Central Research Laboratory (CRL)


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Located in the Old Vinyl Factory in West London, once the home of EMI Records, Central Research Laboratory (CRL) is proud to carry on the site’s legacy for designing and producing world-beating technologies and products.

Backed by regeneration specialists U+I, we collaborate with HEFCE and ERDF to create high-tech jobs and economic growth.

Who We Are -

We are a team of experienced individuals from a variety of backgrounds - business development, marketing, design, manufacturing and policy - using our combined skills to support entrepreneurs through their product design journey.

What We Offer -

Co-working Space -

- Access to our workshops and support from our dedicated workshop technician, who is able to support on any manner of projects

- 24/7 access to co-working space – one of the features that differentiates us from other spaces

- In-house product design, business development, marketing and policy experts, who are able to support with a wide variety of business needs

CRL's Accelerator -

- All-encompassing Accelerator programme that offers guidance at each stage of product and business development £5,000 start-up grant

- Trip to Shenzhen to meet with manufacturing partners

- Mentorship from industry leaders

How We're Different -

We offer a tailored experience for entrepreneurs taking part in our accelerator programme and to those using our co-working space. Our prototyping workshop, mentoring programme, workspace and in-house expertise have been designed specifically to support the unique demands of physical product businesses.

To find out more about our Accelerator programme, see here:

To understand what our innovative co-working space can offer, see here:

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