The Imperial White City Incubator

A hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, providing office and laboratory space for early-stage companies

The Incubator is based at Imperial College London's White City Campus, an ambitious development in West London. Imperial is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the world, appearing in the top ten of the QS World University Rankings for 2018.

Early-stage businesses can take advantage of being in close proximity to eminent scientists and experts in technology. The Incubator's central location in London offers easy access to customers, investors, commercial partners and consultants. Incubation support is offered by Imperial College London’s Enterprise Division.

The Imperial White City Incubator offers:

  • State of the art facilities serviced to a high standard

  • Office and laboratory space suitable for technology and research focused start-ups and early-stage companies

  • Incubation support with services managed by Imperial’s Enterprise Division

  • Access to a range of events, networking and education programmes to support business growth

  • A preferred supplier network providing discounted services to Incubator companies

  • A range of leases to suit your business - including virtual memberships.


About I-HUB

The I-HUB is Imperial’s translation and innovation hub, a space dedicated to turning world-leading research into new products and services.

Here, Imperial College London and Imperial College ThinkSpace have created a dynamic, enterprising environment which enables the translation of research outcomes into internationally significant technologies.

The building provides space for entrepreneurs, start ups, SMEs and international corporations at every stage of their growth.  Across 187,000 sq ft, it incorporates a range of fully serviced laboratory, write-up, incubator and office spaces, providing scalable, high specification accommodation to commercialise research and ideas.

If you are working on solving technical challenges and developing your business, the I-HUB at the White City Campus offers space to:


The White City Campus is a place where academics, government, clinicians, established businesses and start ups co-locate and collaborate, sharing ideas and expertise.  This new innovation district reinforces London’s status as a catalyst for scientific development and economic growth.


At the I-HUB, thousands of next-generation thinkers and entrepreneurs translate and commercialise cutting-edge research for the benefit of our economy and society.


We offer affordable adaptable office and laboratory spaces, providing open-plan, turn-key or bespoke flexible working spaces for companies at every stage of their growth.


About Imperial College ThinkSpace  

If your company is growing and looking to expand, Imperial College ThinkSpace can support you through the next stage of your growth. ThinkSpace supports incubator graduates by offering a range of scalable spaces to ensure your company continues to thrive in a collaborative, yet fully independent working environment. 
Our facilities are ideal for companies who’ve established product and market fit, and are looking for expansion opportunities to meet the bigger need for their products or services. 


Our team

Head of Incubation - graham hewson

Graham joined as the Incubator Manager in 2010.

Graham has worked in Incubation for over nine years, and has previously managed a successful digital media incubator in London's tech city.



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Entrepreneurial Programmes manager - Anca Mandruleanu

Anca has eight years' experience in Consultancy, and Project and Programme Management across various sectors and countries, initially as a consultant advising international companies and governmental bodies seeking to expand their businesses into new markets and to secure funding, and latterly, designing and delivering complex bespoke learning programmes for a network of FTSE 100 companies.

Before joining Imperial Innovations, Anca led a team of business advisers who were providing support to London-based SMEs in acquiring local and European grant funding and helping businesses and universities source technology, innovation and business partnerships in Europe and beyond.

Anca holds an MBA and a PhD in Management, where she focused on analysing how large companies can develop their intellectual capital as the most important source of competitive advantage.



Receptionist - Liz McCready

Liz joined as a part-time receptionist in 2010 and is currently managing the front desk at the Imperial White City Incubator. Liz is the first point of contact for the Incubator’s start-ups and stakeholders and her responsibilities include dealing with customers and supplier’ enquires, managing office admin and logistics, and supporting the Incubator management team.

Prior to Innovations, Liz worked 10 years as a supervisor and personal banker at Barclays Bank.