Gateway Policy

York Science Park - Gateway Policy

This policy is a robust approach to selecting occupants for York Science Park. 

“The University of York thrives on collaboration. We can achieve more when we identify shared interests and build partnerships”

Charlie Jeffery, Vice Chancellor, University of York

The vision of York Science Park is to be an entrepreneurial ecosystem at the heart of the University of York. We will do this by facilitating connections to leading academics and expertise, knowledge and facilities. 

York Science Park will provide this through: 

  • Being a catalyst for economic growth, by bringing together companies, innovators, funders, student entrepreneurs and the University of York knowledge base in a stimulating environment to create prosperity.
  • Providing a supportive environment for a dynamic community of innovators.

Residents must meet the following criteria:

Large companies and organisations (>250 employees) will

  • Agree links that will provide substantial benefit to, or synergy with, the University (examples of opportunities are listed below*) 

Medium sized enterprises and organisations (10-250 employees) will

  • Agree links that will provide some benefit to, or synergy with, the University (examples of opportunities are listed below*) 

Small enterprises or organisations (<10 employees) will

  • Have a business plan that includes growth targets and fulfill either of the following:
    • Be present on campus and working with the University or its subsidiary companies, or
    • Agree links that will provide some benefit to, or synergy with, the University (examples of opportunities are listed below*) 

The above may be relaxed by agreement with York Science Park for special cases, e.g. if a professional institution wished to be based on the Park, or where development would bring significant benefit to the regional economy.

* Opportunities include:

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