Central Research Laboratory

The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) is a startup accelerator and coworking space based in Hillingdon. It is full of hardware, digital, design and business talent.

It provides specialist facilities, knowledge and networks to grow product-based businesses, including connected products, robotics, wearables and Internet of Things.

Support programmes

CRL runs a number of business support programmes, including:

BOOST is a fully-funded scale-up programme for startups. It offers support in manufacturing, product development, marketing and investment to help participants take products to market and scale. Support includes workshops, one-to-one mentoring sessions and expert sessions led by marketing consultants. Find out more.

Accelerator works with early-stage hardware startups building physical products. It helps them to take prototypes towards manufacture and commercialisation. Participants can access support to help with product development, commercial strategy, investment readiness and engineering support. A grant of up to £5,000 to help with testing and product development costs is also available. Find out more.

Workspace

The CRL provides a number of membership packages that allow flexible access to coworking space in west London. The workspace provides access to prototyping workshops, products-focused expertise and business support.

The CRL is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Find out more

Related Resources

StartUp Croydon
Resource

StartUp Croydon

Services to help businesses start-up, grow and overcome challenges in Croydon.

Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence
Resource

Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence

CEME supports entrepreneurs to achieve accelerated growth.

Digital Catapult
Resource

Digital Catapult

Digital Catapult supports the early adoption of advanced digital technologies.