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Next Step Science provides facilities, business support and expertise for early stage scientific companies. As the designer, developer and facilities manager behind Bristol lab space and Incubator, Unit DX, we are working to lower the barriers to entry for science start-ups.

Independent, lean and rapid, our novel approach to developing innovation space provides SMEs with the space, network and know-how required to take their idea from research to revenue.


Innovation Centres

Our innovation centre, Unit DX, was opening in March 2017 and demonstrated a new model for creating local scientific infrastructure. This has been achieved using an innovative design process which allowed for dramatically reduced costs and timescales in comparison to similar projects.

Facilities Management

At NS Science, we have experience as the end user. Our scientific background and in-depth knowledge of our facilities mean that they are designed, run and managed to allow our tenants time to focus on their business.

Business Support

Alongside providing facilities, we also offer the advice and expertise required for developing scientific companies to grow. With access to a network of expert support, our tenants are able to get advice on a range of subjects from licensing IP, to accounting, tax or even marketing and branding.

Outreach Events

NS Science also organises schools programmes, aimed at widening participation in STEM subjects for city centreschool children. These events are designed to broaden children’s career horizons by taking them to working laboratories.
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