Formation Zone launched in 2008 as a way of providing support to creative start-ups. Since then, we have grown to support many more sectors and offer office-space and business support in locations across Plymouth and Cornwall.
In Plymouth, businesses can choose between two reputable locations, with affordable desk space available to rent in both our on campus, City Centre hub and our new space at Plymouth Science Park.
Formation Zone is an initiative of the University of Plymouth, and is run by the Research & Innovation directorate at the University of Plymouth as part of The Cube: Business Creation & Growth Services support for businesses, students and graduates.
We also enjoy a strong partnership with Santander Universities, who support our work with students and graduates.
A strong track record
We have a 10 year track-record of helping both new start-up businesses and more mature businesses to improve productivity and grow.
Formation Zone has supported over 200 businesses in Plymouth alone, helping them reach their potential and create high value jobs that benefit business owners, the city, and the region
With almost 80% of businesses started in Formation Zone continuing to thrive, basing your business in one of our professional offices increases your chance of success.
Formation Zone in a nutshell
professional, vibrant workspace
your own desk
increased presence and profile
meeting rooms included
excellent quality, support from The Cube: Business Creation & Growth Services
peer support keeps motivation high
experienced management team
University of Plymouth knowledge & expertise
work alongside like-minded entrepreneurs
potential for collaboration
growing network of FZ alumni
network events and socials