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.

CRL Accelerator works with early-stage hardware startups who want to test an innovative technology that contributes towards net zero goals.  Support includes:

  • Product development.
  • Desk space.
  • Prototyping facilities and workshops.
  • Trips around the UK to meet potential manufacturing partners.
  • Mentoring.

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The CRL provides a number of membership packages that allow flexible access to office and hotdesking 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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