future space

An Innovation Centre for Start-Ups and Fast-Growth Companies

Our Mission
The Future Space mission is to power innovation in the region by providing an environment that supports high-tech, science-based entrepreneurs and innovators to grow.

Future Space is an innovation centre for start-ups and fast-growth companies. Based on the University of the West of England’s (UWE Bristol) Frenchay campus, within the University Enterprise Zone, the centre offers a range of office space, laboratories, workshops, and coworking facilities designed specifically for high-tech, science-based entrepreneurs and innovators.

Future Space is managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s largest operator of innovation centres, and manages a growing network of over 25 innovation centres in the UK.

Specialist facilities and links to leading University research and funding schemes, as well as on-site business support, is part of our model to give entrepreneurs and companies access to exciting opportunities for collaboration and growth.

New ideas and innovation are key to solving the greatest global challenges we face, from climate change and sustainability, to ageing populations and health. The Bristol Ecosystem is a vast support system helping entrepreneurs and innovators to do their best work Future Space and other innovation centres, accelerators and coworking facilities are critical in this system, providing workspace and facilities, business support and guidance, and valuable connections. We are here to help businesses grow, to enable innovation and the creation of new products and services that will shape the world in which we live.

Our Approach
In recent years we have seen Future Space residents developing cutting edge technologies, such as 3D-printed prosthetic limbs (Open Bionics), the world’s first cultivated pork belly and bacon (Higher Steaks), and first of a kind filters to prevent microplastics entering our water systems (Inheriting Earth).

Future Space supports a range of activity, with the flexibility for businesses to follow their growth journey. For example, early-stage businesses can start with a Connected membership, hotdesking in the shared spaces, then as the need develops there is the option to take a permanent desk, take a bench in a shared lab or workshop, and grow into dedicated office space, labs and workshops.

We believe that this multi-faceted approach is key for business growth, our continued success, and the evolution of the coworking space.

Join us
With an on-site community of nearly 300 people working in c.50 resident companies, as well as new virtual members, this is a dynamic and fast growing environment.

Get in touch with the team to find out how we can support your growth journey.

“This year we have seen massive changes to the way that we all have to work, with much more emphasis on flexibility. This has been coupled with huge uncertainty. As an innovation centre and coworking space, we have a responsibility to help our customers navigate these challenges and find new ways to support their growth.”

- Laura Crocken Stevens -Centre Director at Future Space

“We are constantly evolving to the changing landscape and demands of the ecosystem – right now that is being realised through the creation of more flexible options for entrepreneurs and businesses, from new virtual membership options and a new member website, to an entirely virtual in residence advisory programme. I’m sure there are even more exciting things to come".

- Aimee Skinner – Innovation Manager at Future Space

Future Space

futurespacebristol.co.uk
+44 (0) 0117-428-0200
North Gate (UWE), Filton Road,
Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8RB

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