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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

Scale Space White City is a 200,000 sq ft innovation and entrepreneurship hub developed in partnership with Imperial College London (ICL). Situated in ICL’s White City campus, the purpose built hub which leveraged the insights of the ScaleUp Institute in its development, co-locates member businesses with Imperial College Business School to foster collaboration, access to talent and provide developmental opportunities to leaders. 

Its mission is to help businesses scale up by creating a community connected to the talent and expertise of world-leading universities – including the Imperial College London and the University of Nottingham – along with the UK’s leading digital venture builder, Blenheim Chalcot. 

Within Scale Space, members collaborate, share best practice and facilitate connections between customers and suppliers through regular meetups and professional and social networking events. These connections give scaleups access to essential resources such as talent, research, contacts and know-how accelerating their growth.

Members are invited to participate in facilitated networking events and roundtable discussions, fostering the exchange of challenges and knowledge and promoting collaboration. Members also have access to a digital community platform, enabling further connections with peers along with access to research and insights on various business growth topics from Blenheim Chalcot, the universities and their expert partners.

Member scaleups can connect with students and graduates looking for industry experience and job opportunities through the Scale Space Careers Fair, attended by over 300 students each year, and through one-on-one support from a dedicated talent specialist. 

Other benefits for members include access to a curated list of trusted service providers. These include scale up specialists in accounting, legal, PR and marketing, R&D and learning and development as well as suppliers of laboratory equipment and consumables. Regular ‘lunch and learn’ and other learning and development events are hosted by Scale Space’s service partners and community members.

In the last 12 months, Scale Space has developed and brought onto market an additional 20 ‘serviced labs’ and has achieved over 99% occupancy. A total of more than 100 companies are now represented across its membership base including Imperial’s I-HUB building and Scale Space Nottingham.

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