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UWE Enterprise Zone

The University of the West of England Enterprise Zone provides a business ‘hatchery’, incubation and grow on space for businesses specialising in robotics, biosciences, biomedicine and other high tech areas. It has been developed in collaboration with the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and the University of Bristol with strong support from South Gloucestershire Council, the University of Bath and the West of England Academic Health Science Network.

Located on the University’s Frenchay Campus in former HP Lab buildings, the Zone promotes university-business collaboration, provides space for new and growing businesses, access to specialist facilities and expertise and business support. The £16.5m project was supported by £4m from the government with match-funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership, business and UWE Bristol itself. The Zone aims to generate over 500 new jobs and generate more than £50m for the local economy. The 4,000 square metre building provides laboratory space, offices and workshops, share start-up ‘studio’ space, communal space for networking and meeting, access to specialist equipment and technical support and business services.

UWE EZ comprises:

Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), the most comprehensive academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol, and home to a vibrant community of over 200 academics, researchers and industry practitioners.

Future Space Bristol has specialist facilities and access to leading University research and funding schemes. It’s the ideal location for entrepreneurs and growing companies in the science and technology sector. With on-site specialist business support, available to all customers at no extra cost, meeting rooms, and a dynamic community of innovators working at the cutting edge of their field, it’s the perfect space to grow your business.

The Health Tech Hub helps businesses to develop and bring to market new technology solutions which promote health and wellbeing, particularly focusing on independent living and citizen-centric health. HTH’s mission is to advance innovation in healthcare, to invigorate the grow of UK companies and to improve the quality of life for citizens. HTH identify and create opportunities for businesses, universities

Launch Space provides physical incubator space and enterprise support for graduate start-up businesses. It’s part of a wider entrepreneurial community making it a great environment for graduate start-ups to flourish. If you’ve graduated from any UK university in the last three years and have a business idea you would like to put into action, Launch Space can help you do just that. We’ll give you free desk space and business support for 12 months so you can focus on achieving great things.

 

 


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