Apply to use Launch Space

Apply for a free 12-month residency in Launch Space for your start-up.

Application criteria

You need to:

  • have graduated in the last three years from a UK university
  • have a business idea or pre-commercial start-up enterprise
  • be able to register your business (to get a company number) or register as a sole trader with HMRC
  • be committed to working on the growth of your business in the Launch Space facility (for physical residents) or to utilising the support available virtually if you’re a virtual resident
  • be aware that virtual residents’ businesses must be registered in the West of England region
  • have a high-tech and innovative business proposition
  • be looking to undertake Research and Development (R&D) of some kind.

What if I have an idea but not a formal business yet?

We recognise that you may have a business idea without having got to the stage of formally setting up the business itself. We can support you through the process of setting up a business, so please email the Launch Space Team at for more information.

Application process

Step one - apply

Submit your application online for 2018 entry. We will be recruiting in February, May, August and November.

Apply using the online application form

Step two - interview

If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to an interview. Interview dates will be confirmed.

Step three - induction

If your interview is successful, you’ll need to attend a three-day induction programme at Frenchay Campus.

We will contact you to confirm details of your induction nearer the time.

Step four - grow

Your 12-month Launch Space residency starts once you have completed your induction.

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