Incubation services and facilities
The Royal Holloway Enterprise Centre can provide office space and access to business support for local, knowledge-based business start-ups. Terms are designed for start-ups, with no obligation to commit to long or fixed term leases; after the initial 60 day period, tenants may terminate their leases with only 30 days notice. Rental rates are cost-effective compared to office accommodation available in the commercial sector.
The Enterprise Centre has a reception which during normal office hours handles switchboard calls, incoming mail, issues car parking permits and general visitor enquiries.
Photocopying and fax facilities are also available to tenants. Outside of normal office hours, the Enterprise Centre is accessed through code controlled doors.
The Centre is accessible by our business tenants 24/7, all year round.
Our office units vary in size, from two person units up to our larger units which can accommodate up to six people.
We provide high speed internet access, telephone points (charges extra), heating, light and power. Tenants supply their own furniture and office equipment.
We do not have wet lab facilities within the Centre. Prices are £21 per square foot for non-airconditioned units and £24 per square foot. A £500 deposit is required and payments are payable in advance on the first day of the month, by standing order. A typical two person unit would cost approximately £2,000 + vat per year, a four person unit approximately £4,000 + vat per year.
Our business tenants have access, at no extra cost, to two meeting rooms within the The Enterprise Centre.
The Board Room can accommodate meetings of up to ten people, the smaller meeting room can accommodate up to six people.
The meeting rooms are available for internal meetings and for meeting external contacts, clients and so on. Subject to availability (and extra payments) much larger meeting rooms and conference facilities are available on campus. Our business tenants also enjoy a 10 per cent discount on the use (subject to availability) of our central London meeting rooms at Bedford Square.
- physical office space and business address at Royal Holloway
- phone and phone lines
- high speed internet connection
- pigeon-holes for post
- pre-arranged use of the meeting rooms with AV facilities and catering available on order
- association with the College and the possibility of developing collaborative relationships with our academics and students
- 10% discount on use of central London meeting rooms at Bedford Square
- A typical two person unit would costs approximately £2,000 + vat per year, a four person unit approximately £4,000 + vat per year.
Some of our current business tenants
Abatis, founded by Royal Holloway alumnus William Rothwell, works with companies that are concerned about financial and reputational damage to their business if their corporate website is defaced or is used by hackers to infect visitors with malware. Its main product, HDF®, allows organisations rigorously to enforce a 'no unlawful software' policy on their company's computers. Unlike most anti-malware products, HDF® uses a unique generic method which does not need signature file updates.
Visit the Abatis website to find out more.
2iC software provides flexible battlefield interoperability which complements existing battlefield systems, enabling integration and coordination between independent systems that were not originally designed to work together. The software is also relevant in civilian sectors such as renewable energy, smart grids, telehealth and emergency first-responders.
The company has been able to benefit from its location close to university resources. 2iC worked with RHUL scientists on a Proof of Concept project funded by the UK Ministry of Defence. RHUL’s MBA students also reviewed potential new markets for 2iC software and presented their results to the company.
Visit the 2iC website to find out more.
Health Psychology Research Ltd
Founded by Professor Clare Bradley of the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, HPR Ltd manages the licensing of questionnaires for use by researchers and clinicians in clinical trials, as well as other research studies, routine audit and clinical practice. Athough using specialist translators for the questionnaires, the HPR in-house team is multi-lingual and able to deal with queries in French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Polish and Russian.
Visit the HPR Ltd website to find out more.
Some of our recent business tenants
Triometric creates end user monitoring products for high-value web applications, and offers expertise in performance consulting. Their customers include some of the world’s largest enterprises, information providers and online retailers.
High Tech Health
High Tech Health concentrates on bringing health devices from around the world to market via pharmacy and selling direct to the end consumer.