Engine Shed is Bristol's innovation hub next to Temple Meads station. We provide space, membership, training and events that fuel a thriving innovation ecosystem in the West of England.


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We’re home to 5 meeting rooms, 4 event spaces, 3 coworking spaces and 18 offices.

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Our network. For you.

Become a member and get access to business support, workspaces and a community of innovators.

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Invest in you

Short innovation courses and workshops to upskill founders from ideation to high growth stage.

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Find out what's coming up

From talks and panels to product demos and meet-ups, shape the future at Engine Shed.

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Eagle Labs opens at Engine Shed

Bristol Eagle Labs will provide access to business expertise, banking services, and mentoring and coaching from scale-up specialists, as well as a year-round events programme dedicated to promoting collaboration and innovation in the community.

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About Engine Shed

Part of the University of Bristol, we exist to drive innovation in Bristol and the West of England.

We do this by welcoming startups, industry, academics, government and community organisations to use our innovation hub, and we provide support with membership, training, events and access to our innovation network.

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Our Innovation Partners

We work with our partners to drive innovation in the West of England region and wider.

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    Bristol Technology Festival

    Engine Shed is proud to be one of the founding partners and ongoing community partner of Bristol Technology Festival. Established in 2019, Bristol Tech Festival is the UK’s largest and most connected regional tech festival, designed to support those working in the industry and celebrate the depth of the tech sector.

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    Investment Activator Programme

    Since Engine Shed opened in 2013, we’ve had a focus on the investment agenda – particularly access to investment for growing businesses in the South West of England. Launched in 2021, the Investment Activator Programme (IAP) is designed to support companies and investors to increase the flow of equity investment in the South West.

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Featured News

Jack Jordan-Connelly, Ecosystem Manager at Barclays Eagle Labs
Eagle Labs opens at Engine Shed

We’re excited to announce that Barclays’ Eagle Labs has officially opened its Bristol base at Engine Shed, providing even more support...

Marvin Rees speaking at roundtable event at Engine Shed
Let’s Chat: Marvin Rees OBE

Our Let’s Chat series shines a spotlight on the all-important stakeholders who form a vital part of Engine Shed. We sat down with Marvin...

Engine Shed and British Business Bank host Meet the Funder events

Engine Shed and British Business Bank are running a series of Meet the Funder: South West events in 2024, following the success of their...

Featured Events

  • 25 Apr 2024

    techSPARK – Be an AI Trailblazer!

    Time: 8 - 10 am Location: Engine Shed

    This interactive session will explore the vibrant landscape of AI and how you may easily be able to apply it to your own business.

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  • 27 Apr 2024

    DDD South West

    Time: 9 am - 5 pm Location: Engine Shed

    DDD South West is a free one day technical event organised by developers for developers. It is a day of learning, discussing, contributing and being part of the developer community in the South West. Their goal is to provide free technical education, the opportunity to mix with peers and to make and develop relationships in the developer community.

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  • 08 May 2024


    Time: 9 am - 1 pm Location: Engine Shed

    Every Wednesday, Engine Shed resident Western Training Provider Network is offering drop in sessions for the local business community on apprenticeships and how they might work for you.

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