The UK’s first dedicated destination for scaleup businesses is partnering with the University of Nottingham in a move that aims to link the city’s next generation of tech firms to expertise that will help them to innovate and grow.
Scale Space, which already hosts an increasing number of tech and life science scaleups at its Nottingham and London bases, has agreed a partnership with the university which will see them use their combined expertise in digital innovation and research to develop new ideas, provide advice, and be a gateway to talent for scale-up firms.
The finTech and data innovation Hub will be based at Scale Space Nottingham on Wollaton Street, where a research team from the university’s Faculty of Social Sciences will work alongside fintech and other digitally-driven scaleups to develop technology and business innovations.
Scale Space says the move will link the city’s next generation of tech firms to expertise which can help them innovate and grow.
Scale Space was originally created to provide dedicated space and support services targeted at digital scaleups, including innovative tech firms which have gone beyond the start-up stage and are growing rapidly. The partnership in Nottingham follows a similar venture in London’s White City where Scale Space has partnered with Imperial College London.
The collaboration between Scale Space and the University of Nottingham also forms part of the university’s new programme, Digital Nottingham, which has ambitions to transform its home city through data science, technology, and innovation.