How Future space at UWE Bristol welcomed Open Bionics to their growing list of innovators..
The nationwide competition has been created to identify the next generation of high-growth businesses. The winners can choose a tailored package in-line with their requirements and what support is needed. The unique offering includes:
- private/shared/lab/virtual workspace up to the value of £5,000 (offering current Future Space customers a discount on their existing tenancy)
- business coaching which will be delivered locally by expert consultants who are part of the Oxford Innovation network
- and opportunity to pitch to investors.
"Future Space is a hub for energetic companies hungry for growth and success. Open Bionics has taken advantage of Future Space's open offices to grow the team and set up a manufacturing and assembly unit"
Sammy Payne, co-founder of Open Bionics
Open Bionics manufactures a range of electronically articulated false hands, coming in a range of colours and styles to help young amputees come to terms with the impact on their sense of identity after losing a limb. Reach Robotics, founded after chief executive Silas Adekunle graduated in robotics at UWE Bristol two years ago, develops custom-designed gaming robots. The 12-strong firm, backed by private investment, is poised to roll out its products on the international market as their next step in their expansion.
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