Westcott Business Incubation Centre

COVID-19 update: Applications are open as usual and we’re able to deliver the same level of support and guidance remotely. If you have any questions please contact support@wbic.org.uk

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?

We may be able to help! We offer businesses support in two ways – providing facilities and expertise to incubatee companies, as well as with research grants of up to £5,000. Application criteria includes your organisations’ strategic similarities to existing Westcott companies, the strength of your business case, and the market potential of the resulting product.

You can 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 offer tailored business support packages for start-up organisations to help define your business idea and to develop a strong and compelling business proposition.

Research Grants

£5,000 ERDF Research Grants are available 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

Opportunity for one-to-one meetings with our experts

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Business Sprints

Tailored support package to accelerate business development

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Investor Readiness

Pitch training & links to finance & investor communities

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Access to mentors, industry, academia and other networks

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£5000 ERDF Research Grants