M-SParc goes 'on tour'... First stop Bethesda!
M-SParc, a Bangor University owned Science Park, was established to create well paid careers in the region, in the science and technology sectors. The sort of careers you don’t expect to find in Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy, paying well and offering opportunities to develop.
M-SParc are passionate about ensuring they create a real impact, and that the three Counties all feel they are truly benefiting from having a Science Park in the region. It’s not just about having a physical space people can come to; it’s about the sort of people that flock to the space to work together on ideas, and about being a driving force to ensure something positive is taking place. The compay wants to inspire young people to think about the region with hope, to feel proud of where they live and to know that there are opportunities here for them as they get older.
To strengthen this statement, a year-long project is taking place, as M-SParc goes On Tour. The tour starts in Bethesda on the 1st of November, in the shared space of Partneriaeth Ogwen on the high street, and after three months will move to a location in Conwy. This is a fantastic opportunity to speak to new communities of people, work with existing schemes and see where M-SParc can add value.
M-SParc are keen to ensure the partnership is effective, wherever the tour takes them. It’s not about crashing in with bells and whistles, only to leave three months later to try and do it all again. The intention is to have an impact on the communities they visit where a real entrepreneurial and community-focused business mindset is created.
Part of the project involves the Ffiws maker-space, an Arfor funded project. Cllr Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council, noted “The ARFOR Programme is an existing project for Gwynedd, piloting innovative projects to develop the local economy and promote the Welsh Language. Ffiws will be an opportunity to take new technology to a variety of location, developing new ideas.”
People will be able to use the space to work at a desk using free wi-fi, attend any of the several business events that will be taking place, from drop-in advice clinics to science experiments for children, and of course to create prototypes and test projects in the Ffiws makerspace.
The intention of creating a science park and stimulating the knowledge economy may sound like blue sky thinking, but on a human level M-SParc wants to bring hope to the region, igniting ambition and proving a driving force for positive change and development. The team are truly passionate about ensuring careers are available, and that young people can look proudly at the region where they are growing up, and feel there is something to keep them here in the future.
The team is very much looking forward to arriving at Bethesda and working in the community. Welcome to all that want to come along to work from the space, to come and ask us about starting a business, to get support, or to attend any of our events!
For further information about the events, go to http://www.m-sparc.com/news-and-events/events-