Helping your Business Fly
At Lincoln, we're dedicated to helping great business ideas get off the ground to become successful start-up enterprises. Since our award-winning Sparkhouse business incubation centre was established in 2003, it has supported more than 300 new businesses to find their feet.
Sparkhouse provides an environment that gives new businesses access to specialist support services, knowledge and facilities. Its office accommodation offers stepped rental packages with access to training seminars and workshops, networking events and a range of other business support. It can also provide virtual tenancies for new businesses that want to benefit from support services but don't need physical office space.
Learn more about Sparkhouse at: www.sparkhouselincoln.co.uk
Start Your Own Business
Our dedicated Business Incubation Team offers a range of services:
Mentoring, Help, and Advice
Guidance on starting your own business, from initial concept to the legal considerations of launching a new enterprise.
Shape your entrepreneurial idea into a workable business plan for prospective business partners or funders.
Funding and Finance
Work out cashflow, capital requirements and profit margins, and identify potential funding sources, so you can start on a sound financial footing.
Get help with market research to refine your product or service, establish its space in the marketplace, and spot new opportunities.
Kickstart Your Self-Employed Career
Do you have an idea for a business? Do you like the idea of working for yourself? Student Enterprise at the University of Lincoln offers a wide range of support to all students and graduates looking to get started in self-employment.
Agri-Tech Start-Ups and the Eagle Lab Farm
Located at the Riseholme campus, the Eagle Lab in Lincoln houses state-of-the-art facilities, including a robotics lab, a demonstration packhouse and a model refrigerated supermarket aisle. These are complemented by traditional facilities, including 80 beef cattle and 160 sheep to develop cutting-edge AgriTech research, and helping UK agriculture to become the most digitally enabled farming industry in the world.
Businesses based at the Eagle Lab can benefit from:
- Co-working environments and private offices
- Mentoring and business expertise
- Event space and meeting rooms
- 3D printing
- Potential access to funding
Get in Touch
If you are interested in finding out how the University of Lincoln could help your business or organisation, get in touch with our Research and Enterprise team and we will work with you to find a solution that's right for you.
Research and Enterprise
University of Lincoln
UK: 0800 915 5278
International: +44 (0)1522 837200