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Barclays Eagle Labs [Annual Review 2020]


Impact for scaleups




Lab residents


Jobs created in 2019


Entrepreneurs supported


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

Barclays Eagle Labs are a growing national network currently based in 24 sites covering all areas of the UK. The Labs provide business incubation, mentoring and co-working as well as office space for ambitious high-growth businesses.

Digital skills is an increasing focus and many of the labs’ experts provide businesses with the opportunities for digital skills development and rapid prototyping through onsite digital fabrication equipment and Industry 4.0 expertise.

The network aims to cultivate a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and scaling business leaders, with access to peers and opportunities to maximise growth through digital connections, curated events and funding opportunities. Member businesses have access to and licence to use the entire Lab Network. More sites are in the pipeline.

Eagle Labs have also developed dedicated LawTech, HealthTech and AgriTech industry-aligned programmes in which businesses are brought tougher with leading corporate players, industry bodies and universities to encourage collaboration and enable rapid innovation and investment.

In 2019, Barclays launched the spin-out Barclays Labs to specialise in creating a series of international corridors – starting with San Francisco – that will provide UK high-growth businesses with access to international markets. They will operate by immersing them in the culture and best practices from the region.

Barclays Eagle Labs [Annual Review 2020] website