Incubation programmes

Through our long-term partnerships, both in the UK and overseas, we offer business incubation programmes at our sites in Oxfordshire, the Liverpool City region and Edinburgh. These provide an attractive and all-encompassing package of support to ambitious early-stage technology businesses.

Each business incubation programme offers:

  • attractive funding
  • facility access and technical support
  • office space
  • hands-on business support
  • access to funding, investment, networking and collaboration opportunities

The ESA Business Incubation Centre UK provides an attractive package of funding and support to innovative start-ups developing technology for use in space or turning their ideas into profitable products and services using space technology. Find out more and apply to the ESA BIC UK.

The STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre UK provides business support and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small high-tech companies seeking to accelerate their innovative business concepts in high-energy physics technologies. Find out more and apply to the CERN BIC UK.

STFC Business Incubation Centre (Edinburgh only) is available to early stage high-tech companies seeking to grow their businesses in areas related to space, particle physics or another STFC discipline. Find out more and apply to the STFC BIC.

STFC BBSRC Biotechnology Business Incubation Centre (BioBIC) is available to early-stage biotechnology start-ups based at Sci-Tech Daresbury in the Liverpool City Region. Find out more and apply to the BioBIC.

Last updated: 1 December 2023

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