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 flexible support programme for scale-ups and startups. It offers one-to-one mentorships, workshops and an in-depth programme run over several days. Find out more.

Accelerator works with early-stage product makers and hardware pioneers.  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.


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.

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