At Future Space, we understand every business is different. 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.

Join our collaborative Future Space innovation ecosystem and benefit from:

121 business support

  • Access start-up and incubation programmes
  • A network of professional advisors to support your growing businesses
  • Get inspiration and support in our peer-to-peer innovation forums

Find out more about companies based at Future Space

Collaboration opportunities with the university

  • Introductions to R&D teams and research centres
  • University-funded programmes, equipment and facilities
  • Access to talent through paid internships and student placements

Connections to the wider innovation ecosystem and business programmes

  • Workshops, training and events
  • Investment and grant opportunities

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.


Assisted living

Autonomous systems



Product Design

Export and sourcing


Digital healthcare


Small pharma

Speak to our Innovation Team

Thanh and Abi oversee the business needs of our community and provide practical business support for our residents. As well as running peer networks and 1:1 support, they organise expert advice for resident businesses, connect companies with the university, and design and develop a varied support programme of workshops and events. Our members can access advisory sessions from a range of experts, take advantage of discounts and access exclusive benefits.

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

Our Approach

We work with internal and external communities to put together events and relevant
workshops that can help you to deal with the real-life challenges you face when growing your

Examples include our Future of Health Care event for Bristol Tech Festival and the Data and AI
workshop with academics, funders and businesses in collaboration with the Turing Institute.
Our advisor sessions focus on practical advice covering areas such EIS (Enterprise Investment
Scheme), how to engage academics in R&D, and Q&As on funding opportunities and support

"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
(Future Space Alumni)


“Bristol is a fantastic area to start a business. There is so much support and being linked with UWE Bristol has been extremely beneficial. As well as funding, we have also had intern support funded by the University to help develop our software, and the Launch Space programme was invaluable.”

Zeke Steer

“The Advisory_Space initiative is a fantastic resource – I’ve already made use of PR & Marketing, Legal, and Business Development advisory sessions, and it’s comforting to know it’s there to book when I need it.”

Jenny Bailey

Working with the University

Future Space is part of the West of England University Enterprise Zone, led by UWE Bristol. We work closely with research centres and facilities to bring additional resources to our technology and life sciences companies including:

Through our Innovation Team you can make strong connections into the University, access talent and benefit from R&D activities, expertise and facilities.


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 our member-only website, you can access free advisory sessions from a range of experts, covering topics such as PR & Marketing, Recruitment, Intellectual Property, Funding, and more. We also work to bring you special offers and discounts across a range of areas, such as HR services, recruitment fees, and specialist business courses. This is all part of our support service, making sure you to get the most out of your time with us.

Additional University Support

As part of our service you have on site access to a wide range of support which will enable you to grow and develop your business further.

This includes:

  • Our on site Innovation Team who can support you with the development of your strategy and on making it happen
  • One to many workshops/information sessions/road shows organised by our in-house business support team
  • Expert delivered workshops on site from our resident specialists in all things finance and legal
  • Access to UWE academics and students for research/development purposes and internship’s and collaboration projects
  • Someone to help guide you in the right direction on each step of your business journey.

Case Studies

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

Future Space wins Tech South West Award

Future Space took home the Supporting the Sector Award at this year’s Tech South West Awards in Exeter.

Growth for Albotherm as they prepare for innovative commercial pilot

Earlier this year Albotherm announced a £1.6 million investment. Now they’re gearing up to pilot their carbon-saving product with commercial clients.

Perceptual Robotics: from university spin-out to global success

Perceptual Robotics tell us the story of how they grew from a university spin out to an international business with staff across the world.


Join our growing community of innovators today.