OpTIC is an excellent incubation facility and provides a thriving environment for young technology companies to grow according to their needs. One of the main advantages of OpTIC is that a wide range of support facilities are easily available in one location, allowing companies the chance to use them when required and reducing the difficulties which face all small businesses in meeting rapidly-changing demands. The working atmosphere at OpTIC is collegiate and relaxed which fosters good inter-company contacts between the resident companies. LML certainly benefited from being in OpTIC in the first few years of our operation.”
Dr. Nadeem Rizvi, Managing Director, Laser Micromachining Limited
I would highly recommend start-up companies to locate their business at OpTIC. I did consider renting space elsewhere but when all associated costs are taken into account OpTIC is good value for money, there is only one monthly bill and I can concentrate on my business. Another advantage is that you only pay for the space you need and our footprint has expanded in line with business needs. Furthermore, the fact that there is no lengthy lease to sign up to made all the difference to me as an SME. The premier location and facilities are superb, restaurant, reception, goods in/out and you can never underestimate the benefits of interacting with like minded people. Basically it’s a great place for new and growing businesses!
Peter Maguire, Managing Director, MC Diagnostics
“There’s no doubt the OpTIC Centre has been a fundamental part of the successful growth of our company. In the past 3 years we’ve grown from under 20 to 50 people, and OpTIC has made it easy to accommodate this expansion. Its ability to respond quickly to our changing needs is vital to a growing company such as ours. OpTIC has provided us with the right facilities and services at the right time. The expertise and equipment on hand has been invaluable – such as optical design, lasers, metrology and a thermal chamber for testing. Also the business support, mentoring and networking made all the difference to us. If you’re a growing technology company, it’s hard to find a facility and support offer like it across the region. I can’t recommend strongly enough to any business to consider locating yourself at the OpTIC Centre. Let them take care of the factors that can slow a business down and focus your time on the important job of achieving your growth potential.
John Oliver, Managing Director of Kent Periscopes