Cambridge start-ups to benefit from £20m “state of the art” tech hub

Partnership between Central Working and Trinty College will see new centre open in 2017 and will aim to support 500 digital entrepreneurs

Digital and technology start-ups in the Cambridge locale are to benefit from the development of a £20m “state of the art” tech hub, set to launch early 2017 at Cambridge Science Park.

The John Bradfield centre, which will look to “nurture” 500 entrepreneurs, will be launched by co-work space Central Working – a Startups 100 company and winner of Startups Awards Service Business of the Year – in partnership with Trinity College.

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The tech hub will comprise of office space and support across 40,000 square feet and has received £4.8m funding from the  Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with construction starting on the 19 February 2016.

Central Working non-executive and former Techstars UK managing director; Jon Bradford will head up the centre once it’s complete.

Sir Gregory Winter, Master of Trinity College, commented: “In the John Bradfield Centre we aim to provide a nurturing commercial environment for translating science into successful companies, and for turning scientists into successful entrepreneurs.

On the news, James Layfield, Central Working CEO and co-founder, added:

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“Central Working has a proven track record of providing a nurturing, supportive environment to the UK’s most exciting growing companies, and we’re delighted to partner with Trinity College on this state-of-the-art business growth hub.”

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