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Scale Space [2022]


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

Building upon the work of ScaleUp Institute on the importance of hubs and clusters and the need to address the scaling challenges of access to markets, talent, infrastructure and leadership, Scale Space’s purpose is to help businesses to scale by creating a community connected to the talent and expertise of world-leading universities such as Imperial College London and the University of Nottingham and UK digital venture fund, Blenheim Chalcot.

Innovative scaleup and early-stage businesses are co-located with companies in the same sector and at the same stage of development. Members share knowledge, good practice and facilitate customer and supplier introductions via working groups, monthly meet-ups and hackathons. These powerful connections provide scaleups with access to talent, research, contacts and know-how that are vital to fast track their growth. Scale Space White City, was built in collaboration with Imperial College and offers a 23-acre platform for innovation and entrepreneurship within Imperial’s major new campus. Scale Space Nottingham, launched in 2021, has partnered with the University of Nottingham to create a FinTech & Data Innovation Hub based in its Wollaton Street building.

Scale Space offers a network of growth expertise including venture builders, academics, researchers, tech leaders and scaleup experts dedicated to scaling and innovation. Scaling businesses can book half an hour with a serial entrepreneur to collaborate on key topics they need support with, or join exclusive roundtable events. Additionally, access to the community platform allows businesses to access research and insights on business growth topics including case studies, research, and insights from Blenheim Chalcot, the universities and their expert partners.

Scaleup residents are able to access talent through connections with students and graduates looking to gain industry experience and monthly clinics for recruitment guidance, talent scouting opportunities and research consultancy. 

Furthermore, introductions to mentors are made through their match-making programme, while members can also access a curated list of trusted service providers, including tech experts, R&D support, brand builders and training providers. 

In 2022, Scale Space White City made available a series of wet labs, ranging between 500 to 1000 sq. ft that can be modified to the business requirements ahead of the opening.

Scale Space [2022] website