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Barclays Eagle Labs [2022]


Impact for scaleups




Mentoring sessions


Funding readiness participants


Black Founder Accelerator participants out of 700 applications


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 along with Industry 4.0 expertise at many of the sites.  

A major focus for the Eagle Labs is 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. Dedicated programmes cover key sectors including GamesTech, EnergyTech, LawTech, HealthTech, and AgriTech. 

The successful Barclays Black Founder Accelerator is now in its third year. Barclays expanded the Accelerator in 2022, supporting 50 businesses to complete the programme. 

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

Barclays Eagle Labs [2022] website