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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, in a COVID secure space. 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.

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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, in a COVID secure space. 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.

fusion processing
service robotics
flexys
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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.

Laura Stevens

Centre Director

Laura brings 30 years’ of experience as an international start-up specialist, commercial director, and SME strategy/marketing consultant. As Centre Director Laura drives the Future Space vision to foster innovation and collaboration between our pioneering businesses, UWE and the wider Bristol/Bath high-tech community.  

 

Parm Cory-Jones

Parm Cory-Jones

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.

 

Innovation Director

Aimeé Skinner

Innovation Manager

Aimeé is driving forward the innovation and business support agenda at Future Space for the c.50 resident companies. Aimeé knows the campus well, having gained a BSc and an Honorary MSc, both in Environmental Science, from UWE. She brings 8 years’ of corporate experience in regulated industries and is no stranger to the local innovation scene, co-organising the Bristol Innovation Group – a network of >150 innovators.

Emilie Smith

Customer Administrator

Emilie helps with administration, operational support and health and safety at Future Space. She has worked as a first aid trainer most recently, but has also dabbled in customer experience and project management in the telecommunications industry. She is studying for a degree in Chemistry part time with the Open University. She is originally from Australia and enjoys reading and hiking.

Abi Ross

Customer Experience Assistant

Abi trained to be an artist at Loughborough University, and since graduating has turned her hand to a variety of different professions. From running a luxury ski chalet in the French Alps to managing a temporary tattooing and face painting stall at festivals up and down the UK.  Born and raised in Devon, Abi is the Customer Experience Assistant at Future Space, here to greet you with a smile and help with all your general questions and enquiries. In her spare time she enjoys music, gardening, making clothes, skiing and cycling.

Sharon Chadwick

Sharon Chadwick

Lab Technician

Sharon has a background in molecular biology, and medical devices and has worked for several University spinout companies. She brings experience of working in many varied lab environments from Universities (with a Degree from Bristol University and PhD in Cancer Genetics from Birmingham University) to company labs (using many different techniques and pieces of equipment) which will hopefully be helpful for assisting the businesses using the facilities. 

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What's happening at Future Space

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

Future Space Guest Blog: Jack Thompson, Founder of Ginkgo Business Development

Jack joined the advisory_space programme earlier this year as our virtual in-residence Business Development and Sales specialist, providing expert advice and support to the Future Space community. We asked Jack why having a good network is so important for businesses.

An interview with Thanh Quan-Nicholls, Lead for the Digital Innovation Fund at UWE

Lead for the Digital Innovation Fund at the University of the West of England (UWE), Thanh caught up with us recently to talk about her role, some of the work the team do to support start-ups and SMEs, and their plans to expand  the business support offering in 2021.

Future Space businesses joining the B Corp movement

Five weeks ago, three Future Space businesses joined the B Corp Business Impact Assessment (BIA) cohort with Andy Hawkins. They set out on a 10-week programme to complete their BIA, the first step on the journey to becoming a B Corp certified company. We caught up with Andy Hawkins (Chief Purpose Officer, Business On Purpose) to see how the first half of the programme has progressed. 

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Join our growing community of innovators today.

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