Barclays and Kollider have announced a new partnership agreement that will see the bank launch its first Eagle Lab in Yorkshire – a space for businesses and ambitious entrepreneurs to scale their business, and communities to learn about new technologies.
Located at the Kollider facility in Sheffield, and combining the innovative Barclays Eagle Lab model with Kollider’s incubator success, the lab will support Yorkshire’s entrepreneurs and fledgling businesses as they look to create, innovate and grow.
Kollider powered by Barclays Eagle Lab will be based on the fourth floor of the refurbished building and house a Centre of Excellence; supporting businesses across sector specific indus-tries including; smart materials, health and wellbeing, games development, intelligent environ-ments and media. Barclays will also be the exclusive banking partner for the space.
Nick Morgan, of Kollider, added:
“We are delighted to partner with Barclays Eagle Labs to create a vibrant, collaborative and economically important destination at Castle House, an 80,000 sqft tech, digital, social and experi-ential project which we all believe has the power to act as a catalyst for the economic, social, physical and cultural regeneration in a key part of the city.
Our focus is on delivering a home for an already dynamic community, encouraging innovation and stimulating business growth in the city region.The Barclays Eagle Labs team and wider Barclays community are a critical partner in powering these outcomes.
There are lots of incubators and work-spaces across the UK, but few (if any) have all the ele-ments to properly scale great ideas - access to money, environment, support, skills, coders and analy-sists, international business development and IP. Kollider is uniquely placed to offer this.” A temporary lab is already operational at Barkers Pool House, Burgess Street, Sheffield and any-one wishing view the facilities or learn more about what an Eagle Lab does should contact get in touch.