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UK Trade and Investment Minister visits the high-tech cluster at Adastral ParkDecember 11, 2012
Lord Green Visits Innovation Martlesham
UK Trade and Investment Minister visits the high-tech cluster at BT’s Adastral Park
Innovation Martlesham recently welcomed a visit from Lord Green, the Minister of State for Trade and Investment.
Lord Greens’ visit included presentations by IM companies, a roundtable discussion on the topic of Inward Investment and Foreign Export, and a tour around some of the Innovation Martlesham offices buildings.
Lord Green listened to presentations by IM companies, OXEMS and Real Time Content. OXEMS, the second company to graduate from the IM Incubator earlier this year, has developed a revolutionary underground asset management system to help utilities locate, identify and manage their buried assets including modern plastic assets which are notoriously difficult to find once buried. Real Time Content offers virtual presenter experiences that automatically and instantly adapt content based on viewer profiles and choices to deliver highly personalised content
(Left to right: Lord Green with Ian Cameron of RTC & Lord Green with Kevin Gooding of OXEMS)
Lord Green also hosted a round table session with local ICT and IM companies regarding Inward Investment and Foreign Export.
The visit finished with a tour of some of the Innovation Martlesham buildings at Adastral Park, with Lord Green meeting and greeting some of the IM companies and also members of the recently launched IM Business Club – a virtual company facility based at Adastral Park. The visit concluded with presentations by CIP, a Huawei owned company that researches, designs, develops, manufactures and tests photonic devices.
“Building on National Export Week last month, we’re keen to reach our target to get another 100,000 UK firms exporting by 2020, helping to secure long-term and sustainable economic growth,” said Lord Green, Trade and Investment Minister. “Additional funding announced in the Autumn Statement of £140m over two years for UKTI will help us deliver an ambitious package of support designed to get more SMEs exporting and help UK companies to access the highest value trade opportunities. Innovation Martlesham companies here in the East of England will have a major role to play in achieving this goal.”
“We are very pleased to host Lord Green at Innovation Martlesham and appreciate his interest in the ICT cluster,” said David Ralph, Chairman of Innovation Martlesham. “Innovation Martlesham is a ‘collaborative ecosystem’ for technology companies. Encouraging high-tech companies to cluster around world class companies like BT, provides businesses with crucial competitive advantage, access to innovative and forward thinking companies and high levels of networking opportunities to collaborate with fast growing businesses.”