Supporting cutting edge innovation

Discover a rich and unique ecosystem designed to help businesses succeed

ADASTRAL PARK

Innovation Martlesham is headquartered at Adastral Park in Suffolk, UK, along side BT’s Global Research and Development Headquarters, the University of Suffolk's  ‘DigiTech Centre’ and the Tommy Flowers Network.

Adastral Park has been at the centre of breakthroughs in technology for more than forty years. The park was formally opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in November 1975 and has since continued to develop cutting edge innovations into the present day.

Innovation Martlesham's connection to Adastral Park means all of the companies within the ecosystem are able to be part of an ICT community that boasts of over 4,000 residents and hosts over 60,000 visitors per year through various industry events and Customer Centre visits  -  this includes over 1,000 VIPs and over 6,000 students.

View of Adastral Park

 

A unique ecosystem with extraordinary resources

Companies who are members of Innovation Martlesham range from multi-national corporates such as BT, Cisco, Nokia and Ericsson, through to SMEs as well as companies in a scale-up and start-up phase of their growth.

The co-location of these major global telecom infrastructure providers at Adastral Park creates opportunities for companies within the entire Innovation Martlesham ecosystem to discuss new and emerging technologies  -  that could lead to collaboration on innovative projects that support business challenges and goals.

People taking part in IM EXPO event

Adastral Park’s Customer Showcases are run by BT and are a great way to show, tell and test ideas with customers. Each industry-themed showcase is jam-packed with new technologies and leading-edge concepts.

The technologies on show come from a variety of sources. Some have been developed by BT researchers. Others have originated from different types of innovative companies (including a number from our Innovation Martlesham companies) and some have been discovered by our scouts.

Our showcases demonstrate different ways in which these technologies can be used to positive effect in specific business sectors ranging from retail and banking through to logistics and the oil and gas industries.

Take a look at our Showcase page to find out more about how Innovation Martlesham can benefit from the Customer Showcases. 

Defence showcase showing drone in cage

With such a prestigious technology and business park the facilities on site are of a quality that will help attract and retain employees, enabling all Innovation Martlesham companies to experience corporate-like facilities.

Adastral Park is served by a reception building with a highly qualified reception and security team to book in and welcome all visitors to the Park.

The central Hub building others a range of facilities to all park residents and visitors - from a restaurant and coffee shop, to a WHSmith, ATM and Hairdresser. The Hub Concourse can be booked for running micro-events with Innovation Martlesham companies often using it to set up ‘show and tell’ style small exhibitions.

For the more energetic, Adastral Park is also the home of AtLAS which is the organisation for all leisure and sports at Adastral Park: including a modern gym, golf society, netball club and lots more.

Food counter in the Hub

 

Inspiring the next generation of innovators

Through various education initiatives, Adastral Park regularly hosts students of all ages. Helping to inspire young minds, by showing them the exciting possibilities that the world of STEM has to offer. Not only does this help encourage students to think more seriously about STEM, but it also helps create the scientists and engineers of the future. 

Take a closer look at how we’re helping to inspire young minds over on our DigiTech page. Or check out the highlight video for Adastral Park's British Science Week 2019 event below.

 

To find out more about Adastral Park, please visit the Adastral Park website.

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