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‘A global beacon for innovation’ The Canterbury Innovation Centre officially opens


11th November 2010: The Canterbury Innovation Centre held an official opening event today to mark the success of its first year of operation.

The £7.3m centre is operated by Basepoint and was funded by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). It opened its doors to businesses in November 2009, with the aim of connecting high tech businesses with academic expertise from within the University of Kent, as well as encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in the area. There are now 40 businesses based in the centre, creating jobs for local people and exemplifying how the centre has fulfilled the expectations which were set out last year – a tangible illustration that Canterbury is fast becoming a hub for technological advancement.

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