Supporting Surrey’s Tech Entrepreneurs, Startups and Micro Businesses

If you’re looking for professional advice, networking and funding opportunities to launch or grow your business in Surrey – We’re here to help.

Surrey Research Park is a vibrant innovative business community located at the heart of Surrey’s Innovation District, in Guildford.

Here you’ll find a diverse mix of companies, from first-time entrepreneurs, startups, micro companies, growth businesses, and SMEs through to global brands — they’re all here doing pioneering work and helping to make the world a better place.

As part of the University of Surrey, we’re able to offer community members a range of exclusive opportunities and benefits that you won’t find anywhere else in Surrey.

Businesses based on the Park enjoy unprecedented funding, networking and academic collaboration opportunities, as well as social events and discounts off gym membership – as standard!

Read on to discover how we can help your business.

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Mentoring, Workshops, Investor Readiness Training and Facilities

Surrey Research Park Business Incubator (SETsquared Surrey)

Part of the UK’s No1 business incubator partnership (Financial Times, 2024), the SETsquared Surrey business incubator is on hand to help get you off to the best possible start by providing a package of individual support, mentoring, and access to office services.

With flexible pricing options to meet a broad range of needs and budgets, SETsquared Surrey has supported more than 250 companies to raise more than £165m.

Get in touch today to find out how they can help you.

Surrey Research Park Business Incubator (SETsquared Surrey)
  • <br><br>Hybrid Membership<br>£260+VAT per month*

    Hybrid Membership
    £260+VAT per month*

    -Bespoke 1-2-1 business support
    -Training and skills programme
    -Access to mentors

    *50% startup discount offered for up to 2 years

  • <br><br>Community Membership<br>£300+VAT per month

    Community Membership
    £300+VAT per month

    -Dedicated desk
    -5 hrs free meeting room usage
    -Co-working space

  • **Most Popular**<br><br>Residential Membership<br>£465+VAT per month*

    **Most Popular**

    Residential Membership
    £465+VAT per month*

    -Dedicated desk
    -5 hrs free meeting room usage
    -Bespoke 1-2-1 business support
    -Training and skills programme
    -Access to mentors

    *50% startup discount offered for up to 2 years

A Place to Grow Your Startup, Micro Business or SME

Join the Surrey Technology Centre

Our Surrey Technology Centre provides everything a pioneering startup needs to succeed.

We offer a range of versatile units and opportunities to meet your business needs, from small offices for one to six people, to larger customisable spaces ideal for bigger startups teams.

All our units are equipped with high-speed internet access, security, and come with meeting room hire options.

Moving into the Surrey Technology Centre is more than having a new prestigious address; it’s about becoming part of a community of like-minded innovators.

It’s your golden pass to unparalleled networking, collaboration, and talent pipeline opportunities. It’s the first step towards growing your thriving company.

Plus, with our flexible lease terms, you can find the perfect arrangement to suit your business’s trajectory.   

Ready to take the next step?

Get in touch with us today and let’s discuss your specific needs and how we can support your success. Use the button below to submit the form and schedule a meeting.

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Space for Gaming and Digital Creative Professionals @ ROCKETDESK

Whether you’re creating games, developing apps, editing video, building websites or working in any other creative technology field, you’ll be welcome at our friendly ROCKETDESK community.
This is a high-quality, open-plan, air-conditioned workspace, on Surrey Research Park, where creatives and developers can thrive as part of a community of friendly and skilled industry professionals.

Full membership costs £320 per month (+vat) and includes:

• Dedicated desk to call your own

• Very high-speed broadband Internet access on a non-contended line

• Use of high-quality meeting rooms, a fun break-out/kitchen area (with table football!), and on-site shower facilities

• 24-hour on-site security at the Surrey Research Park

• Benefit from strong industry links to other developers, service providers, publishers and platform holders. Social nights, development events and more

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Supporting Your Success

As part of our vibrant innovative community, businesses on the Park and in the Surrey Technology Centre are supported by our experienced and diligent management team, who are on hand to make it easy for you to get your business up and running on the Park.

Our Communications and Engagement team can help you make the most from the unique networking, research and talent pipeline opportunities available via the University of Surrey. They’ll also help promote your successes as part of celebrating the Park.

You’re never alone in your pioneering work at the Surrey Research Park. Our community members are in the best location in the county to tap into knowledge, expertise and funding opportunities available through participation in sector-specific innovation clusters. These cover:

• Space
• Digital and Cyber
• Gaming
• Human Health
• Animal Health
• Sustainability

And as part of our community you have access to range of professionals and support with exclusive offers and promotions for Surrey Research Park community members.

Schedule a call today
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Supporting Women Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders (SWEN)

For women entrepreneurs and business leaders in Surrey and beyond, the Surrey Women’s Entrepreneurship Network (SWEN), based at the Surrey Research Park, is a dynamic initiative dedicated to curating and creating opportunities for women to foster growth in both their ventures and networks.

Open to all, irrespective of whether you have a business on the Park, discover more and stay up to date with exclusive opportunities to network and learn with women like you.

Sign up today for the newsletter using the link below.

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Sustainability &
Your Wellbeing

Surrey Research Park nestles on the edge of the Guildford – land once used by Henry VIII for hunting, is today home to around 200 innovative businesses.

Our 70-acre grounds offers a blend of landscaped and biodiversity-focused green space, with two iconic lakes – a haven for waterfowl, fish and wildlife.

Other sustainable features include:

• Complimentary EV shuttle bus to Guildford Train Station
• EV charging points
• ESG Community Group
• Regular wildlife and biodiversity monitoring
• Tree action plans
• Hedgehog ambassadors
• Team building and networking environmental opportunities
• Sculpture trail

Your Wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing are incredibly important, and to support you, we offer everyone on the Park an exclusive discount at the University of Surrey’s nearby flagship Surrey Sports Park.

This discount is available to everyone who works on the Park, and is a great free value-add to your employee offer.

Throughout the year, as a community member, you’re invited to join us to for exclusive events and promotions linked to national and international recognition days, such as Mental Health Awareness and International Women’s Day.

Plus, a growing programme of social events to help you get the most from your time on the Park.

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