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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Join our coworking community

Looking for a convenient place to work alongside like-minded organisations? Coworkers in our Arrivals Lounge get 24/7 access to a fixed desk and free use of our Members' Lounge, as well as discounts on meeting room hire and at the café.

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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

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...

An employers’ guide to apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have changed a lot in the last decade, and so have the ways that employers can get involved and benefit from them. To help...

Featured Events

  • 06 Mar 2024

    British Council – AI for the Common Good: A Conversation between Young Leaders and Experts

    Time: 09:30 Location: Engine Shed

    In partnership with a range of business as well as research and innovation partners, we aspire to engage young people in using AI for the common good by offering opportunities for skills building, sharing and creating innovative ideas and exchanging with policy makers and experts for upscaling their potential to influence the future of AI for social action.

    Register here
  • 07 Mar 2024

    Lunch & Learn: Getting Intellectual Property Ready for Investors

    Time: 12:00 - 14:00 Location: Engine Shed

    Get ready to level up your intellectual property game and impress potential investors with this Lunch & Learn event!

    Register Here
  • 14 Mar 2024

    Discover SETsquared Open Event

    Time: 11:00 - 12:00 Location: Engine Shed

    Calling all tech entrepreneurs! Come to SETsquared Bristol's open event to find out how our programme can help grow your business

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