Meet new people without leaving the office

We’ve made it our mission to create a community within Future Space, built on mutual respect and interest in developing future technology and innovation. Our aim is to bring together the best and brightest and help them develop, collaborate and grow. You spend most of your week working, so why not be surrounded by like-minded individuals with enthusiasm for one another’s ideas?

Connecting and collaborating together

There’s nothing better than to collaborate with your inspiring office or lab neighbour, pooling your resources and creating something great. 

At Future Space you can mix with creators in all kinds of industry. Our team work hard to plan events and casual meetups to bring members together to share ideas, showcase their work and create new opportunities for collaboration.


Our members

Our members represent the cutting edge of innovation: You can mix with creators in all kinds of tech industry, learn from each other and build lasting collaborations; as individuals, and as a community collectively.

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Our fantastic team

Our team brings a wealth of experience in managing lab and workspace designed for growing science and tech communities. You focus on your business, we'll take care of the rest.

Elaine McKechnie

Elaine McKechnie

Centre Director

Elaine can be found talking with customers and discovering all she can about our innovators. As Centre Director, Elaine’s main focus is providing the necessary services and support to enable the innovators based at Future Space to develop and grow. To contact Elaine directly, please email

Parm Cory-Jones

Parm Cory-Jones

Assistant Centre Manager

Parm oversees the day to day operational running of Future Space laboratories and workspace whilst also managing the team. Parm has worked as an Operations Manager for the past 10 years and is a keen traveller, having lived and travelled across Australia and the USA. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, cooking and writing short stories.

Ginny Common

Ginny Common

Centre Support Assistant

Ginny has a strong background in customer services due to a background in hospitality. She can be found helping with the day to day running of the Centre, organising meeting rooms and generally making people happy. Ginny has a love of good food, drinks and especially books, the main reason behind completing her English literature degree.

Nuala Foley

Innovation Director

Nuala Foley is a highly experienced business mentor and trainer having worked with many businesses to support them in their commercial development and skills enhancement. As Innovation Director for Future Space, Nuala will be sharing that experience and knowledge with customers through the provision of business support.

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Christoph Zimmer

Lab Technician

Christoph is a Diploma Biologist, specialising in molecular biology and biochemistry. He offers a helping hand in the lab, assisting in the use of the equipment and ensuring everybody follows health and safety regulations. Christoph is trained in DNA and protein extraction, western blot, genotyping, genetic engineering and cell culture. 

Ollie Collard

Innovation Manager

Ollie has worked in the business support arena since graduating in International Business in 2009. As Innovation Manager, Ollie is responsible for managing Future Space’s ecosystem partners, workshops, networking events and creating a thriving community. Ollie loves to travel, play sport and enjoys networking.

Jo Bressington

Centre Support Assistant

Jo comes to Future Space with a strong customer service background due to her time in the financial services industry. As our part-time CSA she is here to oversee the day to day running of reception and help with customer queries. Outside of work Jo loves to read and spend time with her with family.

An invite to innovate

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Case studies

Find out more about the companies currently innovating within Future Space.

Pertinax Pharma

How a University of Bristol spin-off grew to become the first lab customer at Future Space […]

Shadow Robot

How Future Space welcomed an esteemed robotics company to its list of pioneering science and technology companies […]

Open Bionics

Two businesses that started out with support from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) Business Incubator have recently expanded into Future Space offices […]