People and partnerships

Working with our partners, we will collaborate with, and learn from our local communities. Together we can take a bold, innovative approach to deliver benefits for all of Bristol, the West of England, and beyond.

Our people

Our greatest strength has always been our people – from academic colleagues and students, to our supporters, partners and stakeholders. TQEC will expand this collective potential for mutual learning and knowledge exchange, by providing a dynamic space with exceptional facilities for research, innovation and education.

The campus will co-locate the University's Business School, a range of Engineering digital research groups and programmes, the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre, alongside dedicated space for enterprise and civic organisations.

The microcampus in Barton Hill has been running as part of the Wellspring Settlement since 2020, working with local communities to deliver workshops, teaching, outreach and collaborative research. The new, purpose-built Dental School opened in September 2023 on Avon Street, a short walk from where the main academic building will be.

Phase 1 of the University's TQ Research Hub opened in 2022 on Avon Street and is home to the Bristol Digital Futures Institute (BDFI), who are pioneering transformative approaches to digital innovation. MyWorld, a University-led programme for creative technologies, will join BDFI in 2024.


TQEC will help to forge more partnerships with our community, civic organisations and enterprise. By providing collaborative facilities and spaces for research, innovation and entrepreneurial projects, the campus will enhance our potential to come up with new ideas that can make a positive difference. It will also strengthen the data science, digital innovation, creative industries, cyber and quantum technology sectors that are already flourishing in Bristol and the west of England.

To achieve this vision, we're working in partnership with a range of organisations, including UK Research and Innovation and the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).

The wider Temple Quarter development is being delivered by a joint team of key organisations including Bristol City Council, Network Rail and Homes England.

This is a very unique partnership where we’re working across a range of ideas. Working in the same building with academics and students allows us to drive forward innovation. It gives potential that we wouldn’t get if we were based elsewhere.

Dr Venura Perera, Data Science Manager, LV= General Insurance
TQ Research Hub on Avon Street
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