The Northern Ireland Science Park Trust has just received its first significant private sector donation from Comber-based medical science company, TG Eakin and says local companies investing back into young entrepreneurs will “grow the region’s economy from within.”
Northern Ireland Science Park Trust is now calling on the local and international business community to get involved with the Trust and develop new talent on the basis of “enlightened self-interest.”
Paul Bradstock, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Science Park Trust explains, “Our mission is to engage the whole community in wealth creation through innovation and technology, by prioritising science and technology in education and business.
“While strong political support is essential to create the right policy environment for growth, the private sector must take a lead.”
Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, Director of Development at Northern Ireland Science Park Trust, said, “This contribution by TG Eakin is significant, but more importantly it is a call to action to all of our business community to become part of this success.
“With the Northern Ireland Science Park Trust, we are giving them a tangible vehicle in which to invest and see measurable results.”
Tom Eakin, founder of TG Eakin and a previous recipient of the NISP CONNECT Innovation Founder award said,
“As a company we made the decision to donate to the NISP Trust because we believe that the programmes it will support through NISP CONNECT will actually deliver on the vision of bringing Northern Ireland to the fore as a global knowledge economy.
“We are a global business based in Northern Ireland. We have a vested interest in supporting other companies to create a vibrant collaborative business culture that can compete worldwide.
“I would actively encourage other businesses to look at this model and join us in giving it their full support.”
For more information on the Northern Ireland Science Park Trust, visit http://www.nisp.co.uk/