The UK motorsport industry is the most advanced and most successful in the world ,and Formula 1™ represents the pinnacle of technological innovation and design.
Silverstone is at the centre of British technological innovation and education. Strong collaborative relationships are in place with, amongst others, the University of Northampton, Cranfield University, Tresham Institute and Northampton College. Plans are underway to integrate aspects of course provision into the day to day operations of Silverstone’s business, providing a real life context for students to apply their learning. In addition, Silverstone’s five circuits provide the motorsport industry with easily accessible test facilities throughout the year.
The line up of precision engineering and advanced skills based at Silverstone has resulted in heavy investment from global manufacturers to help build their brand, and take advantage of what engineers can deliver to the products of the future.
The objective is to create a community that encompasses education, research and development, manufacturing and design, and lateral integration with other high tech industries such as the defence and aerospace industries.