Imperial Enterprise Lab
Daring to be different
We’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Whether you want to test an idea, tackle a global challenge, develop new skills, start a business or just meet interesting people, we’re here to help. With competitions, skills seminars, hackathons and expert mentors, we offer all the support you need to take your idea to the next level.
Imperial College Advanced Hackspace
Imperial’s innovation workshop
The Advanced Hackspace in White City is Imperial’s world-class prototyping hub. We offer Imperial students and academics three purpose-designed prototyping and fabrication workspaces, a team of hacker experts and all the latest equipment to help bring your ideas to life. Alongside our state-of-the-art facilities, we are home to a lively community, offering advice, workshops, training programmes and grants to encourage innovation and experimentation.
Imperial White City Incubator
The White City Incubator helps science and technology businesses to survive and thrive. More than just a place of work – we’re a community of talented and innovative entrepreneurs offering support, training and laboratory and office space to early-stage deep science startups with less than £5 million investment on joining. We also help to establish new networks between Imperial and the local science and technology community.
From research to the real world
Techcelerate is a customer discovery programme that helps research staff turn their research insights into viable business ideas. Over three months, researchers receive training, mentoring and funding to get out of the lab and talk to potential customers, investors and collaborators about how their ideas measure up to what the market needs.
Accelerating medical innovation
MedTech SuperConnector (MTSC) accelerates the early-stage development of innovative medical technologies, including devices, diagnostics and digital healthcare solutions.Led by Imperial but combining the expertise of eight academic institutions, MTSC offers earlycareer researchers the funding, training, advice and access to industry partners they need to help fast-track the translation of their research discoveries.
Helping great innovations scale into great businesses
We’re a scale-up community based at White City, bringing together the UK’s leading venture builders and universities to help innovative businesses scale. Scale Space is a unique network of venture builders, universities, corporate innovators and growing businesses, brought together to unlock the potential of UK innovation.