Technology Business Incubation
How does BRL support and work with technology start-ups?
Robotics is an emerging sector with huge potential for the UK, identified by Government as one of 'eight great technologies' that will drive our economy. The Bristol Robotics Laboratory plays a leading role in supporting ideas and talent development; the start-up and growth of technology SME's and the take-up of their products and services by the wider market - all critical to achieving this potential.
Our Technology Business Incubator is a visionary pilot program to stimulate and support technology start-ups. It works with a full sample of undergraduate, graduate, post-graduates, staff and partner spinout businesses; ensures that we have an up-to-date and detailed understanding of technology start-up needs and enhances the BRL's creative and entrepreneurial culture. It provides valuable input to our taught courses, research and research exploitation.
Current Start-ups include:
- Altitude Tech
- Dawn Robotics
- Open Bionics
- Reach Robotics
- Surface Visual/Aralia
- Walk to Beat
BRL Start-ups - Awards and Honours
|Walk to Beat||2016
BRL Technology Business Incubator - Alumni
|Agilic||Founded by Harry Gee, an architecture graduate from UWE, Agilic is currently focused on developing and releasing its first product The PiBot to a global audience on the Kickstarter crowd-funding platform.|
|Folium Optics||Folium Optics was founded in late 2013 by John Rudin and Steve Kitson, formerly at Hewlett Packard Laboratories Bristol. They have over 15 years experience of developing novel plastic display technologies. Their colour reflective displays look great in all lighting conditions, are low power, thin, robust and can be curved and novel shapes.|
|Restech||Zan Nadeem is a UWE Robotics graduate and founder of Restech, an award winning, social enterprise that specialises in Robotics Education. Restech works with schools, youth centres, universities and various other type of organisations who work with young people and are interested in running projects with kids that involve: Robots, Programming, Computer Science and Electronics.|
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BRL facts and figures
Brief BRL Lab Specification
- BRL covers an area of approximately 3,500 sqm
- BRL consists of twenty six Research Bays
- All six BRL Laboratories comply to Containment Level 2 (CL2) standard
- BRL facilities include two Flying Arenas.
- The Large Flying Arena is equipped with an Infrared Motion Tracking System and an overhead camera