Fusing space and ideas

Fusing space and ideas

We show futurists – the thinkers of tomorrow – the way to commercial and international success. Using an agile blend of bespoke innovation support and services, we commercialise technology, research and discovery.

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Everything in one space

Future Space connects entrepreneurs and tech innovators with scientists, researchers and graduate talent – to spark collaboration, innovation and growth.

With focused commercial support including innovation coaching, regular workshops, events and conferences, you have access to expertise right where you work and create.

Our office and lab space comes standard or customisable, so even your environment is tailored to where you’re at right now.

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The space of the future

This is the workspace of the future. A unique platform designed to forge connections and inspire fresh thinking, this is more than a building – it's a destination without boundaries.

A vibrant community that brings innovative coaching together with strategic partners and specialist advisors, we help you explore everything beyond your idea. With high tech facilities, lab and office space alongside access to research and funding schemes, potential partners and future customers, this is the space to get connected.

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Forward thinking

Co-located with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, at the heart of the main UWE Bristol campus, Future Space will drive the University’s ambitions to prepare students with entrepreneurial skills, spark collaboration between UWE researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs and commercialise the latest research.

Professor Steve West, UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor and President, said, “This is the latest venture that sets us apart as a technology-based university focused on generating opportunities for business growth and collaboration.

“There is no doubt in my mind that fostering an entrepreneurial atmosphere on our campus is a win for our students and our research community, as we know that by collaborating and nurturing business we create a climate of innovation that has a ripple effect.”

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Future Space is part of one of four University Enterprise Zones in the UK. The West of England University Enterprise Zone provides facilities and services to companies specialising in robotics, biosciences, medical technologies and other high tech sectors. 

The University Enterprise Zone has been led by UWE Bristol, with support from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Making the Makers

Future Space is managed by Oxford Innovation, who started by creating Europe’s first innovation centre – and now manage a growing network of centres across the UK. 

As a high growth business ourselves, we understand what innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses are experiencing. We know what works and we know how best to support you. We can also connect you to a network of over 1,000 businesses and you can use facilities in any of our locations (subject to availability). 

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At the heart of our centres

We move businesses forward by believing in

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The people who work there

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The success of their business

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The connections they make

The largest operator of innovation centres in the UK, with 24 and growing, Oxford Innovation is also a leader of social and economic development. By providing infrastructure for developing companies, we create financial return for building owners while contributing to the economy in region. This offers the businesses that operate in each centre reassurance for longer-term security and a proven growth model to help them succeed.

 

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Big thinkers

At Future Space, our experienced innovation directors support you with dynamic coaching for commercial advancement. With honed and highly skilled coaching, you’ll experience agile support for growth. 

Elaine McKechnie
Centre Director
Parm Cory-Jones
Assistant Centre Manager
Christoph Zimmer
Lab Technician
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