A haven for start-up businesses in the heart of Plymouth
An initiative of the University of Plymouth, Formation Zone is the hub for starting innovative businesses in Plymouth, with nearly ten years’ track record and expansion into more sectors and locations. Browse through our website to find out more about our expertise and the difference we’ll make for your start-up business.
Formation Zone is run by the Research & Innovation directorate at the University of Plymouth. Providing research and expertise to facilities and business support, gain access to an extensive and valuable range of resources and opportunities.
A strong track record
We support start-up, innovative businesses by providing a place where they can access the professional advice and supportive environment needed to thrive.
As part of the University of Plymouth, our business clients are able to tap into the knowledge and expertise of our students, staff and researchers, and many also recruit our talented graduates.
Formation Zone has supported over 200 businesses and has helped to create high value jobs right here in Plymouth. Starting in a dedicated business incubator like Formation Zone increases your chance of start-up success.
Almost 80 per cent of businesses started with Formation Zone continue to thrive; an impressive statistic considering that nationally almost 60 per cent of business fail to survive their first five years.
Formation Zone in a nutshell
professional, vibrant workspace
your own desk
increased presence and profile
meeting rooms included
excellent quality, award-winning support
peer support keeps motivation high
experienced management team
University of Plymouth knowledge & expertise
work alongside like-minded entrepreneurs
potential for collaboration
growing network of FZ alumni
network events and socials