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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.

Adtech

Assisted living

Autonomous systems

Robotics

Cleantech

Product Design

Export and sourcing

Medtech

Digital healthcare

Biotech

Small pharma

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!

Aimee Skinner

Our Approach

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.

"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

"As an early stage startup, the advisory programme has been invaluable. It's helping cover off vital business areas in which we simply don't have skill sets, such as intellectual property, legal advice and grant applications."

Luke Venn
Spry Care 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 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.

Case Studies

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

Mass Spec Analytical at Future Space

Mass Spec Analytical joined Future Space in early 2020. We caught up with Managing Director, Lance Hiley, to find out more about what they’re up to and how Future Space is an important part of their journey.

West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) at Future Space

We caught up with project manager Rosie Brown and project support officer Chris Padgett, to find out more about their work and how being at Future Space is integral to the organisation.

Q&A: Luke Loveridge, CEO at Homelync

“We’re working to address many of the problems faced by social landlords, including making homes more energy efficient, keeping rent affordable and supporting people living in their homes for longer”

Interested?

Join our growing community of innovators today.

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