffield.

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