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Barclays Eagle Labs [2021]


Impact for scaleups




Mentoring sessions


Funding readiness participants


Global Connect participants


Investment raised by residents and alumni to date

Key sectors

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

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 [2021] website