The Start of SPARK:
SPARK Business Incubation Hub was opened in 2004 with European Regional Development Funds and Wolverhampton Science Park Limited funding to provide 15,000 sqft of subsidised office space for start-up companies in the Creative Industries Sectors within the Wolverhampton and West Midlands area. The programme was established to raise the technology profile of the area with increased focus on clusters of activities in engineering (transport and building orientated), creative media (particularly multimedia, architectural and engineering design) and ICT. In the early years of the programme the focus was targeted at creative industries but in recent years the remit of SPARK support was broadened to meet the full criteria mentioned above.
Based at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park, SPARK helps start-ups that are creative or use technology in innovative ways to launch, develop and grow their businesses. This supportive eco-system around your start-up is why incubated companies are far more likely to survive than those that go it alone.
Modern and relaxed office spaces:
There are exciting changes emerging in SPARK….we have a range of modern and relaxed office spaces. We provide excellent start up support and on-going business growth opportunities supported by the regional Growth Hubs. We run Spark Start and Spark Grow workshops through the year as well as seminars on useful topics such as marketing, cyber security, finance, employment law etc.
SPARK incubation hub primarily support STEM and Creative entrepreneurs and currently incubates more than 20 companies.
SPARK’s mission is to retain creative and tech talent in the local area and to attract investment to the Black Country and The Marches.
Why not drop by and see first-hand how we seek to nurture and grow your science, creative or technology idea with us?