Despite the social and economic impact of lockdown, Cornwall Innovation has welcomed 13 new companies to its innovation centres in Truro, Pool and Penryn since March.
Cornwall Innovation says that the number of new customers and overall enquiries has exceeded initial forecasts made at the start of the pandemic and clearly reflects the need for Covid-19 secure, quality accommodation with access to business support and external funding initiatives.
Those taking up office space in the three innovation centres include a renewable energy research business, a nanotechnology innovator and specialists in digital marketing and outsourced IT support.
Head of Cornwall Innovation Centres, Matt Harrington, said: “We are delighted to be expanding our business community. In addition to welcoming these 13 new customers over the past few months, we have developed a strong pipeline of enquiries all of which has exceeded our expectations of recovery during the pandemic.”
“The demand from businesses looking to move into our innovation centres bucks the trend of what many are describing as the ‘end of the office’ and shows that there is demand for high quality, Covid-secure workspaces, which we are ideally placed to provide.”