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03 June 2021

New Centre of Excellence in Maritime Mission Systems at Portsdown Technology Park hopes to bolster innovation with SME tailored workspaces now available for let

SMI is pleased to announce that suites are now available for let within the brand-new Innovation and Collaboration Hub at Portsdown Technology Park (PTP) which is owned and occupied by our Partners, QinetiQ. The Centre for Excellence in Maritime Mission Systems is the product of a collaboration between QinetiQ, and The Solent LEP. It is a collaboration that aims to provide unparalleled growth opportunities for SMEs across maritime, technology, security, and defence.

Portsdown 1In addition to the Category A office fit-out and enviable location, the SME focused office and Research and Development spaces within the Innovation and Collaboration Hub provide the opportunity to engage and work alongside industry leaders such as QinetiQ, BAE Systems and Raytheon who also occupy PTP and their partners. The highly secure environment has been designed with the most sensitive projects in mind, keeping with PTP’s 45-year strong reputation as the UK’s foremost site for the testing of complex combat communications equipment and software.

With collaboration at the heart of the latest addition to the PTP, a state-of-the-art auditorium and conference centre, as well as restaurant, cafe and gym facilities have been delivered to exceedingly high spec. These areas are already proving very popular for industry events and away days and provide a further connection opportunity between occupiers and the wider industry.

The Innovation and Collaboration Hub provides innovation-driven SMEs with the opportunity to increase their foothold as well as expand their business space. With facilities and facilitators alike poised to power the next generation of defence innovation at PTP, this is an unmatched proposition for SMEs looking to get involved in and help shape the UK defence industry of tomorrow.

To learn more about the space specifications and pricing, visit the property’s microsite here.

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