Whether you're interested in a particular area of support, or just wish to sanity check an approach or idea with an experienced ear, our on-site innovation support team are here to help. There is no fixed business support programme at Future Space, we understand every business is different. If we can’t help, we will find someone that can – either within UWE Bristol or our wider innovation eco system.

Speak to our Innovation Director, Nuala

Need to talk to someone about your business? Nuala, our in-house Innovation Director, is on hand to give you advice and support. Nuala specialises in providing practical, informative business support for the future tech community, and connecting customers with like-minded individuals through our commercial networks. 

Best of all, our support services are available to Future Space members for free! Find out how we can help today.

Access University connections & resources

Future Space is part of the West of England University Enterprise Zone, lead by UWE Bristol, providing facilities and services to companies specialising in robotics, biosciences, medical technologies and other high-tech sectors. As a result of this partnership with UWE, we can provide access to cutting edge research, expertise and facilities. Allowing you to push boundaries alongside cutting edge innovators and scientists in a collaborative space. 

Unlock sector expertise

Take advantage of support and advice from world-class research experts at UWE Bristol across the following sectors.

Adtech

Assisted living

Autonomous systems

Robotics

Cleantech

Product Design

Export and sourcing

Medtech

Digital healthcare

Biotech

Small pharma

Speak to our Business Support Team

Need to talk to someone about your business direction and Growth? Laura, our in-house Innovation Director and Ollie Collard, our in-house Innovation Manager are both on hand to give you advice and support.

They both specialise in providing practical business support for our tech and life science community, and connecting customers with like-minded individuals through our commercial networks. Our team can also provide training to our companies who have road blocks in their development and oversees all of the business needs of our community.

Best of all, our support services are available to Future Space members for free!

Our Approach

Our support system is developed based upon real life issues which our community face when growing their business. Workshops and group events are scheduled based on the outcomes of support provided by our internal support team.

"The facilities are exactly what small, growing companies need. We have utilised lots of business support that is on offer at Future Space, ranging from innovation support for our Research and Development, through to support with how to navigate the recent changes in GDPR regulation. A big draw is being able to network with the other businesses based at Future Space on a regular basis."

James Earl
MD of OR3D

"The innovation support has helped us in various ways, they've been able to introduce us to investors, supported us with legal clinics, but they are also there just to sanity check our ideas. It's been really useful to get an outsiders perspective on our ideas, and work together with our fellow Innovators at Future Space."

Liz Davidson
Esoterix Systems

"The decision to move the SSA’s Bristol office into Future Space was an easy one. The proximity to major engineering companies, access to the collaborative research activities within UWE, exposure to potential future employees from the UWE student population and transport links for colleagues and visitors made it an ideal choice."

SSA
Laurence Marks | SSA Ltd

"We have utilised lots of business support that is on offer at Future Space, ranging from innovation support for our Research and Development, through to support with how to navigate the recent changes in GDPR regulation. A big draw is being able to network with the other businesses based at Future Space on a regular basis."

James Earl
MD of OR3D

Access University connections & resources

Future Space is part of the West of England University Enterprise Zone, lead by UWE Bristol. This means that Future Space companies can benefit from short and long term support of students, academics, equipment and research projects.  Through our Innovation Director you can make strong connections into the University and provide opportunities to their students through research and internship opportunities and access to cutting edge research, expertise and facilities. Future Space is one of very few Innovation Centres with this support on our door step and this benefit has seen companies in the centre grow their company more quickly.

Additional support available

It isn’t just the On Site support that benefits Future Space companies, but the experts that are brought to you. Through the Innovation/Business Support team there are drop in clinics for legal advice, Research and Development Tax Credits, general accounting, investment, Intellectual property and marketing.  Part of the wider business support offering is to listen to the customer needs and seek out the support from the Future Space eco system.

Case Studies

Find out more about the companies currently innovating within Future Space and benefitting from its in-house and UWE linked business support.

Q&A: Charlotte Bermingham, CTO at Vitamica

“We are working to address the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance…aiming to transform the way clinicians make decisions on antibiotic prescription.”

Watch this space! Local artist Cai Burton comes to Future Space

We catch up with Cai Burton about his work, why art in the workplace is important and his plans for our meeting rooms…

Bristol Robotics Laboratory Hardware Incubator spin-out Homelync takes up residence at Future Space

“What is important to us is growing at a rapid but sustainable rate to ensure we make a real difference to peoples’ lives.”

Interested?

Join our growing community of innovators today.

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