Building work will start next month on a £6 million business centre at Anglia Ruskin University's Chelmsford campus.
The Anglia Ruskin University Medical Business Innovation Centre (MedBIC) will support new medical technology companies.
The new centre will open in spring 2014, and is expected to create up to 120 jobs in its first three years. It will house engineering research laboratories, offices and meeting space. Anglia Ruskin, Chelmsford City Council and Essex County Council are collaborating on the project.
Professor Michael Thorne, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, said: “Our aim is that the Anglia Ruskin University MedBIC, combined with the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus, will help Essex become a world-renowned centre of excellence for innovation.”
A man from Burwell is due to be sentenced on the 27th April for making a 'microwave bomb' which brought Cambridge city centre to a standstill.
Last month Robert Baker, 27, pleaded guilty to placing a suspect device in a microwave.
On the 27th September 2011 military bomb experts were deployed from RAF Wittering after Baker, of Toyse Lane in Burwell, placed a plastic drinks bottle containing copper piping inside a microwave at Wellington House.
The offices, which are on East Road in Cambridge, were evacuated along with parts of Anglia Ruskin University. Hundreds of office workers and students were locked out for six hours while police searched the area.