Springboard UK is a programme developed to support small and medium sized Norwegian technology companies (SME's) to access global markets and to develop through close links with world leading technology centres located in the United Kingdom.
31/05/2005 :: Norwegian SME's are through the Springboard UK initiative given a unique offer with respect to accessing world leading technology networks, at the lowest possible cost. Further the SME's are in the unique position of gaining advice and support from both Norwegian and British authorities.
Companies are offered office space and business support matching their requirements - at an unbeatable cost. Office space and support is provided with the highest flexibility to meet the specific company needs.
Springboard UK is initiated by Innovation Norway, and is heavily supported by Invest UK, The Research Council of Norway and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Writings in the press:
The Springboard UK venture received lots of positive press both in Norwegian and British papers following the Aberdeen launch including Offshore Engineering, Aftenbladet, Evening Express, Upstream and the Press & Journal. See some of the stories here.
The Springboard UK participant Fluma, recently established in the Manchester park, has received positive press in Norway. Click here (October 2003, Norwegian pdf) to read what the Norwegian 'Business Daily' (Dagens Næringsliv) writes.
Offshore Engineering: Norway puts spring in SMEs UK step
(September 2003, English pdf)
Aftenbladet.no: Stavangerbedrifter åpner i Aberdeen
(September 2003, Norwegian)
The Press & Journal: Springboard to opportunities for Norwegian companies
(3 September 2003, English)
The Springboard UK partnering centres are: (Click on links to the right)
Surrey Research Park
Aberdeen Science & Technology Park
Manchester Science Park
St. John's Innovation Centre
Oxford Science Park
Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine