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Programme

Barclays Eagle Labs

Infrastructure

Impact for scaleups

24

Sites

430+

Mentoring sessions

498

Funding readiness participants

90

Global Connect participants

£1.7bn

Investment raised by residents and alumni to date

Key sectors

Building & Construction Creative, digital, film, games & media Defence & security Engineering / Advanced Engineering Environmental Science & Technology Farming, fisheries & forestry Finance Food & drink Healthcare Impact ventures / Social Impact Life Sciences & Biotech Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Professional services Technology & Communications Transport & Logistics

Eagle Labs is a growing national network of growth spaces that provide business incubation, mentoring and co-working as well as office space for ambitious high-growth businesses. The Labs offer digital skills development and rapid prototyping through onsite digital fabrication equipment and Industry 4.0 expertise at many of the sites.  When Covid-19 hit all dedicated growth programmes were moved to be run virtually.  

A major focus for the Eagle Labs is on creating a community of like-minded entrepreneurs in a collaborative work environment with access to peers and opportunities to maximise growth through digital connections, curated events and funding opportunities.

Eagle Labs also specialise in positively disrupting key industries by linking major corporate players, industry bodies, and leading universities with ambitious businesses to enable rapid innovation and investment. In 2020 GamesTech and EnergyTech were added to the dedicated  LawTech, HealthTech, and AgriTech programmes. 

The successful launch and delivery of the Barclays Black Founder Accelerator in 2020 saw 25 Black founder-led companies go through the programme. In 2021 Barclays expanded the programme to support 40 businesses, the second cohort begins in November 2021.

Eagle Labs have also run two seasons of the Funding Readiness Programme in 2021 and two seasons of Global Connect to immerse scaleups in international markets, including Silicon Valley, and with a focus on raising international funding. 

                       

Barclays Eagle Labs website