For Imperial spinouts and other companies starting up, finding space can be difficult, time-consuming and expensive – the last thing you need when you’re getting your business off the ground.   

Various options are available that have office and lab space tailored for startups, and are based on or near our campuses, allowing you to continue ongoing collaborations with the College. Many of them provide other types of support to help you build and strengthen your business.   

These facilities are concentrated at Imperial’s White City Campus, which has been designed to support an entrepreneurial ecosystem – a platform for innovation, entrepreneurship and multidisciplinary research, located at the centre of the growing White City Innovation District. For medical-related companies, it is conveniently close to Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial’s Hammersmith Campus.   

Dept space & Hackspace

Using department space and facilities

Spinout companies generally derive from academic research conducted in department labs and facilities. Some spinouts may be allowed to continue using the department’s facilities and equipment for a fixed period of time depending on a range of criteria, including availability and the department’s academic requirements. Any use of academic facilities must follow the College’s external interests policy.  Some departments may also allow external startups to access their facilities to enhance collaboration opportunities.