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122 England | Full Member UKSPA Directory 2017 The Forum is open to the public and is a space to meet, eat, collaborate, and network Innovation Birmingham Campus L ocati on Faraday Wharf Holt Street Birmingham B7 4BB C ontact detai l s Dr David Hardman MBE Chief Executive Officer E: Charlotte Crossley Head of External Relations E: T: 0121 260 6000 E: Innovation Birmingham Campus is the region’s leading location for digital and tech start-ups, providing office suites, meeting and conference facilities, and co-working opportunities for innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors looking to develop or fund innovative digital start-ups with high growth potential. With a range of campus facilities including the Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f), Serendip Smart City Incubator, and Cleantech for Acceleration programmes, co-working amenities, and flexible office units ranging from 115 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft, tenants have all the facilities they need to put them on the path to success. One Campus Opened in 2001, Faraday Wharf was the first building at Innovation Birmingham Campus and incorporates 70 office suites specially designed for growing technology businesses. In March 2016, the building was joined by the Campus’ flagship £8 million iCentrum building, offering flexible, innovative space to accommodate more digitally-orientated entrepreneurs and SMEs from across all key business sectors in the regional economy. In October 2016, the Universities Centre was launched, providing an additional 5,212 sq ft of enterprise space dedicated to furnished offices, flexible co-working, training sessions, and events. Serendip Smart Cit y Incubator Sitting at the heart of our iCentrum building, the Serendip Smart City Incubator provides market access and expertise for digital start-ups through close partnerships with major organisations, accelerating the early growth of new businesses. With six months’ free co-working space, early stage businesses can co-locate and work alongside big name brands including Barclays, Wayra, London Midland, TATA, the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, Transport for West Midlands, and Transport Systems Catapult. Launched in April 2016, this incubator also provides access to commercial partner databases, 1-2-1 business mentoring, and market validation. Entrepreneurs for the Future Based in our Faraday Wharf building, this ERDF-supported incubator supports the creation of innovative technology ventures. Birmingham has some of the UK’s best innovative talent, with this incubator helping to support some of the city’s best and brightest to enable them to reach their full potential. Start-ups become part of a flexible, highly connected, and collaborative environment from day one, with nine months’ free co-working space. Start-ups also benefit from 1-2-1 visiting expert workshops, free access to over 140 annual events, and access to a purpose-built Test Lab, enabling start-ups to test their new app or program across multiple devices. Since it was established in 2009, e4f has successfully supported the creation of