Construction has begun on Unit DX, a new lab space and science incubator in central Bristol. This brings much needed facilities and support to the growing number of entrepreneurs in the city, adding a new scientific dimension to the already thriving Bristol tech scene. Unit DX is announced in partnership with Global No.1 university-led business incubator, SETsquared.
Of the 183,000 life sciences jobs in the UK, over half of these are located in the ‘golden triangle’ of London, Cambridge and Oxford. Unit DX will help to ‘translate’ Bristol’s scientific research into commercial business opportunities.
The facility will provide entrepreneurs with 10,000 sq. ft. of high end laboratory space and another 5000 sq. ft. of office facilities to support cutting edge technologies. Unit DX will also provide access to mentoring and business support, as well as links to investors and industry networks through its partnerships.
We at Invest Bristol and Bath have been working in partnership with Unit DX and Rick Chapman, High Tech Sector Specialist at IBB said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Unit DX as this incubator space will be a great asset to the city, further strengthening our position as a leading destination not only for the tech community, but also the scientific community. We’ve been linking them into our networks and connecting them to key stakeholders to support the venture and will continue to work with them as they become a key partner for our soft landing of new investors to the region.”
Unit DX will open its doors in early 2017. Further information can be found at www.unitdx.com