University Of Warwick Science Park

Business Support

The UWSP’s Business Support Service is a hub providing end-to-end services for innovation-led businesses. The team fronting our business support service offer a wide range of services from business mentoring for start-ups and SMEs to skills development and focused strategic projects for growing firms. We look to nurture new and existing businesses based in the West Midlands (Coventry, Warwickshire) and give them the tools and ability to reach their full potential.

  • Access to Finance
    UWSP offers a range of services to businesses in need of external finance and investors seeking new opportunities. The Access to Finance team not only have experience of running a range of equity and grant funds but also manage...
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  • Business Ready
    Business Ready is an innovative business readiness support package primarily for start-ups and SMEs with the characteristics and ambition for growth. It assists those with potential and those failing to reach their potential to overcome barriers and achieve scalability...
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  • Incubation
    UWSP's incubation and business acceleration programmes draw on all of the assets within the Park and our business development team. ignite is a flexible package of advice and practical help, designed to allow start-up and early stage companies...
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We deliver a variety of services that companies can utilise to facilitate growth and innovation. These include start-up facilities offered by our Ignite incubator, providing incubation support, access to finance and investment readiness support featuring the Minerva Business Angel Network and access to market support powered by Techmark, the science park’s technical marketing consultancy.

Business Ready is our current business support programme, combining the skills of the whole business support team under one umbrella. Our services are designed to support businesses with the potential for growth and those who are failing to meet their potential to overcome the barriers and achieve scalability.

Based out of the Venture Centre, the services offered are available for regional businesses as well as for tenants across all UWSP’s sites. Operating as genuine honest brokers, the support team are able to offer general advice and support towards Research and Development (R&D) projects. We are also able to put together bespoke programmes for internal and external clients.