Our Awards

We don't just have a great track record of success,
we're award-winning as well

UKBI Achievement in Business Incubation Award

Not only are we the only accredited business incubator in Plymouth, UKBI recognised our high quality service and excellent track record with a national award for Achievement in Business Incubation in 2013.

UK Business Incubation (UKBI) has been the UK’s principal authority on business incubation, business incubation development and best practice since 1998.



NEF: The Innovation Institute Accreditation

The University of Plymouth is the first higher education institution in the country to receive accreditation from NEF. Among the areas that led to the award are the entrepreneurial experience of the centre managers, the focus and support for client businesses, particularly young entrepreneurs, and the use of things like business competitions and entrepreneurs-in-residence.

NEF: The Innovation Institute brings together the New Engineering Foundation (NEF) and the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE) to create innovative strategies, conduct accreditations and deliver professional development programmes.


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“In the South West, only 45 per cent of businesses are still trading after five years. Businesses started in Formation Zone have a survival rate of over 80 per cent. It’s not just a great environment, statistically it’s where you want to be!”

Martyn, Fuel

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