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Our business facilites include start-up incubation space, research laboratories to support projects or testing and conference and meeting space.

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Start-up space

Digital Health Enterprise Zone

The Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ) programme is a £13 million partnership led by the University of Bradford and backed by investment from City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and the UK government.  It aims to make a significant contribution in reducing the predicted NHS £30 billion funding gap by helping get great digital health ideas off the ground and out to market. There is a business incubation facility for organisations innovating in technology-led health products located on the main University campus.

Our campus also has the benefit of on-site facilties such as restaurants and cafes and Unique Fitness and Lifestyle, our fitness centre.


The Ad:Venture programme, in which Bradford is a partner, is available across the Leeds City Region and offers business incubation space for those planning to start a business or existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading.

Conference and meeting space

The University has fully catered conference facilities, meeting rooms and accommodation available for business hire at our beautiful Heaton Mount Conference Centre.


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Academic facilities and laboratories

We have many leading-edge health, life science, engineering and informatics research and teaching facilities of world-class standard for business to benefit from.   These can be utilised through academic research activity and some can be booked for independent use.

To explore access to academic facilities you need to discuss your requirements with an academic member of staff in the research area you are interested in.

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