Designed for Deep Tech

The home of innovative science & engineering companies

Backed by the University of Bristol and Research England, our two central Bristol incubators, offer 45,000 sq ft of laboratory, office and event space for deep tech start-ups. Designed, built and run by our specialist in-house team.

We are deeply connected with the University of Bristol, supporting their world-class talent to take the next step into deep tech entrepreneurship. The University’s state of the art instrumentation, analytical services and expertise are all within walking distance.

We created our first incubator after discovering that there was no home for science companies in the city. Since opening in 2017, the building has become a hub of science and engineering entrepreneurship and is now bursting at the seams.

Our second incubator, located in Old Market, is on track for opening in 2021 and will have double the floor space allowing more much needed room for the city’s deep tech companies to grow.

Our incubators combine purpose-built laboratories, flexible offices, events space and cutting-edge instrumentation, designed, developed and run by our specialist in-house team who work with our member companies and network to provide mentoring, expertise and the resources needed for scientific innovation and business development.

Our incubators take no equity.

St Philips Incubator

St Philips Central,
Albert Road,
Bristol BS2 0XJ

St Philips Incubator


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Old Market Incubator

Kingsland Trading Estate,
St Philips Rd,
Bristol BS2 0JZ

Old Market Incubator


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Private Lab

Rent a ready-to-use, furnished space, or have us design and construct a bespoke layout for you.

  • Labs from 220-780sq ft (St Philips)
  • 300-1200 sq ft (Old Market)
  • Fully furnished options
  • Ducted fume cupboard labs


Bench Space

Rent a bench space in one of our shared laboratories. Ideal if you are just starting out or running a short project.

  • Flexible leases
  • Access shared instrumentation
  • Work with other innovators and entrepreneurs


Hot Desk

If you’re a small business owner or early-stage university spin-out, our hot desk membership is ideal for establishing a Bristol address and gives you access to our pioneering incubator ecosystem.

  • Two days per week use
  • Business address registration
  • Mail delivery and reception services
  • Access to our community digital platform
  • Access to printing, scanning and shredding*
  • Refreshments in our kitchen & breakout spaces*


*Additional cost


Dedicated Desk

All the benefits of a hot desk, plus:

  • Your own desk, chair and storage
  • A locker
  • Access to our high-speed network with dedicated bandwidth
  • Option for VoIP telephone installation*


*Additional cost


Dedicated Office

As your team and technology grow, scale up into your own private office within our incubators. Dedicated office membership gives your whole team all the advantages of a dedicated desk, with:

  • Your own office, with company name displayed, secured via numeric lock
  • Customise your space to suit your team’s needs
  • Hoovering and waste/recycling removal by the cleaning team

Incubators Team

Dr Harry Destecroix

CEO - Incubators & General Partner - Ventures

Dr Ashley Brewer

Centre Director - Incubators

Charlie Proctor

COO & Outreach Manager - Incubators

Adam Finnimore

Head of Communications - Incubators

Kay Russel Smith

Executive Assistant

Keith MacDonald

Chairman - Incubators

Patrick Fallon

Lead Designer - Incubators

Emily Clements

Receptionist - Incubators
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