IDEALondon is a workspace and innovation centre in the heart of Shoreditch — home to some of the most ambitious and flourishing new businesses in London’s tech city.
A partnership of UCL, EDF and Capital Enterprise, IDEALondon is here to give startups the space and support they need to grow — whether it’s access to funding, access to London’s best talent, expert advice from our partners, or just the space to get to work — all at an affordable rate and without asking for equity in return.
We’ve been home to more than 70 startups that have created over 3,000 jobs and raised more than £340 million funding between them. You might have heard of some of our alumni… like Curve, the banking platform now valued at $250 million and with more than 500,000 users.
Take a look at our current residents and success stories, or visit our programme page to find out more about what we offer and how we’re helping the next generation of startups. If you’re a startup and would like to join IDEALondon, check out our memberships.
Meet the Team
Vice Dean, UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Head of Blue Lab Proposition Innovation, EDF
CEO, Capital Enterprise
Programme Director, UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Front of House & Community Coordinator
Operations & Partnerships Manager
Senior Manager Blue Lab Discovery & Trials, EDF
Finance & Business Strategy, UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences
EDF is committed to collaborating with the very best talent in the start-up community to harness ideas and power innovation.
Our ambition is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon society through the development of new technologies and business models, benefiting from the digital and data revolution.
The partnership with IDEALondon brings together our technical expertise, our customer insights and our people to grow and support startups committed to making energy better for the UK.
Capital Enterprise’s primary mission is to help its members individually and collectively acquire the means and expertise to better support their clients: London’s entrepreneurs.
It is a network of London’s leading universities, accelerators, co-working spaces, colleges and local authorities – a community of organisations committed to making London the best place in Europe to start and scale a business.
IDEALondon is at the centre of UCL’s provision for post accelerator start-up support. In particular, UCL Engineering, whose mission it is to Change the World, provides world-leading research and IP, innovative educational experiences and a network of sought after students and graduates for internships and employment.
It specialises in offering access to startup mentoring, satellite education programmes, small business funding information and unique user testing and hardware prototyping facilities. It is also a hub for global academic-business technology networks.