Incubate your business
At the innovation centres we are committed to helping you cultivate and expand your business or idea. We will use our networks to provide support wherever you need it, we run a range of business support events, networking and conferences. We also have excellent links to regional business networks, the local academic community and accountants & solicitors.
This November we'll be hosting the 5th annual international BIN@ conference bringing together academics, entrepreneurs and commercial partners from across the globe to talk about Universities as engines of innovation and growth.
Ossila Case Study
Ossila Ltd was founded by organic electronics research scientists with the aim of providing the components, equipment and materials to enable faster and smarter research and discover. They are based at the Kroto Innovation Centre where they take advantage of the co-location with the National Centre III-V technologies clean room facilities.
In the past year they've had a huge recruitment drive nearly doubling the size of their team. This has been made possible by expansion of their product range into new areas and reinvesting profits into the company, as well as from a TSB funded grant project to facilitate further product development and expansion. Recently they have had a confirmation of a further grant starting in autumn to continue this growth. In that time they've also double the lab and office space they rent from us in The Kroto Innovation Centre
Ossila Ltd currently sell to over 200 research institutions in 49 countries around the world.