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Home to the curious

BioCity provides a home to the curious, to the radicals and the pioneers tackling the challenges that affect us all, globally.

Show me the money

Connecting promising ventures to the funds they need through investments, grants and funding networks.

Steeper learning curves

For startups, spin-offs and scaleups; we coach entrepreneurialism at every stage from idea to exit.

Look after the pennies

Pay-as-you-go lab equipment, complimentary business events, labs and meeting rooms all under one roof.

Culture of collaboration

Clusters of like-minded and ambitious people, connected. Collaborating across the corridor and the country.

Right place, right time

Scaleup space with easy-in, easy-out tenancy. Take on new projects and new people without the risk of lengthy leases.

But even more than this…

To the businesses based at our UK campuses, we are a cheerleader, a critical friend and a collaborator – so much more than a life science and business incubator.


Our approach is holistic. Built upon a genuine understanding of the realities of starting a new business (with five science parks across the UK – we’ve been there a few times ourselves) to create the right environment where ambitious businesses can grow and scale.

Strength in numbers

We invest in creating the best environment so our companies can focus on the nitty gritty.


The cluster effect of BioCity builds large communities of people, creating opportunities not typically available to start-ups and small businesses. Even the smallest firms can be part of, and do, something big.


We put our companies centre stage with shared press opportunities, pitching, exhibiting and speaking engagements with industry partners.


Attracting and keeping hold of talented staff is made easier thanks to quality perks like in-house coffee shops, exercise classes, social events and discounts at local gyms and restaurants.

And we do it with good reason…

Because it works

Over a twelve-year period, companies based at BioCity Nottingham had a 91% survival rate, incomparable with the average survival rate of not just start-up businesses, but those based at other science parks and life science incubators.


These companies not only survive, they flourish and receive headline grabbing exits, which for BioCity-based companies means growth at scale, buyouts, mergers and acquisitions.


These successes are also felt outside the lab. Regions surrounding these ever-increasingly successful clusters benefit from their positive socio-economic impact; university talent remains, new jobs are created and inward investment follows.

Because we ‘get it’

Entrepreneurs are not ‘an Everyman’, they work with a determination, a drive, an endless energy and commitment to turn a great idea into reality…


At its inception, BioCity was labelled a ‘white elephant’. In 2003 the concept of 360° support available within a self-contained campus was unheard of. A small team of dedicated people fought hard to turn that great idea into reality, a reality which is now replicated throughout the UK.  But we’re not finished yet.


We continue to work tirelessly for our companies, our industry and our geographic communities, watching them grow and succeed.

Behind every door is someone trying to make something happen, something that has the potential to revolutionise healthcare. Our job is to do all we can to help them and to make sure it happens.









*Relates only to BioCity Nottingham’s first 13 years

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