At Bristol Digital Futures Institute, we’re developing a £29m+ globally unique research facility right in the heart of Bristol, one the most productive tech clusters in the UK. These detailed descriptions explain how they will work, why they are special and the difference they can make to your team and projects.

The first phase of this development is the conversion of two former 200 year-old industrial buildings into our home for new world-leading facilities.

When fully complete, up to 250 people will work in our specialist spaces, collaboration areas, training and meeting rooms.

Find out more about our new home, it's history and our journey to be part of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.

Neutral Lab

A one-of-a-kind experimental collaborative space where project teams from different sectors, backgrounds and disciplines can co-design their working environment, develop their project and new sociotechnical research.

Reality Emulator

A sector agnostic digital twin to drive the creation of future digital solutions with advance telecommunications technologies, open data platforms, powerful data centre infrastructure and immersive technologies.

Instrumented Auditorium

The Instrumented Auditorium will help researchers, partners and the public test new content and co-develop new technology with a modern, digitally connected projection room. 

MyWorld Creative Continuum

Advanced studio and virtual production spaces equipped for the future of production, dissemination and evaluation of screen based media.

Sustainable Campus Testbed

A new set of research tools to help embed carbon reduction technologies and practices and improve sustainability at the University.

Digital Health Node

A fully instrumented and secure space where companies, the public and academia can work with patients to co-design and evaluate new health technologies.

Security Infrastructure Suite

Bristol Cyber Security Group’s (BCSG) Infrastructure Testbed will be a core interactive and collaborative capability of BCSG’s new facilities.

Collaboration and partnership spaces

If you're interested in working alongside world-class researchers and facilities, join us in our vibrant partnership and collaboration spaces. Email bdfi-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Other facilities

Other digital facilities at the University: 

Nomadic Node

The Smart Internet Lab has completed the first prototype of its “network in a box” solution, called Nomadic Node.

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