St John's Innovation Centre

St John's Innovation Centre

St John's Innovation Centre provide early-stage, knowledge-based companies with business advice, strategic consultancy, introductions and flexible accommodation.

Telephone: 01223 420 252
Address: Cowley Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB4 4WS
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.stjohns.co.uk
Membership type:Corporate 6-20 (£250+VAT pa)

St John's Innovation Centre was established by St John's College, part of the University of Cambridge, in 1987 to provide early-stage, knowledge-based companies with business advice, strategic consultancy, introductions and flexible accommodation. It was the first innovation centre of its kind in Europe and has become world-renowned for its success as a business incubator. The Centre is located at the heart of the Greater Cambridge technology cluster, in which it plays a pivotal role.

The philosophy of the Innovation Centre is to provide security and flexibility to tenants, and the Centre therefore offers an easy-in, easy-out policy with renewable leases for three years and the option to break on one month's notice.

St John's Innovation Centre exists to provide a dynamic and supportive incubation environment to accelerate the growth of ambitious innovative firms in the Cambridge region.  It is privately owned and commercially managed.

Growth Accelerator

Growth Accelerator

The national Government-backed GrowthAccelerator has had an impressive first year since it was launched in May 2012 to support businesses looking to double their turnover in the next 3 years.

SJIC Training

We offer a wide range of highly effective training programmes, all designed to help you grow your business and improve the performance of your people and your teams.

AttoCore supports expansion of broadband in Chalke Valley

AttoCore, the developer of ultra-mobile core network software technology, has announced its participation in the expansion of fixed and mobile broadband services in the UK’s Chalke Valley.

20 February 2019Read in full

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Applications now open for Pitchfest 2019

St John’s Innovation Centre is now accepting applications for the Pitchfest 2019 Spring cohort of ambitious companies with innovative products and services who have the potential to scale or who are already scaling and are looking to raise between £100k – £1m.

21 January 2019Read in full

Humanise your tech: UX specialist talks killer design strategy

St John’s Innovation Centre is hosting the fifth in a series of Merlin ICT interactive workshops aimed at researchers, post-docs, early-stage founders and SMEs to accelerate the growth of their ventures on their way to successful commercialisation.

3 January 2019Read in full

New workshop to help entrepreneurs create experiences turning users into customers

Building on the success of the MERLIN ICT Cambridge workshop ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’ - with David Gill as a guest speaker exploring principles of effectuation as an approach to entrepreneurship - the team at St John’s Innovation Centre is inviting researchers, post-docs, SMEs and start-ups to the fifth event in a series, ‘Interpreting the Customer and UX’ on 22nd January 2019.

12 December 2018Read in full

Join a space mission to Silicon Valley

Apply to join a fully-funded space mission to Silicon Valley

St John’s Innovation Centre is delighted to be a part of Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme, delivered by Enterprise Europe Network, organising a visit to Silicon Valley for businesses working in the space and satellite sector.

5 November 2018Read in full

UX strategist to share how to find customers for innovative technologies

St John’s Innovation Centre is delighted to welcome Dr Anna Mieczakowski as a guest speaker to its Customer Discovery event and networking lunch, taking place at the Centre on Monday 24th September 2018.

14 September 2018Read in full

Call for ICT researchers, post-docs, SMEs and start-ups

St John's Innovation Centre is looking for participants for a fully funded, market-driven R&D strategy innovation programme - MERLIN (Methodologies for Researcher Led Innovations).

7 September 2018Read in full

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Ramp up your pitching game: applications for new Pitchfest cohort open

St John’s Innovation Centre is now accepting applications for the Pitchfest 2018 Autumn cohort of ambitious companies with innovative products and services, which have the potential to scale or are already scaling and looking to raise between £100k – £1m.

21 August 2018Read in full

Applications for next Pitchfest cohort open

Applications for next Pitchfest cohort open

St John’s Innovation Centre is delighted to announce the dates for the Pitchfest 2018 Autumn Edition!

23 July 2018Read in full

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Pitchfest gains an experienced ally

St John’s Innovation Centre is delighted to announce its partnership with The Invested Investor for the 2018 Pitchfest series.

20 June 2018Read in full

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