23 things in 2023 at MSIP
23 things in 2023 at MSIP
We had a busy year in 2023. To recap, we have listed 23 things which have made 2023 our most memorable year yet!
We have 1 vision at MSIP – to be a global reference for collaboration across innovation, manufacturing and skills development, in sustainable innovation – and this has never changed. Last year marked so much progress in making our vision a reality…
We welcomed 2 new members to the MSIP team – John started in March as our in-house electrician, and Isabelle joined in September as our Parc Facilitator. We’ve also now welcomed Grant to the team, as our Innovation Manager, in early 2024 – bringing our team total headcount to 20.
The 4th cohort of our successful Accelerator Programme was delivered, bringing the number of companies who have successfully participated in the MSIP Accelerator Programme to 41.
Silva Spoons Café officially opened in November 2023, located in our fully accessible Innovation Hub. You can get a soup and a sandwich for £5, a tasty deal if you ask us!
We launched on TikTok, meaning we are now growing our audience and brand presence across 6 different social media channels. In 2023 we shared 254 socials posts, and continue to engage with our audience in the best way we can.
The MSIP Innovation Hub launched at the end of the year, offering 7 bookable spaces for our audience to use – the Spark Suite (comprised of three adjoining workshop spaces), the Spark Chamber, and three meeting rooms.
Our three high-quality meeting rooms include interactive screens and hybrid meeting technology. The Rowan Room is our smallest meeting room and can accommodate up to 8 people at a time, for £100 per day.
Our Innovation Hub Events Space is a versatile option to run various styles of events. So far, we have delivered 9 different events in the events space, each with their own style. We love thinking creatively of how we can adapt this space to suit the needs of the event host!
10(00+) young learners attended the second annual Regional STEM Expo, hosted in The Skills Academy in September.
We experienced 11 storms in the UK last year, which did impact MSIP. The changing weather patterns demonstrate why it is more important than ever that we continue our mission to tackle climate change and make a positive impact on the environment.
The Birch Room in the Innovation Hub can accommodate up to 12 people at a time and offers great views of the Parc entrance, all for £120 per day.
We kick started the launch of the Innovation Hub in November with a busy events programme, hosting 13 events within the first month of opening, welcoming 410 visitors to the space.
Our Innovation Labs have become a popular option for early-stage businesses or those looking for additional space for short term projects. We now have 14 flexible labs, that can be booked on a month-to-month basis, which include access to a dedicated meeting room and Makerspace.
We love welcoming new visitors to the Parc, particularly in our creatively designed Innovation Hub Co-Working Space. With 33 hot desks, CozeBooths and quiet pods, this space has been designed to enable collaboration as well as a good day of work! So far, we’ve welcomed 15 guests to this space. Will you be our next?
The Pine Room is our largest meeting room in the Innovation Hub and can accommodate up to 16 people at a time, for £175 per day. With floor to ceiling glass, this room is a vibrant and engaging space to hold your next meeting!
We have an exciting mix of tenants currently located at the Innovation Parc. By the end of 2023, we had 17 companies based at MSIP – 14 permanent tenants and 3 short-term users in the Innovation Labs.
The outdoor space at the Innovation Parc is a big priority for us, now that our physical spaces are open and welcoming guests. As we get into 2024, we’ll be looking at this more. To kick start that, we planted 18 different species of plants around the Parc in 2023, to encourage diversity and resilience for our outdoor space throughout all seasons.
The Innovation Hub is now in full swing, with visitors using our co-working space, meeting rooms, event space and café. We had 19 bookings in November alone, and that number is quickly increasing in 2024. You can book a room or desk or enquire about an event space using the dedicated buttons on the home page of our website – www.msipdundee.com.
We have many high-quality industrial units at the Innovation Parc. We used the biggest space we have – our Telkes and Foote Units, which are 20 thousand square metres combined – to host our second Demonstrator and Showcase event last year. It was a great way to show the space to potential tenants.
Our Innovation Campus is now open to the public. Did you know you can walk the perimeter of the campus area in around 21 minutes? That’s a nice lunchtime stroll white enjoying your soup and sandwich from Silva Spoons Café!
We have different spaces in the Innovation Hub that can be used to suit the different needs of our audience. One of our favourites is the auditorium staircase – with 22 stairs accompanied by 6 bleacher style stairs (with colourful cushions for comfort). You can usually find someone from Team MSIP hanging out in this part of the Hub.
It was a busy and productive 2023, all done under the watchful eye of our 23(plus 1) – ok yes, 24 hour – security! On your next visit say a quick hello to the amazing concierge team – Scott, Vince, Elliot, Derek, Steve and Rab!
What a busy year it was. We can’t wait to see what 2024 brings!