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Business Incubation Units

The incubation suite at e3 is a unique, modern hub promoting innovation and start-up. As a creative and collaborative environment, it is strategically placed to facilitate business incubation and add real value by providing the right amount and type of trusted support at the right time.

e3 exists to enhance enterprise and promote innovative practices for business development.

Why are we different?

At e3 our vision is to create an area-wide entrepreneurial culture that provides:

  • facilities to entrepreneurs;
  • individual coaching and business-building training programs;
  • education, leadership, and encouragement for innovation and creativity;
  • access to a full range of technical facilities;
  • access to skilled Belfast Met staff and students; and
  • a model for entrepreneurial excellence.

Business Incubation Facilities

There are nine modern, equipped 20.5m2 business units at e3 with a range of benefits including:

  • easy in/easy out terms;
  • free car parking with 24/7 access;
  • access to an onsite SME Enterprise Officer for advice and signposting;
  • opportunities for knowledge transfer and networking;
  • access to student groups for live business projects (terms and conditions apply);
  • reception services during standard College office hours;
  • access to hatchery resources such as seminars, workshops, software and guest lecturers; and
  • discounted rates on the use of training rooms and specialist IT, Digital Media, Technology and Hospitality zones by arrangement.

Business Benefits

The process of incubation is much more than bricks and mortar. It provides synergy and support for entrepreneurs and encourages peer-to-peer sharing of successes and challenges with business owners facing similar issues.

As a hub for business resources, e3 connects clients to programmes, funding opportunities, and entrepreneurial resources that accelerate growth and profitability.

Our goal is to build a culture where businesses learn from each other and collaborate on projects. We are not just about the space but developing people to gain results.

At e3 we offer a range of flexible and affordable packages for individuals and organisations to take advantage of our first class facilities.

For further information please contact: Business Development on tel: 028 9026 5049 or email: businessdevelopment[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk