Westcott Business Incubation Centre

Do you have a business idea that you would like to explore or develop? Are you looking at growing your start-up but aren’t sure how to take those next steps?

At Westcott Business Incubation Centre, we may be able to help.  We offer businesses support in a number of ways – providing facilities and expertise to incubatee companies, as well as research grants of up to £5,000. Various criteria apply in both cases, including your organisations’ strategic similarities to existing Westcott companies, the strength of your business case and the market potential of the resulting product.

It is possible to apply for both business support and a research grant at the same time, as well as independently of one another – follow the links below to find out more.

Application options

Incubation Centre

We can offer an incubation programme for start-ups organisations to help you define your business idea and to develop a strong and compelling business proposition...

Research Grants

We can offer £5,000 ERDF Research Grants for developing innovative ideas. These grants are not match funded and can be used for prototype development and other activities that will enable innovation in your business...

What we offer

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Free accommodation in a vibrant shared office space

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Expert Clinics

One-on-one meetings to access technical expertise

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Business Sprints

Intensive support to accelerate product development

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Investor Readiness

Pitch training & links to finance & investor communities

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Support for prototyping and access to test facilities

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Access to mentors, industry, academia and other networks