In partnership with the University of Bristol and Research England, our new incubator facility in the heart of Bristol is officially open, and Science Creates Outreach is launched.
At 8 pm on the 25th of November, a strand of bright yellow ribbon was sliced in two declaring Bristol’s newest incubator facility open for business. The night saw the new building in Old Market bustling with over 100 guests, including deep tech CEOs, academics and business people from Bristol and beyond.
It was fantastic to welcome so many people into the space for the first time and to see it in action, with 1023 (the Science Creates bar) in full swing and the upstairs event space a hive of conversation.
The state-of-the-art building has already welcomed its first occupants. Existing members of the Science Creates ecosystem Cytoseek, a biotech company developing the next generation of cell therapy to treat solid tumours, have already moved into their new labs as part of their business’s scale-up.
And this is only the beginning. We can’t wait to welcome a new generation of scientists-turned-entrepreneurs to our incubator. Developing advanced technologies such as AI, synthetic biology, nano technologies and quantum computing, deep tech companies will create innovations in this building that go on to tackle some of society’s biggest problems.
In further exciting news, the opening night also provided the perfect opportunity to announce the launch of our new educational charity – Science Creates Outreach. Charlie Proctor, COO of Science Creates and soon-to-be CEO of the charity announced it with a beautiful speech drawing on her experiences of being a teacher here in Bristol.
The Learning Lab, in the heart of the new incubator, will be the charity’s physical space where we’ll be collaborating with the local community and welcoming the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs. Through Science Creates Outreach, we’ll be inspiring and teaching school children to take ideas out of the classroom and into the real world, making sure the new building benefits as many people as possible.
We’ll begin fundraising for the new charity very soon, so if you’re reading this and are eager to get involved, don’t hesitate to contact us. Whether it’s donating a piece of equipment, running a hands-on deep tech session for young learners, or writing a cheque for supplies, we’d love to hear from you.
From the entire Science Creates team, a huge thank you to everyone who attended last week’s opening night and the talented, dedicated teams who brought this new building to life. It’s better than we could have imagined and will place Bristol firmly on the map for world-leading deep tech innovation.
Science Creates Ventures (FRN: 933134) is an Appointed Representative of Kin Capital Partners LLP “KCP”, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 656789).