Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurship


Kick-start your business

Kick-start your business

If you are graduating this year, or have graduated in the last 3 years, from ANY UK University, and would like 12 months FREE incubation space and support for your innovative, West of England based start up......

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Submit your application online by 5pm, 24th April 2017. Invitations to

interview will be issued on 17th May 2017

Interviews will be held at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on 23rd and 24th May 2017

3 day induction to develop your idea in the context of the UWE Enterprise Zone from 6thto 8th June 2017

12 month incubation and support starts on 19th June 2017

What is the Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurship?

Offering a year of free space and specialist support to graduate-led start-up businesses from across the West of England, the Centre can help your new enterprise to develop pre-commercial ideas and turn them into successful business enterprises.


Physical and virtual residencies are available to anyone who has graduated from any UK university in the last 3 years. Both options provide access to workspace, business advice, technical support and workshops. Residents will also build links with academics and can utilise university facilities.


Located in the new £16m University Enterprise Zone on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay Campus, the Centre benefits from being part of a collaborative environment that also houses the Future Space incubation facility and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

How is the Centre funded...?

The Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurship will receive up to £500,000 of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is the programme's Managing Authority.


Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects that support innovation, businesses, job creation and local community regeneration.

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Free workspace and support for graduate start-ups

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                   Applications for June entry now closed.

  Please contact us to register your interest for October 2017 entry