Business Incubation, Facilities & Acceleration

Incubation Facilities

Swansea University has specialist early stage life science incubation facilities.

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Institute of Life Science

Are you an early stage life science enterprise with aspirations of growth? Growing life science businesses is at the core of what we do. One of the many ways that ILS can provide access to the help and support businesses need to prosper is to become a Client Organisation and rent an office suite in one of our buildings, especially built to provide an environment in which to develop innovative products, processes and services to benefit human health.

For more information please click here and visit the ILS web pages

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Centre for Nanohealth

The centre is located within the new Institute of Life Science 2 (ILS2) building on the site of Singleton Hospital over two floors. The building consists of 1600m2 of state of the art facilities including dedicated laboratory space and offices for research, academic and project staff. The CNH offers a fully integrated nanotechnology and biomedical R&D environment.

Incorporated is a fully equipped nano-fabrication and characterisation class 1000/100 cleanroom for silicon and non-silicon based developments, a class 1000 bioclean room for tissue engineering and device functionalization, NMR, rheology, biomolecule printing, AFM, SEM, and photonics.

The centre includes a category 2 biomedical suite of laboratories offering cell and molecular biology capabilities, including confocal microscopy, and high-throughput/high-content analytical systems (Amnis Imagestream & GE In Cell); microbiology, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering: and nanogenotoxicology.

CNH can also offer access to incubation space  as private offices, a clinical research facility and access to a 'first into man' clinical trials unit and MRI/CT patient imaging and health informatics.

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Accelerating Business Growth

Swansea University provides specialist mentoring and advice

Swansea Innovations

Swansea Innovations

Swansea Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swansea University, is the gateway to accessing the University's intellectual property, offering businesses:

  • access to licensing opportunities
  • the know-how and expertise of University staff through consultancy projects

Swansea Innovations recieve 100+ patent disclosures per annum, and support 20+ patent applications per annum. 

Leadership Programmes

Leadership Programmes

Through nationally-respected leadership programmes, Swansea Univeristy has helped hundreds of SMEs.  

Between 2010 and 2015, a flagship pan-Wales programme, LEAD Wales (now closed), supported a: 

  • total increase in turnover by delegates of: £52M
  • total increase in employment by delegates of: 2424