innovation centres and incubators

There are a broad range of innovation focused communities and workspaces in Cambridge. Each with their own focus and unique qualities.

The Bradfield Centre

The Bradfield Centre has been purposely designed to accelerate tech businesses to new levels. Our goal is to attract smart, ambitious, like-minded entrepreneurs and companies from both Cambridge and around the world.

The Bradfield Centre

Aurora Innovation Centre

The Aurora Innovation Centre creates a space within British Antarctic Survey where new ideas, out-of-the-box thinking and new connections can lead to cross-science breakthroughs and new partnerships. Co-funded by NERC and University of Cambridge, the Aurora Innovation Centre aims to generate new academic, business and policy partnerships that focus on excellent research and entrepreneurial activity in the areas of climate change, environmental stewardship and technologies for challenging environments.

Aurora Innovation Centre

Biodata Innovation Centre (BIC), Wellcome Genome Campus

Leasable office spaces are within a range of dry lab units at sizes to suit individuals and early start-ups, through to larger and more established businesses. Unit sizes range from 19m2 to 330m2. Businesses located in the BIC benefit from the array of existing amenities and services on the Campus, including world-class information technology and bioinformatics infrastructure and services.

Biodata Innovation Centre

Accelerate@Babraham, Babraham Research Campus

The aim of Accelerate@Babraham is to support the development of science concepts, the creation of new companies and help to grow early stage biomedical ventures by providing access to equipped communal laboratories on short-term agreements, as well as guidance from mentors and introductions to investors.

Accelerate@Babraham

Cambridge Incubator, Barclays Eagle Labs

Cambridge is the home of innovation and to our flagship incubator where we actively support the thriving entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. We're a community of innovators, specialising in Artificial Intelligence (AI) with close links to the universities and to AI pioneers who are regular visitors to the Lab to share their knowledge and expertise with our members.

Barclays Eagle Labs Incubator

ideaSpace

Embedded within the University of Cambridge but open to all, ideaSpace is a community of founders and their teams, working alongside each other as they discover and develop new high impact business models. ideaSpace is home to over 200 members across their three locations in Cambridge.

ideaSpace

NIAB Innovation Hub

The NIAB Innovation Hub is a purpose-built facility in the heart of Cambridgeshire, facilitated by funding from the Eastern Agritech Growth Initiative. This unique centre has a particular focus on fresh produce and field vegetables generally. We welcome farmers and growers, food businesses, and other users wishing to engage in applied research work to reduce or re-use all forms of waste in the food supply chain and improve resource use efficiency in its production.

NIAB Innovation Hub

St. John’s Innovation Centre

St John’s Innovation Centre was established by St John’s College, part of the University of Cambridge in 1987 as part of St John’s Innovation Park, which now hosts a number of other buildings occupied by knowledge companies and professional services firms. The site provides a campus setting close to both the city centre and major transport arteries.

St. John's Innovation Centre

Cambridge Science Park Innovation Centre

Cambridge Science Park Innovation Centre provides secure, furnished work space at the heart of the Cambridge cluster. Flexible lease structures enable your business to expand over time, whilst only ever paying for what you need.

Cambridge Science Park Innovation Centre

Officers Mess Business Centre, Duxford

Here our office facilities are created out of spaces that were once used for the day-to-day running of the Officers’ Mess, now a Grade II listed building, and part of the historic Duxford Airfield in South Cambridgeshire. The Officers’ Mess offers all the facilities that come as standard at a Mantle Business Centre: serviced offices, co-working, dedicated desks, virtual offices and meeting rooms, equipped with the latest technology and 24/7 access.

Officers Mess Business Centre

TusPark

As one of the largest owners and operator of science parks and incubation facilities in the world, TusPark aims to create an environment that fuels creative and lateral thinking.

TusPark