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We are a place that innovation calls home, pioneering the latest technologies.

Innovation hubs

Our innovation hubs can help your business discover new technologies. For the full list see our Innovation hubs page.


One of the world’s largest programmable testbeds, connecting five innovation hubs.

It provides a digital platform for the testing of products and services in areas such as robotics and wireless communication, in a real-world environment.

UMBRELLA’s easily accessible toolset enables users to develop a broad range of use cases in the future of mobility, zero-carbon technologies, healthcare, robotics and private 5G.

For more information visit the UMBRELLA website or email

IAPPS – Advancing propulsion

The IAAPS team, based in at the Bristol & Bath Science Park and University of Bath, take real world problems from industry and apply the best academic minds with access to state-of-the-art facilities to solve those challenges.

The team has been supporting propulsion research for over 40 years, combining academic and industrial expertise in all propulsion types to develop smarter and cleaner engines, powertrains and driver technologies.

At the forefront of research innovations in the propulsion sector, IAPPS facilitates joint partnerships and collaboration projects that can support the transport sector’s drive towards net zero emissions. Find out more on IAAPS website.

Superfast broadband

Superfast broadband is available in South Gloucestershire. With speeds of up to 330Mbps it makes it easy to run your business.

We recently secured funding to bring ultrafast and Next Generation Access broadband to approximately 4,300 homes and businesses.

To find out more visit our Connecting South Gloucestershire website.

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