Innova Science and Business Park - Enfield's flagship development for the new milleniumBritain's newest science park is currently being built on a prestigious 100 - acre site, just minutes from the M 25 motorway the park offers state-of-the-art accommodation, with scope for future expansion, for high-tech enterprises seeking top quality environment. With direct rail links to Cambridge (and Stansted Airport) in the north and central London to the south, Innova Science Park will bec moe a haven for knowledge - based companies involved in scientific research and development, information technology, multi media and intellectual property; from biotechnology to back-end software systems. Enfield has played a leading role in the development of one of the most advanced telematics projects in Europe, providing cutting-edge internet technology on-site - with the power to deliver the world of E-commerce and the World Wide Web to your desktop, taking your business to the desktops of all your potential customers. The site has already started to attract technologically sophisticated companies such as BT to a quality environment - capable of taking todays businesses into the 21 st Century - locating alongside Europe's leading Business Innovation Centre. Europe's most successful Business Innovation Centre Crucial to Enfield's strategy is its support for innovation.
The Lee Valley Business Innovation Centre (BIC) is one of a network of 105 BIC's across Europe. Its principal task is to provide an environment where specialist support and expertise is always close at hand; targetting European funds towards new and existing firms with innovative people and products. Such has been the success of the BIC to date that EC Commissioner Monk Wulf-Mathias recently announced that the Lee Valley BIC is now the "fastest growing and most successful Business Innovation Centre ever created." The BIC has already supported the launch of more than 40 innovative new businesses; each with a focus on new technology - in environmental systems, optical products, vending, photography, furniture manufacture, biotechnology and communications. 21 st Century communications When work on the Lee Valley Teleregion, a 155 Mb intranet communication infrastructure, is completed this year, businesses in Enfield will have access to one of the world's fastest, high capacity data communication systems; capable of delivering video, audio and digital data simultaneously and at very high speed. The area already boasts a high concentration of telecommunications users - with a wide range of companies engaged in data processing, research, medical technology, internet services and electronic commerce; each feeding an ever - increasing demand in the region for enhanced IT capabilities. The Lee Valley Teleregion will enable Enfield's businesses to take advantage of the most up-to-date academic research; giving access to some of the brightest people and a vast range of digital communication technologies, including television, multi media production and distribution, audio-visual production, audio and video conferencing and data services..