Our world-leading facilities

At Bristol Digital Futures Institute, we’re developing a globally unique research facility right in the heart of Bristol, one the most productive tech clusters in the UK.

Bristol is the perfect size & make-up for meaningful engagement with local communities. We're also at the centre of innovation; as a region, we already host open testbed infrastructures across key sectors, including 5G, autonomous cars, digital health, cybersecurity, quantum and robotics. 

At the University of Bristol we do world-changing research, using our expertise to tackle global challenges, solve practical problems and mentor future generations. 

The city is also home to SETSquared, the world's number one university business incubator.

Our full-scale facility will be based at the planned Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, which is set to deliver more than £600m of employment and financial benefit to the region’s economy over the next 10 years.

We’re currently planning the following spaces: 

  • Neutral Labs: A co-creation environment for the University and the region’s communities

  • Reality Emulator: a globally unique facility to research and test new technologies in alternative futures
  • Instrumented Auditorium: a highly interactive viewing environment and space for groups of people to make collective decisions 
  • Digital Health: a secure space where companies, the public and academia can co-design digital technology that will improve our health
  • Cyber suite: a specialist centre for research in preventing cyber-attacks and exploring issues around data privacy and trust 

Interested in finding out more? Get in touch: bdfi-enquiries@bristol.acuk


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