Internal view of the Enterprise Zone/Launch Space on Frenchay Campus

About Launch Space

European Regional Development Fund logo Located in the new £16m University Enterprise Zone on Frenchay Campus, Launch Space provides physical incubator space and enterprise support for graduate start-up businesses.

It’s part of a wider entrepreneurial community, housing the Future Space incubation facility and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory – making it a great environment for graduate start-ups to flourish.

We’re currently hosting a range of graduate-led, innovative and high-tech businesses at various stages on the start-up journey – so if you join us, you'll be working alongside other graduate entrepreneurs.

If you’ve graduated from any UK university in the last three years and have a business idea you would like to put into action, Launch Space can help you do just that. We’ll give you free desk space and business support for 12 months so you can focus on achieving great things.

Achievements to date

In just 18 months, Launch Space has supported over 50 businesses, with over £1.8 million funds raised by its residents and employment created for more than 90 people.

Launch Space is now well established in the regional start-up community, and is recognised for its unique ability to connect start-ups with the support and collaboration of the wider university and business communities.

Santander Start-Up Ambassador bursaries (SSAs)

The new SSA bursary aims to remove the financial disadvantage to pursuing the entrepreneurial career path.

Three recipients will each receive a £6,000 bursary (payable in six monthly amounts of £1,000) to help kick-start their career as an entrepreneur.

Graduates qualifying for the SSA awards will be selected on the basis that they:

  • have no identifiable means of income to fund their entrepreneurial journey
  • have a business idea deemed worthy of support and with high-growth potential.

The SSAs will:

  • be expected to commit to working full time on their business within Launch Space for a minimum of six months
  • be encouraged to engage with Bristol’s Santander Business team
  • provide students with valuable insight, guidance and support
  • engage widely with the University in its drive to support entrepreneurship.

Apply for your own space

Are you a recent graduate with a business idea you’d like to bring to life?

Apply for space

Visit Launch Space

Launch Space is located on our Frenchay Campus:

Launch Space
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
North Entrance
Filton Road
BS16 1ZG

Tel: +44 (0)117 32 81043

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