Surrey Technology Centre

The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class reputation for its research and enterprise. The University also has a strong reputation for electronic engineering and is particularly well-known for its pioneering work in space and satellite technology. In addition world changing research has been conducted in vital fields such as safe water, sustainable energy, telecommunications, disease control and health. The University is also home to the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC).  The Centre is now the largest UK academic research centre dedicated to the development of the next generation of mobile and wireless communications. Bringing together leading academic expertise and key industry partners in a shared vision, the 5GIC will help to define and develop the 5G infrastructure that will underpin the way we communicate, work and live our everyday lives in the future.

The Incubation Centre is based within the Surrey Technology Centre on the highly successful Surrey Research Park, which is a 70 acre site near the University of Surrey campus. The Surrey Research Park is widely regarded as one of the best examples of science parks in the UK with a highly proactive track record. The Incubation Centre offers high quality office space, with facilities such as meeting rooms, reception facilities, high speed broadband access and an on-site cafe.

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Fact sheet

Capacity

40 desks in shared incubation space.  Units ranging from 150sq ft. – 890sq ft. within Surrey Technology Centre.

Physical Features

Just off the A3 on the outskirts of Guildford. Good transport links in and out of the Town, to A3, M25 and 30 minutes into Waterloo from Guildford train station. Based in the Park's Technology Centre (Surrey Technology Centre) on the highly successful Surrey Research Park, sharing many of its facilities including a good on-site café,  meeting rooms, reception facility, kitchen facilities, broadband, wireless data and telecoms.

Standard Features

Business acceleration model for virtual, pre-incubation and incubation stage companies which provides first class business support and acceleration, mentoring and investment support with the option of flexible office space.

Access to the University’s Angel Club – the Surrey 100 Club - the South East's leading angel investment network.

A wide variety of events, workshops and seminars are organised for members as well as investment readiness programmes, sales training, presentation training, access to finance and introductions across multiple networks.

Host University

University of Surrey - www.surrey.ac.uk

Key Academic Research Themes

Strong reputation for electronic engineering and is particularly well-known for its pioneering work in space and satellite technology. World changing research has been conducted in vital fields such as safe water, sustainable energy, telecommunications, disease control and health.  The University is also home to the first place in the world to test 5G technology, with the new centre expected to be completed by 2015.

Established networks

Culture

Guildford, a historic market town, lies as a gateway to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With picturesque villages at its doorstep, it's hard to believe the area is also within easy reach of London (around 30 miles away).

Attractions in the area include historic buildings, such as the National Trust's Clandon Park and Hatchlands Park. Another attraction is Guildford Cathedral, with its imposing exterior yet beautiful interior; it is floodlit to spectacular effect at night.

Theatres, restaurants and a huge variety of social activities abound.