Who's it For?

Formation Zone is perfect if you have a business
idea you would like to develop in a supportive
and collaborative environment

Do you have an innovative business idea?

If you can demonstrate innovation, high standards and potential for growth we would like to hear from you.

Whether you have experience of running a business before or not, if you have a great idea, we are here to help you develop it into a successful business.

You don’t have to be a student or graduate to apply, we are open to everyone!

Which sectors do we work with?

We are talent spotting for the most innovative start-ups in these sectors:

  • creative industries
  • hi-tech
  • marine
  • environmental
  • advanced engineering
  • health and wellbeing


Formation Zone works with start-ups across these sectors and with a range of business models including social enterprises.

Not sure if Formation Zone is for you? Visit one of our drop-ins to find out more

Central Library, Plymouth

Taylor Maxwell House, 167-171 Armada Way, PL1 1HZ


Wednesday, 15 February 2017 – 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 – 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 – 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 – 1pm to 3pm

Careers and Employability Hub, Plymouth University

Ground floor, Roland Levinsky Building, PL4 8AA


Wednesday, 29 March 2017 – 12pm -2pm

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 – 12pm – 2pm

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 – 12pm -2pm

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 – 12pm – 2pm

We provide a place where you can access the professional advice and supportive environment needed to thrive.

Our space encourages collaboration and our meeting rooms, facilities and prestigious address will give you an edge in business.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, take a look at what our clients have to say about their time in Formation Zone.

Tom Pavelle, CAZMAT
“I feel that being in the Formation Zone is making a choice to surround yourself with innovators, and people of a similar mind-set. That means you are in a room full of people who are all doing amazing things, and are keen to hear what you are up to.”


Andrea Chandler, Total Monkery
“The environment in the Formation Zone is unlike anything else I have ever experienced. It’s very nurturing and all the staff are there to help and support you, it’s not at all cut throat and nobody wants to leave once they’re here.”

Andrea, Total Monkery

Martyn King, Fuel
“Being able to collaborate with other businesses based in Formation Zone allowed us to enhance our offer and I’m very happy to say that, as a result of being in Formation Zone, we were able to grow faster than we would have otherwise.”

Martyn, Fuel


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