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Aberystwyth Innovation Campus Moves Forward

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A milestone in the construction of the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus has been reached.

Funders, university staff, community stakeholders and industry representatives gathered for a steel signing ceremony at Aberystwyth University's Gogerddan campus. The ceremony marked the completion of the steel frame for the Seed Biobank.

Speaking at the event, Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, said: "Even before completion, the Campus is very much open for business, acting as a magnet for business and university collaboration and co-location. The steel signing ceremony marks an exciting milestone in the timeline of our Campus build, and provides an opportunity for everyone to see the fantastic progress that has already been made on site. The development will provide a superb home for new business and partnerships, building on some well-established industrial collaborations and attracting new ones to Wales."

Once complete, the £40.5m development will help foster links between business and academia, providing world-leading facilities and expertise for the food and drink, bitotechnology and agri-tech sectors.

Funding for the project has come from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, the BBRSC and Aberystwyth University.