Innovate and grow

Business support, innovative new ideas and technologies that will help you thrive.

For new businesses, we have a long history of launching and nurturing through our sector leading incubators. Work with us to help you to grow.  

For established businesses, we can connect you with technologies, start-ups and people that will help you innovate and thrive.

Together, we can create new solutions and ways of engaging.

Some of the ways that you can innovate and grow with us are:

License our technologies

Our Research Commercialisation team can help you to explore how our technologies could drive your business forward. Contact the Research Commercialisation team to talk about our technologies that are available for licensing.

Collaborate at our enterprise hub

Engine Shed is a thriving business and community hub located next to Temple Meads station. It’s the ideal place to bring teams together with a range of spaces made for collaboration. It brokers partnerships and delivers programmes that support inclusive and sustainable economic growth for the region.

Business support and incubation

We offer a range of business incubation and tailored programmes to help you to start or grow your business. 

Link up with specialist centres:


SETsquared Bristol is a world-leading tech incubator for start-ups, offering early-stage entrepreneurs a bespoke business programme.

Quantum and deep technology

The Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre offers a 12-month pre-incubation programme providing tools and training to develop quantum and deep technology businesses.

The Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC) offers affordable access to two high specification laboratories, a flexible laboratory space, office space and specialist technical advice for emerging quantum enhanced and quantum inspired businesses.


Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) Hardware Incubator supports hardware companies to progress from desktop prototypes, through to batch and mass production.


Pervasive Media Studio offers residencies for over 100 artists, creative companies, technologists and academics exploring experience design and creative technology.

The Network for Creative Enterprise offers business support for creative individuals and small companies to develop a creative idea into an economically sustainable business. 


Science Creates has laboratory, office and event space for deep tech start-ups in its incubators Unit DX and upcoming Unit DY.

Invest and support

Discuss how you can support entrepreneurs or invest in early-stage companies.

Contact us 

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