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. At Future Space, we understand every business is different. That's why we have launched our advisory_space virtual in-residence initiative to give you access to free advisory sessions with a host of experts, when you need them. 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.
Export and sourcing
Speak to our Innovation Manager
Need to talk to someone about your business direction and Growth? Aimeé, our in-house Innovation Manager is on hand to give you advice and support.
Aimeé oversees all the business needs of our community and provides practical business support for our tech and life science residents. As well as running peer networks and 1:1 support, she organises FREE expert advice for resident businesses, connects companies with the University, and designs and develops a varied support programme of workshops and Q&As. Our community can also take advantage of several discounts and benefits, such as Amazon Web Service Credits, reduced fees with our partnered advisors, and free specialist memberships (e.g. Oxfordshire Bioscience Network).
Best of all, our support services are available to Future Space members for free!
We work with internal and external communities to put together interesting and relevant workshops and Q&As that can help you to deal with the real life challenges you face when growing your business. Examples include insurance workshops, talking to academics, and Q&As on funding opportunities and support networks.
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 Manager 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 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.
Find out more about the companies currently innovating within Future Space and benefitting from its in-house and UWE linked business support.
Indus Fusion: from start-up incubator to health tech innovators
Indus Fusion’s journey began here at Future Space and the University of the West of England long before they were officially founded in 2020. In June 2020 the team were awarded £75,000 from Innovate UK to develop an automated vaccine preparation service. We met up with their Co-founder Arthur Keeling to hear their story.
Service Robotics submit B Corp application
Last month Service Robotics took the big step of submitting their BCorp application. We caught up with their Business Development Manager, Imogen Keane, to hear their story.
Celebrating five years of Future Space
Five years ago Future Space became one of four university enterprise zones in the UK, co-located with UWE Bristol, as part of a pilot to see how having businesses on campus impacts better outcomes for both students and businesses. Find out more about what makes Future Space so great.
Join our growing community of innovators today.