About Us

A haven for new and growing businesses in Plymouth

Formation Zone launched in 2008 as a way of providing support to creative start-ups. Since then, we have grown to support many more sectors and offer office-space and business support in locations across Plymouth and Cornwall.

In Plymouth, businesses can choose between two reputable locations, with affordable desk space available to rent in both our on campus, City Centre hub and our new space at Plymouth Science Park.

Formation Zone is an initiative of the University of Plymouth, and is run by the Research & Innovation directorate at the University of Plymouth. We also enjoy a strong partnership with Santander Universities, who support our work with students and graduates.

A strong track record

We have a 10 year track-record of helping both new start-up businesses and more mature businesses to improve productivity and grow.

Formation Zone has supported over 200 businesses in Plymouth alone, helping them reach their potential and create high value jobs that benefit business owners, the city, and the region

With almost 80% of businesses started in Formation Zone continuing to thrive, basing your business in one of our professional offices increases your chance of success.

Formation Zone in a nutshell

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Space

  • professional, vibrant workspace
  • your own desk
  • increased presence and profile
  • meeting rooms included
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Support

  • excellent quality, award-winning support
  • peer support keeps motivation high
  • experienced management team
  • University of Plymouth knowledge & expertise
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Network

  • work alongside like-minded entrepreneurs
  • potential for collaboration
  • growing network of FZ alumni
  • network events and socials

Let us contact you

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