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The Imperial White City Incubator
The White City Incubator is a home for early-stage companies and micro businesses focused on science and technology. We know starting a company can be daunting, so our offices and labs come with all the support, training, and services a company needs to grow. Since we opened in 2016, our incubator tenants have raised over £650 million.
Scale Space White City is a new scale-up community, designed to help innovative companies grow. We offer over 18,000 square metres of tailor-made space for high-growth businesses and scale-ups. Working with Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading digital venture builder, we bring together the best research, talent and business-building expertise to turn ideas into industries.
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The School of Public Health
The new School of Public Health at White City will provide collaborative, flexible, and interactive spaces for academics, collaborators, students and the local community. The building will house state-of-the-art facilities and to support modern advances in genomics, data sciences, community engagement, incubators, and educational facilities.
Sir Michael Uren Hub
At the Sir Michael Uren Hub we are improving the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and health conditions. Researchers here are finding new ways to detect cancer and dementia, develop musculoskeletal technology, and even improve bionic limbs. Made possible thanks to a £40 million gift from Sir Michael Uren, we have brought together over 500 engineers, clinicians and scientists to develop new and affordable medical technologies.
The Molecular Sciences Research hub
Home to our Department of Chemistry, the Molecular Sciences Research Hub is a state of the art facility for chemical and molecular sciences. We have welcomed more than 800 scientists, clinicians, engineers and commercial partners to advance research in areas such as clean energy, chemical biology, and personal healthcare.
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Facilities at the MSRH
- The Agilent Measurement Suite, with equipment to analyse complex samples of blood, wastewater, or industrial process streams.
- The Centre for Rapid Online Analysis of Reactions (ROAR), with equipment for synthetic planning and cutting-edge synthesis research.
- Our Chemistry Cleanroom, with equipment for the fabrication of perovskite technologies, and microfluidic devices.
- Our Computational facilities and specialists.
- Crystallography services where samples can be run, with support from our team of experts.
- The Mass Spectrometry Facility, with a range of spectrometers for different applications.
- Our Nano Lab, with particulate-filtered fume hoods for safe work on nanoparticles.
- NMR services, with six spectrometers currently in operation.
The Invention Rooms
The Invention Rooms are a unique space in White City. With cutting-edge facilities and friendly staff, we are inspiring a new generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and makers from the local area. The team runs a wide range of programmes including a tech drop-in session for older residents, coding clubs for young people and a range of pop-up events and activities throughout the year.
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Our Advanced Hackspace
Imperial’s Hackspace is a unique network of workshops, labs, digital modelling spaces and 3D printing rooms where staff and students can prototype new ideas, in one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world. Our ‘hack fellows’ are experts in commercialising new products, from robotics to synthetic biology and molecular fabrication.
The Dangoor Reach Out Makerspace
The Makerspace is a workshop and design studio for White City residents. Here young people in the local community can get hands-on experience of prototyping, using 3D printers, laser cutters, wood and metalwork machinery, and textile equipment. Our ‘Maker Challenge’ programme gives young people the opportunity to make anything from wearable technology to household gadgets.