Minister of State Sam Gyimah MP opens Fuel3D’s new offices at The Oxford Science Park
Today we welcomed Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research & Innovation to our new offices in the state-of-the-art Schrödinger Building at The Oxford Science Park, one of the UK’s leading parks for science and technology companies. As well as declaring the Schrödinger Building open, the Minister heard about our innovative 3D technology solutions.
Our CEO George Thaw showed the Minister our game-changing BioVolume solution for measuring the growth of tumours in pre-clinical cancer research. He also road tested our new cutting edge 3D scanning and personalisation platform we are developing to measure best facial fit for applications including customised eyewear, sleep apnoea masks and personalised cosmetics and skincare.
The architecturally inspiring £13m Schrödinger Building is named after Professor Erwin Schrödinger, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1933 and an alumnus of Magdalen College Oxford, which owns The Oxford Science Park. It can house over 300 people and we are lucky to have secured the top floor with our own roof terrace overlooking the Park.
Science Minister, Sam Gyimah said: “It’s an honour to open The Schrödinger Building at the Oxford Science Park, a place where ideas come to life. The businesses found here bring together world-leading research and the spirit of entrepreneurship. They hold the key not just to economic growth, but to how we solve our biggest societal challenges. I’m committing to making the UK the best place in the world for innovators to turn ideas into world-changing businesses. In our Industrial Strategy, we have committed to increasing R&D investment by a third over the next decade. To make the most of this, we will need to create the conditions for the disruptive businesses and dynamic thinkers of tomorrow to thrive.’”
Piers Scrimshaw-Wright, Managing Director of The Oxford Science Park, said, “The Schrödinger Building is a significant new addition to the Park and it is an honour to have Minister Gyimah here to declare it open. The scientists who discovered the structure of DNA in 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick, both cited the thinking of Schrödinger as influential in their own work. This work in turn has made much of the research that is performed here at The Oxford Science Park possible. We are sure that the occupiers of this exciting new building will make a significant contribution to the vibrant science and technology ecosystem we have here.”